Misamis University

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Misamis University
MisamisUniversitySeal.png
Motto Educating for the future
Established June 1929 (Ozamiz)
January 1967 (Oroquieta)
Type Private
President Karen Belina F. De Leon, MD,Ed.D
Admin. staff 394
Students 8,000
Location Ozamiz City
Oroquieta City
, Misamis Occidental, Philippines
Campus Urban, 7.5 hectares campus in HT Feliciano Street, Ozamiz City
J. Ozamis Cor. Independence St. Poblacion 1, Oroquieta City
Former names Kolambugan Academy (1929-1931),
Misamis Institute
(1931-1955),
Misamis Colleges
(1955-1977),
Misamis University
(1977-present)
Hymn "Himno ng Pamantasan"
Colors Golden Yellow, Black, and White             
Nickname MU
Affiliations PACU
Website http://www.mu.edu.ph

Misamis University (MU) is a privately owned, non-sectarian, non-profit educational institution by the Feliciano family.

Misamis University is the only institution in Northwestern Mindanao that caters to more than 8,000 students every year in its 7.5 hectares campus in Ozamiz City and also in Oroquieta City.

History[edit]

In June 1929, Dr. Hilarion T. Feliciano and his wife, Do�a Maria Mercado Feliciano, founded the Kolambugan Academy in Kolambugan, Lanao Del Norte as the first private high school in this part of the country. Two years later, the school site was transferred to Misamis (now Ozamiz City) so that the school could serve a bigger segment of the population. The school was renamed Misamis Institute.

The Second World War halted the operations of the school. It reopened in 1946 and in the same year, government recognition was obtained for the complete offerings of Elementary and Secondary courses. The founders courageously launched an expansion program, and Education, Commerce, Liberal Arts, and Law were offered and gained full government recognition in 1953.

In 1955, the name of the school was changed to Misamis Colleges. In June 1974, the BS Social Work was offered and the first graduate course leading to Master of Arts in Education and BS Civil Engineering gained recognition. In 1975, the BS Nursing & Midwifery was opened.

The year 1977 was very significant as the institution was granted the university status. Dr. Jaime M. Feliciano was installed the First President of Misamis University.

Developments[edit]

The graduate degrees of Doctor in Education, Master in Public Administration and the undergraduate course in B.S. Community Development received recognition in 1984. The Master in Business Administration program was recognized in 1985 and a year thereafter, BS Agricultural Education, Psychology, Biology, Zoology, Forestry, Doctor in Dental Medicine and Associate in Criminology were granted government permits. The Computer Technology course was recognized in 1988. In 1989, the Instructional Media Center was constructed and was subsequently equipped to complement the development programs of the University. In the same year the laboratory of the College of Engineering was updated attaining full compliance to the requirements of the Technical Panel for Engineering Education. The BS in Accountancy received recognition from DECS in 1992.

To meet the changing demands of the times, the University offered the following courses in School Year 1993-1994: Master of Arts in Nursing, Certificate in Marine Transportation, Certificate in Marine Engineering, BS in Marine Transportation, BS in Marine Engineering, BS in Computer Engineering, BS in Occupational Therapy and BS Computer Science. In that same year, two new majors were added: the English Language Teaching and Mathematics Education for the College of Arts and Sciences and Education.

In 1995 the Master in Nursing was offered and in that same year, the Forest Ranger Certificate, BS in Physical Therapy and BS in Medical Technology were granted Government Recognition. To complement the paramedical courses offered by the institution, the university built a modern state-of-the- art tertiary hospital, the Misamis University Medical Center (MUMC). The Medical Center provides an excellent training for the students in Nursing, Midwifery, Medical Technology, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy while also providing quality health services in the community.

In 1996, the University took a bold leap by connecting to the Information Superhighway. The INTERNET was installed through the FAPENET facilities. In 1998, Misamis University established the Quality Standard System (QSS) of DET NORSKE VERITAS for maritime education using the standard of ISO 9001:1994. The aim was to raise the standard of training and competence of the students to a level acceptable in the global maritime industry

At the onset of the third millennium, the institution continuously responded to the challenges of quality education in various fields of specialization. A one-year Seafarer Course with specialization in Deck Rating was opened in June 1999. To widen the program for computer technology, the BS in Information Technology was opened in June 2001. A year thereafter, the CISCO Networking Academy Program (CNAP) opened and a six-month Care Giver course was offered.

In October 27, 2003, by virtue of Resolution No. 393-2003, Misamis University was granted DEREGULATED STATUS per CHED MEMO 21, S. 2004. Benefits include the exemption of the university from the issuance of Special Order, freedom from monitoring and evaluation activities of CHED, entitlement to the grant from CHED whenever funds are available, and the privilege to determine and prescribe their curricular programs to achieve global competencies.

The technical vocational curricula were restructured in compliance with the requirements of the Unified TVET program Registration and Accreditation System (UTPRAS) of TESDA. In 2004, the two-year courses in Automotive Service Technician, Building Wiring Technician, Electronics Technician and two-year courses in Automotive Service Technician, Building Wiring Technician, Electronics Technician (machinist) and Refrigeration and Air-conditioning and the one-year.Nursing Assistant course were given UTPRAS registration certificates. It was during this time that the Graduate School also submitted herself for assessment by the Evaluation of Graduate Education in the Philippines [EGEP].

Aggressive infrastructure projects have defined the years 2000 to 2005. It saw the rise of the H.T. Feliciano building which houses the Colleges of Computer Studies and Criminology; the Natural Science building, which houses the chemistry, biology, zoology, anatomy, microbiology laboratories; the Complex Building which houses the function hall, chapel, canteen and faculty lounge.

In April 28, 2005, Misamis University was certified by DET NORSKE VERITAS (DNV), (Management System Certificate No. 2373-2005-AQ-SIN-RVA) The Netherlands, through its DNV Regional Office in Singapore as having conformed to the Quality Management System set forth in ISO: 9001:2000 standard in full scope. Five years later, in July 14, 2010, the university was certified to ISO 9001:2008 Standard.

In 2006, Dr. Karen Belina F. de Leon became the Third President of Misamis University. With the new president at the helm of the University, more developments were being undertaken in infrastructure, in academic pursuits, and in maintaining the quality management system. During the strategic planning in May 2007, the University President announced that the university would prepare for the Institutional Monitoring and Evaluation for Quality Assurance (IQuAME) assessment of CHED.

The University undertook more developments in infrastructure. In June 2007, the University inaugurated a three-storey building that houses the library in the second and third floors. The ground floor houses the various offices of the Department of Student Affairs, Guidance and Testing Center, Office of the Scholarship Coordinator, Internet and students� lounge and the Research Center. In the same year, the Mock Ship and the swimming pool were operational. The site of the old library was renovated into a speech laboratory and computer-engineering laboratory.

The Management Information System (MIS) was organized to meet the Technology Services to Misamis University. It is tasked to design a computer-based delivery system to meet the needs of the university and direct the implementation and operation of the system. Under the MIS is the Network Service (NS), which offers electronic communication to the academe and the community. To facilitate prompt release of students rating and enrolment of students, the MIS developed the launched the e-grading system in October 2010.

The MU e-Grade Sheet�, is a web-based system that integrates the Electronic Grade Inquiry, Online Course Evaluation and Electronic Grade Sheet Submission with the University Student Information System. It is an INTRANET system designed only for the university used and can only be accessed within the campus. The e-grade system allows academic advisers, parents, guardians, and student themselves to monitor their scholastic rating in a semester on-line. Prompt enrolment of students was also facilitated. The system eradicates the students queuing in the different offices to get their rating which is a requisite of enrolment.

The university continues to be the forefront in technological advancement with the installation of WiFi in nine key areas of the campus and the forging of connectivity with Globe thru the MY MU SIM program. MIS also manages the MUWeb, e-mail, DNS proxy and firewall systems. It caters a dial-up Internet service for Ozamiz City and Walk-in Internet service to the MU community. The MIS houses MU�s Intranet, the MUNet.

In July 2007, the basic science programs, the elementary and high schools submitted for a preliminary visit while the Criminology and Marine Transportation programs submitted for a consultancy visit. The 4-year course in Hotel and Restaurant Management was offered. Other new offerings included the ladderized programs of Care Giving (NC Level II), Health Care Services for Nursing, Animation NC III, PC Operation NC II Programming NC IV and Computer Hardware Servicing NC II for BSIT and BSCS curricula; Security Services NC II and Security Services NC I for Criminology; and Deck Seafaring NC II for the Maritime Education. In line with these developments, the University upgraded its research and community extension services, in cooperation with local government units, the provincial government of Misamis Occidental, NGOs and some foreign countries as partners of development, especially in the environmental and ecological management concerns. In 2008, the University established the NMF-CLG, the research aim of the Graduate School to cater to the researches for good governance of LGUs. Within the same year, the covered court was constructed and was functional during the second semester.

In October of SY 2010-2011, the English Department in partnership with the USAID has established the Job Enabling English Proficiency [JEEP] Program to further enhance the MU Community�s speaking, listening and decision making skills. The laboratory is equipped with a 40 unit brand new computers with DynEd� course systems facilitated by competent and trained English Professors. At present there are 23 sections taking up this program. The newly implemented J.E.E.P facility is considered a �benchmark laboratory� in the institution

At present, several programs of the university are accredited with PACUCOA; Level 11 3rd Re-accredited Status for Civil Engineering; Level 11 2nd Re-accredited Status for Liberal Arts and Commerce major in Management & Business Administration; Level 11 First Reaccredited Status for Nursing, Education programs for Elementary and Secondary; Level 1 Formal Accredited for the Mechanical Engineering programs; Candidate Status for Elementary, High School, Criminology & Marine Transportation. Further, the Master in Nursing program has undergone consultancy visit.

The University is also cognizant of the changes that have to be met for its continual improvement, the MU Manor; a teaching hotel for the BSHRM students was opened to the public in July 2010. A new 3-storey building is under construction to accommodate technology laboratory advancement in the College of Computer Studies and an additional 45-unit computer laboratory was provided.

The Computer Engineering Laboratory was upgraded with its 30 unit fully air-conditioned computer laboratory. A brand-new Universal Testing Machine (UTM) was acquired for the Civil Engineering Program. A covered walk leading to the Engineering Laboratory was provided. The Maritime College has installed the latest version of its GMDSS equipment and a synchronouscope for the Marine Engineering Laboratory. A computerized new Main Entrance Gate, Lounge Building and Front Fence will be fully operational by February 2011. Further, an on-going construction for a three (3) storey building projected to be completed in June 2011 will accommodate the technology laboratory advancement of the university particularly, the Colleges of Computer Studies and Criminology.

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