CHED designates TAU as COE in teacher education, COD in agriculture


CAF’s Agricultural Education identified as a Center of Development

The Commission on Higher Education gave the University a cause for celebration as it awards the then Tarlac College of Agriculture a recognition as a Center of Development (COD) effective January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.

As a Center of Development, TAU is recognized as a unit that has the potential to be a Center of Excellence in the future, with its rating in the evaluation an evidence that it has the capability to become one. Also, it must take note of the following responsibilities: (1) act as role model/leader in the community in terms of delivering AE programs; (2) sustain and enhance research capabilities and upgrade professional and research graduate programs in the field; (3) provide assistance to agencies /institutions within its geographical area of coverage; (4) develop quality instructional programs through faculty development activities and upgrading facilities and library holdings; (5) undertake basic and applied research activities on emerging trends and advancements in the field; (6) undertake extension and linkage projects through regional or national consortia agreements, internationalization activities and industry-academe collaboration; (7) undertake activities / projects necessary in developing quality education in AE in line with the thrusts of the government; (8) accelerate the development of AE through strategic developmental programs and projects; and (9) establish linkages with Centers of Excellence in the same discipline to further improve its capability to undertake research in the field. 

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TAU, CHED, MASHAV hold international training course to promote sustainable agriculture


The Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) kicked off its long term collaboration with the Israeli government through the conduct of training course on Gender, Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security: The Role of Agricultural SUCs in the Philippines in Leading the Community held on Sept.5-16  at the University’s Farmers’ Training Center (FTC).

Initiated by CHED and the  Center for  International Cooperation of Israel (MASHAV), the training course aimed to provide the participants with the awareness and in-depth orientation on the interplay of gender, climate change, sustainable agriculture and food security; create a venue among the SUCs to frame institutional policies and innovative programs to mitigate climate change, promote sustainable agriculture and ensure food security; recognize government initiatives and identify possible prospects for generating support/assistance. 

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CHED approves 12M funding for TAU’s educational innovation project


Committed to advance the position of the University to bring about novel transformative solutions to be at par with the more advanced higher education institutions (HEIs), TAU put forward and was able to gain the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) National Vetting Panel’s approval for the “Smart University Platform for TAU” proposal under the Kto12 Institutional Development and Innovation Grant (IDIG) – Internationalization Category.

With this project, TAU will be granted with the amount of twelve million pesos (12M) as funding assistance for the implementation of the development stage (Phase I) of the said program proposal.

The SMART UP for TAU Project is expected to pave way for (1) establishment of pedagogical platform (i.e. online learning, learning management system); (2) development of infrastructures and laboratories; (3) instructional material development; (3) capacity building; (4) internationalization; (5) partnership development; and (6) mobility programs.

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TAU targets massive learning facilities and infrastructure development

Now that the Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) has landed her feet on higher grounds, bigger responsibilities also come along its way. Infrastructures take the front line of priorities. Thus to better serve clients, several projects have been laid down towards the long envisioned world class facilities.

As of December 2016, 14 infrastructure projects have been completed. These include the (1) rehabilitation of the Engineering Rice Mill Laboratory, (2) rehabilitation of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Large Animal Dissecting Shed, (3) rehabilitation of Don Onofre Martin Hall of the College of Agriculture and Forestry (CAF), (4) rehabilitation of the Poultry Laboratory of CVM, (5) rehabilitation in Integrated Science Laboratory, (6) rehabilitation of Voc-Tech Building of the College of Education (CED), (7) rehabilitation and conversion of the Food Center to Technology Laboratory Building, (8) rehabilitation of the Post-harvest Laboratory, (9) repair of tennis court perimeter fence and pathway, (10) drainage pipes,  (11) repair of Executive House garage, (12) repair and rehabilitation of piggery storage, (13) repair and rehabilitation of Integrated Laboratory experiment area, and (14) repair and rehabilitation of Farm Machinery shed.

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SEAMEO INNOTECH partners with TAU for LMS implementation

To facilitate cooperation towards the implementation of the Learning Management System component of the “SMART University Platform for TAU,” the Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization – Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO-INNOTECH) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding at the latter’s office located at Quezon City, Metro Manila on December 2, 2016.

Dr. Max P. Guillermo, TAU President and Dr. Ramon Bacani, Center Director of SEAMEO INNOTECH represented the two institutions, respectively, in the signing as witnessed by Dr. Ernesto A. Viray, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Edmundo Baccay, Director for Curriculum and Instruction; Dr. Christine N. Ferrer, ELIA Director, all from TAU and Mr. Benito E. Benoza, the other party’s Manager for Knowledge Management and Networking Office. 

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