International Conference on Civil Engineering Education (ICCEE2012), ISSN 2244-3738 November 9-10, 2012 De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
2. HIGHER LEVEL OUTCOMES2.1 Expected Graduate Attributes
De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines created a “vision of their ideal graduate” andimplemented the Expected Lasallian Graduate Attributes (ELGA) in 2009 (The Lasallian 2012).ELGA emphasizes on four qualities Lasallians should embody upon graduating from theUniversity. The four ELGA states that Lasallian graduates must be:(a)
a critical and creative thinker,(b)
an effective communicator,(c)
a reflective lifelong learner, and(d)
a service-driven Citizen.The ELGA has become “the framework for curriculum mapping, creation of course contents,methods of assessment, and modes of classroom instruction.” To concretize the ELGA in thecurriculum, DLSU conducted Faculty Development Seminars on the revision of the coursesyllabi. The syllabus writing seminars introduced a template wherein the syllabi must clearlydefine the course learning outcomes in relation to the four elements of ELGA.
2.2 Outcomes at the Program Level
At the program level, Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) and the Program or StudentOutcomes (SOs) which should be aligned with the expected graduate attributes must be clearlydefined. Presently, PEOs have not yet been defined in each program. However, programoutcomes have already been incorporated in the Policies and Standards of CHED for variousengineering programs. Program outcomes are the same as student outcomes (SOs) and are usedsynonymously. Each program has to address these SOs for minimum compliance and theuniversity may add more SOs if necessary.Since the Gokongwei College of Engineering (GCOE) has not yet clearly stated the PEOs of thevarious programs in the college, the vision-mission of the college and each department can serveas a framework at the program level in the design and planning of the curriculum. The vision-mission can be the basis in formulating the PEOs.2.2.1. College Vision-MissionThe vision-mission of the GCOE which states that (DLSU-GCOE, 2012):
“As an integral part of a university that envisions to become a leading research institution with significant international impact and strong local commitment, the College of Engineering is positioned tomake major contributions by providing leadership and innovation in engineering and related fields toassist in the economic and social development of the Philippines.
To educate and nurture technically competent men and women for careers of leadership and innovation in engineering and other related fields.