September 2016 Accomplishment Report

¬Accomplishment Report in September 2016

Prof. Marie Jane Matero was invited by the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) as one of the resource speakers during its 4th Case Writing Workshop held on 7th September 2016 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu¬¬¬ City, Philippines.


The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) invited UP Cebu to participate in its efforts to improve the country’s Business Administration programs. Faculty and staff of BMC attended the activity entitled “Zonal Public Hearing/Consultation on the Proposed Revised Policies, Standards and Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs for BS Business Administration, BS Entrepreneurship and BS Office Administration and Proposed PSG for Graduate Program in Business Administration” held on 9 September 2016 at the Cebu Parklane International Hotel, Cebu City.

The following BMC faculty and staff who attended this public hearing were:

Prof. Mary Gretchen F. Chaves, DBA- BSM Coordinator
Prof. Stevenson Q. Yu, CPA, MBA- MBA Coordinator
Ms. Marve Deiparine, Graduate Program Staff



Prof. Leahlizbeth A. Sia presented to the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) her research paper entitled “Emotional Labor: Its Influence an Employees’ Work and Personal Life in a Philippine Franchise Dining Industry” during PAP’s 53rd Annual Convention “Strengthening the Bond of Research & Practice in Philippine Psyhology” held from 14-16 September 2016 at Fontana Convention Center, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga


Prof. Leahlizbeth A. Sia was invited by the University of San Carlos (USC) to be Chair of the Panel in the Proposal Presentation and Oral Defense of the Thesis entitled: A multiple case study approach towards identifying practices for food manufacturing SMEs with fuzzy hybrid MADM” held at the OR and Simulation Lab of USC – Talamban Campus, Cebu City in September 2016


Management Class Activities and Community Service

From 9 – 11 September 2016, the entire Management 173 class went to Kool Adventure Camp in Balamban and went through a 3-day youth development program. The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc (RAFI) was tapped by Prof. Tiffany Adelaine Tan to help bring out the creativity of the students in an outdoor adventure. Figure below shows students cooking their own breakfast, on the trail and in reflection.


On 24 – 25 September 2016, Prof. Tan and Ms. Estela Fernandez, together with Arts and Humanities lecturer Ms. Christy Manguerra and 20 Management 173 students travelled to Bantayan Island to conduct a situational analysis of the island. The UP Cebu group was hosted by Mr. Allan Monreal, the President of the DamgosaKaugmaon, a non-government organization (NGO) helping the communities in the island. Figure 6 shows the Management students with Mr. Monreal in different locations of Bantayan Island.


Extension Work:

Chancellor Liza Corro with her BM 162 students conducted an extension work entitled ” Empowerment of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises of Pinamugahan and Neighboring Municipalities” on 24 September 2016 at the Monteray Farms Resort, Pinamugahan, Cebu.

This extension work is in coordination with the UP Cebu Go Negosyo Center and Business Manamgement 162 class.

Academic Program Improvement:

The API on the proposal to conduct a case study writing workshop was able to achieve the first of two parts of case narrative writing:

1. the faculty agreed to collectively publish a “case book” material that puts together the outcomes of the case narratives written;
2. Prof. Chaves shared her knowledge and experience, and provided some tips on writing business case study writing;
3. each individual faculty (who were earlier encouraged to prepare the narrative materials) started to write the draft of their respective case studies in the fields of management where they may be able to use the case study materials;
4. the faculty were able to collegially consult with each other in terms of “cliniquing” to improve the narrative substance and form; and
5. the faculty agreed to continue a month after the second part on the case writing workshop