UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES
State universities and colleges are agencies of the national government mandated by law to serve the underserved and underprivileged but deserving sector of the Philippines society. These state educational institutions fulfil this basic mandate through the trilogy of functions, necessarily; all aim to contribute significantly to the improvement of the quality of the sector that these state institutions serve. In order to empower the SUCs to fulfil their basic mandate through the three main functions of research, instruction and extension, the state provides subsidy under the assumption that these agencies of the national government are also capable of generating resources internally. Thus, a fourth function, which will serve as the university’s main logistic-generating arm, is established: Production. The Governing Board of the SUCs ensure that both the internally-generated resources and the national government subsidy are used judiciously to perform the three functions in order that the SUC is able to effectively and efficiently fulfil the basic mandate. This outlines the policies and extension protocol of USTP in tandem with the other equally important documents in research and instruction. It is guided by the Extension Philosophy which permeates the Extension Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives of the State University.
THE EXTENSION AGENDA
The Extension Agenda is anchored on the Strategic Plan of the University The University’s Strategic Development Plan is the product of a collaborative strategic planning effort of the major stakeholders of the USTP community. Spearheaded by the University President, it sets the directions by which the University will carve its niche in the higher education sector of the country. The planning process exhibited the University’s pursuit for excellence, for committed and facilitative leadership, for stakeholder ownership and participation, for responsiveness to development challenges and opportunities, and for a firm grasp of current realities. It was an iterative process that started with the units/departments, then to the college, the divisions, and finally the university level. It went through a series of consolidation and validation with the different stakeholder groups and the General Assembly before it was presented to the Board of Regents. In the final consolidation stage, the details of the plan were again presented to the General Assembly for further refinements.
EXTENSION UNIT GOALS
Translate the product of research into workable technologies that could be usedassist identified communities;
- Utilize existing expertise in the college in a package that would contribute to the Integrated development of identified communities;
- Extend consultancy services to agencies of government, local government units industries and communities whenever requested.
USTP Function Hall