Seoul Accord Annual General Meeting

The Seoul Accord’s Annual General Meeting (SAGM2016) was held last June 3-5, 2016 at the Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Read more

PSITE National Board (AY 2016-17)

Due to the recent developments with the PSITE National Board, the board met and reconvened in Manila on 15-March-2016 and held another election. Congratulations to the new set of officers listed below, they will bring PSITE into even greater heights! Soar high, PSITE! Mabuhay!!! Read more

Thailand Educational Benchmarking

Last May 23-28, 2015, I joined the Benchmarking Educational Tour of the PSITE National Board in Bangkok, Thailand. Read more

(ACTIS 2014, Japan) Asian Conference on Technology, Information and Socity

Last November 20-23, 2014, I attended and presented a paper entitled “Best Practices and Challenges of Information Technology Education in the Philippines. Read more

SEOUL ACCORD General Membership Meeting

The Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (ABEEK) invited me to attend the Seoul Accord General Meeting (SAGM2013(Seoul)), Millennium Seoul Hiiton, Seoul, Korea last June 21 to 23, 2013. Read more

Indonesia Educational Benchmarking

Last May 18-25, 2014, I joined the Benchmarking Educational Tour in Jakarta, Indonesia. Read more

PICAB MOA Signing

Philippine Information and Computing Accreditation Board -- MOA signing Read more

2013 NESRC

Pix taken during the 2013 National Engineering and Science Research Conference (2013 NESRC) held at the Heritage Hotel, Roxas Blvd, Pasay City last March 7, 2013 Read more

PSITE NATCON 2013

PSITE NatCon 2013 Opening Remarks; Read more

SMART SWEEP 2013

A team of four students from the Institute of Computing of the University of Southeastern Philippines clinched the Ideaspace Award and a PhP 100,000 cash prize; Read more

Hongkong Benchmarking Educational Tour

I joined the PSITE National Board Hongkong Benchmarking Educational Tour last January 03-06, 2013; Read more

eGOV Awards 2012

From a shortlist recommended by DOST-ICTO, i was invited to be one of the judges of the eGOV awards final judging last November 8, 2012 at Oxford Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga; Read more

10th National Conference on Information Technology Education

Delivered by Dr. Randy S. Gamboa, PSITE President, during the NCITE 2012 October 19, 2012 in Laoag City; Read more

Top 10 Finalists for the 9th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards!

Two entries from the Institute of Computing had been shortlisted as top 10 finalists for the 9th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards!; Read more

10th Philippine Youth Congress on Information Technology(Y4IT)

The Philippine Youth Congress on Information Technology or "Y4iT" (Youth for IT) is an annual event hosted by UP ITTC and UP SITF in cooperation with the UP ITTC Student Volunteer Corps, JICA, PSITE, CSP, PCS, PSIA, GDAP, EITSC, HSF, and Cyberpress. … Read more

Board Meeting

pix taken during the national board meeting last August 17-19, 2012 at Club Balai Isabel, Barangay Banga, Talisay Batangas.; Read more

Certificate of Recognition: Best Paper

The University of Southeastern Philippines held its 25th University Wide In-House Review; Read more

IBM Web Application Development Training

The Institute of Computing through its extension office with IBM and the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators-Region X1 … Read more

ARIGATO GOZAIMAS

Konnichiwa , On behalf of the participants both from the Philippines and from other countries, I would like to thank the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship or ….Read more

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

PSITE Induction of Officers, AY 2011-12

(Delivered by Dr. Randy S. Gamboa, PSITE President, during the Joint PSITE National Board and Regional Presidents Strategic Planning, Systems Plus College Foundation, SPCF English Camp, Don Bonifacio Subd., Angeles City, April 28, 2011) and

induction of PSITE national officers with mayor "boking morales" of mabalacat, pampanga as our inducting officer.

Good evening once again.

First of all, I would like to thank our good mayor, Hon. Marino "Boking" P. Morales , for gracing this affair despite his hectic schedule. We are very privilege and indeed grateful, thank you mayor. Thank you also to our dear sponsors, Systems Plus Foundation College, Mabalacat Colleges, Angeles University Foundation, Holy Angel University and St. Nicholas Colleges.

I am likewise honored for being re-elected as President of PSITE National. As president for the past years, I have set the direction and thrust for every year. And the regional chapters in turn aligned their programs and activities towards these thrusts. If you remember, we have the mnemonic PReParE which means Professionalism, Research, Partnership and Education.Following that was our Peer-to-PEER which adopts the small brother-big brother concept. We address not only the concerns raised by big or matured schools but most specially the small schools. The first Peer refers to us, colleagues, peers, not only individuals but also institutions, helping one another to achieve a common goal. We know as an organization, there are more schools needing our help and we know that the bigger and more matured schools are more than willing to extend a hand. And the other mnemonic PEER means Partnership, Education , Extension and Research. When I announced these thrusts or shall I say, key result areas, at the back of my mind were the PSITE objectives which are found in our constitution and by-laws. Section 2.1 provides that “the general objective of this Society shall be the promotion of quality information technology (IT) education. The specific objective is found in Section 2.2 which states that “this Society shall serve as a venue for the optimization and development of faculty members, curricula, projects, research, resources, linkages, and assistance in policy formulation related to IT education.”

From the time that I became vice-president of PSITE up to this time that I am the president, we implemented something new, several firsts, several changes in the organization. We went away from status quo. We embarked into programs and projects which were not done before. We implemented systems and policies, and changed the mindset of the regional chapters in the formulation of the programs and activities. We even came to a point of reviewing and amending our very own constitution and by-laws. Admittedly, however, the process of change that we did was not systematic. Though we attained a high level of attainment to most of our projects, we could have done more. And many could have participated in the process.

With this in mind, I thought of having an organizational development or commonly known as OD. OD is a process of improving our organization and a systematic process of change. According to Killion and Harrison, organizational development requires a planned approach to change based on meeting the needs of both the people and the organization. What are the needs of the people and the organization? I know a few but not all. Will these be met by the organization? Is it part of the mandate of the organization to meet those needs? If so, how would these needs be met? What are the details in meeting those needs?

On a broader sense, if meeting these needs, will we attain our mission statement, the purpose of our organization? Does this define our vision or the way we want to look at the future? To all these questions, my answer for now is “I don’t know”. The main reason why I say this is that we do not have our vision and mission statements. The goals, strategies will follow after that. Then we can have our own strategic plan, say, for three years, which shall be updated every year.

Plans are important. But what is more important is the planning process, wherein you and I will be given the opportunity to be involved and be part of, today. Hence, let us grab this chance to actively participate in the process of organizational development and strategic planning.

The process will be facilitated by our very own PSITE Board member, Grace Tyler. I hope that you will all cooperate in this endeavor and make this day a great success.

So to all of you, my colleagues, my peers, let us PReParE for OD.

Good evening.