Tarlac State University
|Tarlac State University|
|Pambansang Pamantasan ng Tarlac|
|Type||Public, State University|
|President||Dr. MYRNA Q. MALLARI|
|Chairperson & Presiding Officer
(Board of Regent)
|Hon. RUPERTO SANGALANG
|Admin. staff||179 administrative personnel
|Postgraduates||MA.ED, MAN, MBA, MPA, MSIT|
|Doctoral students||Ed.D, DPA, DBA|
|Location||Romulo Boulevard, Tarlac City, Philippines
|Campus||1 University in 3 Campuses|
|University Hymn||TSU Hymn (T.S.U. Beloved Alma Mater)|
|Colors||TSU Maroon and Golden Yellow|
|Nickname||LS Blue Eagles|
Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines,
|Website||Tarlac State University Official Website
Tarlac State University Hong Kong Campus
International Conference Education
Established in 1906, Tarlac State University (TSU) is the center for academic excellence in the province of Tarlac in the Philippines. It offers graduate courses in select fields as well as vocational, undergraduate, degree and postgraduate programs in Engineering, Chemistry, Human Kinetics and Social Sciences, Computer Studies as well as Information Technology, Business and Accountancy, Education, Public Administration, Architecture and Fine Arts, Secondary and Nursing. Just recently, TSU offered its Bachelor of Laws program (LL.B) in cooperation of Integrated Bar of the Philippines Tarlac Chapter. In addition, TSU also run medical degree program for international students at its Lucinda Campus.
- 1 Membership in Regional and International Educational Associations
- 2 Campuses
- 3 International Partnerships
- 4 Tarlac City
- 5 History of Tarlac State University
- 6 University Key Officials
- 7 Deans and Associate Deans
- 8 Laboratory School (Secondary Education)
- 9 University Logo
- 10 Athletics for Tarlac State University
- 11 Research Extensions and Development
- 12 International Affairs
- 13 Statistics at Glance
- 14 Snippets of Tarlac State University
Membership in Regional and International Educational Associations
- TSU is a member of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC)
- TSU is a member of the AUAP (Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific). Malaysian universities UKM, UPM, and Australian universities UNSW, USQ, are among the 200+ universities of the various Asian and Asia-Pacific nations in the AUAP. (See http://auap.sut.ac.th)
- TSU is a member of the AUF (Asia University Federation). Lingnan University of Hong Kong, is among the member- universities of Asia nations in the AUF (See http://www.sunmoon.ac.kr/~auf/index.htm)
- TSU is listed in the IAU (International Association of Universities) database. IAU is a unit of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). TSU is listed under universities in the Philippines. (See http://www.unesco.org/iau/onlinedatabases/list.html)
TSU has three major campuses, located in Tarlac City (Philippines) :
- Tarlac State University Lucinda Campus
- Tarlac State University Main Campus
- Tarlac State University San Isidro Campus
and an international campus in Hong Kong.
Tarlac State University also offers postgraduate programs in PhD Business Administration to students in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, and Korea. A number of students from USA, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Korea, and India have attended and graduated from Tarlac State University.
TSU is actively involved in global alliance with a number of foreign universities in its effort to globalize.
Tarlac City is approximately 125 km north of Manila, and is the hometown of the late Sen. Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., and of the late former President of the Philippines Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino. The incumbent President of the Philippines, Benigno S. Aquino III is from Tarlac. Hacienda Luisita and Central Azucarera de Tarlac are located on the outskirts of the city.
History of Tarlac State University
Tarlac State University (TSU) was established at the same time that public education was developed in Central Luzon and the Philippines. Initially TSU was seen as a trade school, and its origin as such could be traced to as early as 1906, when the director of public instruction mandated the offering of intermediate grades and selected areas in the country to cater to industrial and vocational courses.
In 1909, under the auspices of the provincial government and the Provincial High School, this school begun to instruct secondary students. By 1921, it evolved into a full secondary school. In 1931, the trade school was annexed to Tarlac High School (THS) during the principal ship of Russel Taylor – a status it maintained until the onset and the end of the Second World War.
In 1946, immediately after the war, Tarlac Trade School (TTS) was officially separated from the Tarlac High School, with the appointment of Manuel T. Espinosa as its Principal. More than a decade later, in 1959, the Congress of the Philippines approved House Bill 1006, jointly sponsored by Congressmen Constancio Castaneda and Jose Roy, converting Tarlac Trade School into Tarlac School of Arts and Trades (TSAT); with Mr. Espinosa also becoming its first Superintendent. As a nationalized academic institution, TSAT began to offer collegiate technical education courses in the province.
In 1965, Tarlac School of Arts and Trades (TSAT) and Tarlac National Agricultural School (TNAS) in Camiling, Tarlac, were merged to become the Tarlac College of Technology (TCT). TNAS became TCT-College of Agriculture (TCT-CA) while TSAT became the Tarlac College of Technology – College of Arts and Trades (TCT-CAT) by virtue of RA 4337. Then Dr. Mario Manese was appointed as its first president (1965–1972), who introduced the courses on teacher education and engineering.
Prof. Jack Smith replaced Dr. Manese in 1972 as TCT President. It was during his early tenure, when Presidential Decree 609 was mandated in 1974, which stipulated the separation of TCT from its agricultural component, which became the present Tarlac College of Agriculture in Camiling. Smith's lengthy stay in TCT saw its expansion as a state college for technology, particularly with the acquisition of a 10-hectare lot in Barrios Ungot and Maliwalo that came to be known as Lucinda Campus and which eventually became the site of the Laboratory School and various agro-industrial projects of the institution. It was during the term of Prof. Smith that the 5-Year Engineering Course (B. Sc. Civil Engineering Degree Program) was realized with the first batch of graduates, followed by Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering graduates.
In 1976, the TCT organized the Graduate School with academic programs leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Education, with majors in Guidance in Counseling and Educational Management. In 1978, the TCT set-up degree programs in Master of Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and the revised two-year Trade Technical Education. In 1983, the Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Bachelor of Elementary Education (Degree Programs) were offered.
Dr. Ernesto Cosme was designated Officer-in-Charge in September 1984, eventually becoming TCT's third and last president. It was during his administration that R.A. 6764 was signed into law by then President Corazon C. Aquino on October 13, 1989, converting TCT into Tarlac State University (TSU); thereby serving as its acting president. The conversion was made possible through the sponsorship of Tarlac's three congressional district congressmen namely, Jose Cojuangco Jr., Jose Yap and Hermie Aquino. Dr. Cosme's stay in both the TCT and TSU saw the further expansion of the physical structure and academic programs. Modern buildings rose on the 1.2 hectare Main Campus and the 10 hectare Lucinda Campus. Additional programs were opened, such as Doctor of Education Management in Consortium with the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP), Bachelor in Secondary Education, Bachelor of Science and Accountancy, Business Administration major in Entrepreneurship, Chemistry, and Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences.
On August 8, 1990, the TSU Board of Regents appointed Dr. Alejandro Fernandez (then Professor of Political Science and Ninoy Aquino Professor of Development in the University of the Philippines) as the first president of TSU. During this time, TSU acquired more than eight hectares of land for a third campus in San Isidro under a 50year lease contract with the provincial government. Prof. Priscillla Viuya, Dean of Graduate School, was appointed OIC of TSU effective February 28 up to mid-September 1994.
On September 14, 1994, Dr. Rodolfo Baking, a Professor at TUP, was appointed by the BOR as the second president of the University. Like his predecessors, his administrative policies were geared towards the upgrading of academic standards and the offering of curricular programs that cater to the development needs of the government and the private sector.
On December 5, 1996, the Board designated Academic Affairs vice president Dr. Dolores G. Matias as OIC. As an OIC, she steered the University into attaining its visions and missions of offering relevant quality education to the people of Tarlac and its neighboring provinces. During her incumbency, the Graduate School and College of Business and Accountancy attained level two accreditation while the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education attained level one accreditation. The College of Engineering, which already had a level one accreditation, was proposed for the next level accreditation. The Colleges of Technology and Architecture were readied to undergo the same process. During this time, passing average in the board examination of the graduates improved. Other courses were opened like B.Sc. in Computer Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Doctor of Public Administration. The Ed. D. major in I.E.M. was continued to be offered by the University on its own, now without the consortium, while another major, educational management, was added to the Ed. D. program. The Testing Center was institutionalized and evening classes were organized. Additional classrooms and university facilities were also built and the students were accorded a function room and added space for their use. The student population during this time increased to more than 10,000.
Dr. Matias was appointed as the third University President by the Board of Regents on March 25, 1998. During this year, she did not only actively herself in the affairs of the university but also in the region as chair of the Development Council of State Universities and Colleges (DC-SUC III) and representative of the region to the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC), among others.
A reorganized University administrative structure gave way to a third Vice President, that of Planning, Research and Extension. Emphasis was placed not only on instruction but also on research, extension and production. Research proposals were submitted to the Commission on Higher Education, the Department of Science and Technology and other entities for funding. Extension service to the community was enhanced and income generation was intensified. University policies were reviewed as the University Code was written in celebration of the centennial of the Philippine Revolution. TSU became strongly aware of its roles and responsibilities in nation building by establishing its tradition of excellence. Cooperativism was encouraged. It was during this time that the College of Computer Science attained its full-fledged status as a college and the CAS was organized into to two separate colleges - the College of Science and the College of Arts and Social Sciences. Course offerings were re-evaluated and updated as new curriculum were opened.
In 1999, TSU became a Center of Development in Electrical Engineering due to the high performance of its graduates in board examinations. Christina Timbang, a BSBA graduate placed third in the 1999 Accountancy Board, Rolando Roxas placed fourth in the Electrical Engineering Board, and Julieta Barriento placed first in the Teacher's Board, province wide.
In response to the challenge for the SUC's to generate income to augment the dwindling resources from government, the TSU Administration established a Business Center, which took charge of income generating projects.
In 2001, a streamlined organization structure made and implemented as soon as Dr. Matias assumed into office resulted in a functional and revitalized university organization. A new awareness on the function, roles and responsibilities of each office from the top down to the Deans and Directors created a new sense of leadership and accountability.
Curricular programs were continuously developed and upgraded. Offered for the first time were Doctor of Public Administration (1998), AB Theater Arts (1999), AB Journalism (1999), BS Nutrition and Food Technology (2000), BS Electronics & Communication Engineering (2002), BS in Information Technology and Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (2002) and BS Mathematics (2002).
In terms of Accreditation, in 1999 the following courses attained level 2 accredited status: BS Civil Engineering, BS Electrical Engineering and BS Mechanical Engineering. In 2000 the following courses attained level 2 accredited status: BS Social Science (History), BS Chemistry, BS Elementary Education, BS Secondary Education and BS Industrial Education; while the following courses attained level 1 - candidate status: BS Computer Science, BS Architecture and BS Technology major in EIT, FAT and MPT. In December 2001, the doctoral and master's programs of the Graduate School, BS Accountancy and BSBA Entrepreneurship were submitted for first resurvey visit which is the first step towards a level 3 status.
The year 2003 saw TSU investing heavily on Information Technology (IT). Likewise, it also provided additional instrastructure that would facilitate academic, cultural and sports activities. Trainings were conducted to the University personnel by the TSU Administration. Also, during this year, a number of faculty members continued to enjoy scholarships.
The university continued to perform well in the board examinations. In the November 2003 Civil Engineering board exam, TSU graduate Renato Belmonte, Jr. placed fourth. In the May 2003 Certified Public Accountant's Board Exam, Meozah Campana placed third, while, Israel Basilio placed 13th. In the June 2003 Architect's Licensure Exam, Marvin Tejada, placed seventh.
Courses for offering abroad were also opened by the university: the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, in association with the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) for students in Hong Kong and China, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with different fields of specialization for students in Hong Kong and China (2004), the Diploma in Environmental Management Curriculum under the College of Science for Chinese Students (2004), and Bachelor in Secondary Education major in Christian Education (2002).
The College of Computer Studies became very active in curriculum development such that, during this year, the College was able to come up with five course offerings: BS Computer Science (BSCS), Information Technology (BSIT), Information Management (BSIM), Ladderized BSIT specializing in System Design and Programming (SDP) and Hardware Development (HD), and a Post-Baccalaureate One-Year Diploma in IT.
In research, attention was focused on science and technology. A number of researches were completed while a number of researches were continued by the proponents. Programs / projects in research evolved around improvement of instruction; environment, solid waste management, health and safety; and, in support for micro, small and Medium enterprises in Tarlac Province.
Added to the curriculum were MPA in Health Management, Master in Engineering Program (Electrical Engineering), BS Nursing and Master in Business Administration. In 2004, the courses MS in Information Technology and MS Civil Engineering were offered.
In 2004, TSU garnered the highest level as far as the regional office assessment is concerned as part of three major evaluation processes, which were initiated by the CHED and the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
In June 2005, Bachelor of Physical Education was opened while Bachelor in Public Administration was added to the existing MPA and DPA programs to complete the vertical articulation of the College of Public Administration. Complete devolution of graduate programs to mother colleges has been undertaken. Likewise, faculty members visited Korea as a result of a tie-up with Busan University.
The College of Nursing building in the Lucinda campus was occupied in June 2005. Other infrastructure projects followed during Dr. Matias term. This includes the Business Center Building which houses the canteen.
The term of Dr. Matias ended on March 25, 2006.
Dr. Priscilla C. Viuya, Vice President for Academic Affairs during the time of Dr. Dolores G. Matias, became the 4th President of Tarlac State University by virtue of Board Resolution number Resolution No. 120, s. 2006 effective March 26, 2006.
As president, she has taken steps to introduce new programs and build a stronger international profile. These measures were linked closely to the university's vision of maintaining a culture of excellence in instruction and research by promoting quality, higher education programs for people empowerment and professional development.
In her first year, new major fields in the master's programs have been approved: MAED major in English, Filipino, and Physical Science under the College of Education in 2006; Diploma in Human Resource Management under the College of Public Administration in 2006; and Master of Arts in Nursing under the College of Nursing (2007). In the College of Business Administration, the Bachelor of Science major in Marketing and Ph.D. in Business Administration (2006) had been approved by the Board of Trustees and so with the 5-year program for BS Accountancy (2007).
Nelvin Nool, an education graduate of TSU, topped the Licensure Examination for teachers in August 2006.
The Certificate in Asian Intercultural Studies Program for foreign exchange students is the tool to widely open the University to the international market. The university also entered into a consortium with the Fell Academy of Korea to meet the academic needs of Korean students of the Republic of Korea. A MOA was also signed with Troy University which operates several programs in the Southeast Asia. A memorandum of agreement was signed with the Tianjin Radio and Television University in Home Economics in April 2007. Several other MOAs were signed with institutions in China and Hong Kong where extension of TSU program offerings are actively pursued. An important MOA has been entered with Health Care Maintenance Institution (HCMI) that would open the way for the Medical course at TSU. These Medical courses will open for foreign and local students with HCMI sponsoring the infrastructure needs and requirements of the course. Today most programs of TSU are accredited with AACCUP and in terms of leveling, TSU is level 3 second resurvey visit.
A call center was also established at TSU in April 2007 for the integrated outsourcing program. This is a CHED-TSU partnership that aims to provide greater opportunities to TSU and Tarlac.
The important element in Dr. Viuya's leadership is developing ties with universities and other leading institutions around the world, while supporting free expression, reasoned discourse and diversity in ideas.
It is also during this time that the International Guest House was constructed along with the Commercial Center, the Lucinda Campus Food House and the College of Science/Office of Registration & Admissions.
The College of Education, College of Business & Accountancy, and the College of Public Administration underwent 3rd survey on January 9–12, 2007 where only the College of Education MAED and EDD program passed except for the Library.
The College of Education and College of Public Administration underwent 3rd survey revisit on March 5–7, 2008 where MPA, DPA, Ed.D., M.A.Ed., programs were accredited. In 2011, all these graduate programs along with BS Chemistry, MBA and DBA programs passed the third survey, 2nd revisit.
Additional classrooms and university facilities were also built and the students were accorded a function room and added space for their use. The student population increased to more than 15,000.
Dr. Viuya's term ended on March 25, 2014. Dr. Louella F. Ona, VP for Research, Extension, Production and Development was appointed OIC President.
On March 31, 2014, Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari, Vice President for Administration and Finance was appointed by the Board of Regents as the 5th President of Tarlac State University.
University Key Officials
- Myrna Q. Mallari, DBA
- Lolita V. Sicat, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Lorna L. Dimatulac, DPA
Vice President for Administration and Finance
- Louella F. Ona, Ed.D.
Vice President for Research, Extension, Production and Development
- Armee N. Rosel, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Deans and Associate Deans
- Nicanor C. Caingat, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Public Administration and Graduate Studies
- Ar. Marco F. Bildan
Dean, College of Architecture and Fine Arts
- Agnes M. Macaraeg, Ed.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Michaela P. Sagun, MBA
Dean, College of Business and Accountancy
- Renato T. Mercado, DBA
Associate Dean, College of Business and Accountancy
- Engr. Marlon V. Gamido
Dean, College of Computer Studies
- Engr. Edgie M. Delos Reyes
Associate Dean, College of Computer Studies
- Julieta M. Lagasca, Ed.D.
Dean, College of Education
- Lourdes S. Briones, MaEd.
Associate Dean, College of Education
- Engr. Pedro G. Suerte- Felipe Jr.
Dean, College of Engineering
- George S. De Vera, MaEd.
Dean, College of Human Kinetics
- Atty. Leslie T. Orencia
Dean, College of Law
- Lucila O. Sunga, MPA, MAN
Dean, College of Nursing
- Ma. Socorro D. Valdez, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Science
- Arnel A. Punla, Ed.D.
Dean, College of Technology
Laboratory School (Secondary Education)
Tarlac State University - Laboratory School (Secondary) is the high school affiliated with Tarlac State University in Tarlac City, Tarlac Philippines. TSU-Laboratory School was founded under Tarlac State University's College of Education, aiming to help in the development of competitive student teachers.
The school is located on a 10-hectare lot at Lucinda Campus, Brgy. Binauganan, Tarlac City and is considered to be the largest high school in the province (in terms of lot area) with approximately 500 students from various elementary schools all around the region.
A proposition suggesting the closure of the school was presented in 2005, citing the inability of the provincial government to support the school. However, this order had been terminated, and TSU-Laboratory School is still accepting enrollees for every school year.
In 2006, TSU-Laboratory School had four school days (Tuesday to Friday) by the order given by Tarlac State University. This was reverted to the original five-day classes in 2007 due to the problems students encountered with the late dismissal times.
The Main Building is located near the College of Education and College of Nursing. It has 10 classrooms, 1 faculty room, a Sub-Supreme Student Council office, 1 computer room, and 4 restrooms (1 for faculty members, 1 for boys, and 2 for girls.)
Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) Building
The TLE Building houses the TLE classrooms wherein the students make their simple architectural designs and basic drafting.
The covered court is used for sports activities and other school events such as Mr. and Ms. Laboratory School, Buwan ng Wika, Music Fest, United Nations Celebration, Nutrition Month and Mathematics & Science Fair.
Audio Visual Room
The AVR or Amphitheater is a place for seminars, career orientations, film viewing, reviews, and religious activities. It has a theater-like built to maintain the students' view of the front of the room.
The swimming pool is located in back of the campus and is used to train students for swimming competitions.
Awards and achievements
Laboratory School had received numerous awards in both academics and athletic competitions in citywide and national levels. One of the school's profound achievements is its title as the first school that won the grand Champion for five consecutive years, thus gaining the Hall of Fame award at the 2007 Malatarlak Festival street dancing competition held by the Tarlac City government. Recently, Laboratory School have been participating in NCC Philippines.
TSU publishes its newspaper, The Work, thrice every school year. The literary magazine "obra", Prose and Poets is published at least once every school year.
TSU-Laboratory School publishes its newspaper, The Work Jr., thrice every school year. The literary magazine Prose and Poets is published at least once every school year.
The school yearbook is The Spark Jr. Messages from the President of the Philippines, University President, College Dean, and School Director are shown. Advertisements are occasionally included in the later portion of the book.
This hotel con training ground for HRM students of TSU hosts most of the foreign students studying there. Seminars, wedding and other celebration/ occasion can be conducted in this state of the art edifice.
- The seal is concentric. A smaller circle is enclosed by a wider circle. A triangle is designed inside the narrower core circle.
- The seal has a golden – yellow background in the outer circle and maroon in the inner circle which represents the colors of the province of Tarlac. These two colors also represent Technological Education which was the original nature of TSU as a technological institution.
Designs Embossed on the Face
- 1906 – Foundation date of the University with the passage of Act 6764 converting TCT into TSU.
- The triangle stands for stability and represents the interdependent equal tri-functions of the University namely: Instruction, Research, and Extension.
- Inside the triangle are: Sun (similar to that found in the Philippine flag) which symbolizes the State and the two open human arms which remind us of a person ready to uphold and protect the State.
- Outside the triangle are: A Gear which symbolizes Technology and Technological development. An Owl which signifies Knowledge and Education; and five V-shaped exhausts/pipes that stand for the University Resources. All these symbols represent the kind of curricular education, training and development offered by the Institution (Arts and Letters, Architecture and Fine Arts, Science and Technology, Business and Accountancy, Public Administration, Computer Studies, Education, Law, Human Kinetics, Engineering, Nursing and all other comprehensive services and programs it may offer in the future).
Athletics for Tarlac State University
Laboratory School Cheerleading
The TSU Junior and Senior Varsity was established in 2009 to compete for the National Cheerleading Championship. The Junior Varsity is composed of High School Students for the TSU Laboratory School, also known as the L.S. BEPS (Blue Eagles Pep Squad) the Junior Varsity will represent TSU in all High School Cheerleading Competition.
The Senior Varsity on the Other hand was composed of mostly CBA students, but to further enhance the skills of the Squad, the Senior Varsity open its door for other students from other Colleges. The Varsity is now composed of students from the College of Business and Accountancy and College of Education.
In the succeeding years we are opening our door for all students of TSU who want to be part of the Senior Varsity.
- 33 Milo Cheerdance Champion
- 7th Aro Mendoza Cup Champion
- SM Clark Supermoves Champion
- SM San Fernando Grand Showdown Champion
- NCC Central Luzon Regional Qualifiers Champion
- 7th Best Team NCC Finals
- NCC Central Luzon Regional Qualifier Champion College Division 7th Best Team in the NCC Finals
The TSU CBA Tigers Cheerleading Squad made its name as one of the best cheerleeding squads in the province of Tarlac. Consistently on top of every competition and awes the crowd with their breathtaking performances. the Squad Began in 1995 as a pep squad of the College of Business and Accountancy in Tarlac State University with their cheers and yells and became back to back champion for 1995 and 1996. In 1997 they were defeated by the CT Pep Squad, but in 1998 began the dynasty of the Tigers as they held the Trophy for eight consecutive years (1998–2005) in the University Intramurals. Because of this continuous success they were the first cheerleading squad to receive a hall of fame award from the university. Another highlight of their success is their performance in front of the ASEAN athletes in 2002.
The CBA Tigers Cheerleading Squad Pioneered standard cheerleading in the province of Tarlac, They were even the first squad to use cheerleading mixes in different competitions within the province. The squad has set the trend and performers. the squad has been the source of every new Technique and Stunts, Tosses and pyramids, as well as dance moves and uniform styles across the province. This created great interest for cheerleading amongst the people of Tarlac, making them a household name.
For decades the CBA Tigers Cheerleading Squad is famed for their craft but most of all, for the community they've created amongst its members and alumni. The CBA Cheerleading Squad does not only boast that they are on top of their field but also that they mold responsible citizens and teach values of sportsmanship.
Research Extensions and Development
In 2006, with the start of the present administration headed by the University President, Dr. Priscilla C. Viuya, the Office of the Vice-President for Planning, Research, Extension and Training (VP-PRET) was under the helm of Dr. Brigido Corpuz. The offices under the VP-PRET were the Planning and Development Office (PDO), University Research Office (URO), University Extension Office (UEO), Office of the Alumni Affairs (OAA), Center for Tarlaqueño Studies (CTS), Institute of Local Government Administration (ILGA), and University Training Office (UTO).
On 15 February 2008, Dr. Glenard T. Madriaga was designated as the new Vice-President for PRET in lieu of the designation of Dr. Brigido Corpuz as Vice-President for Production. Moreover, the name of the office was changed to Vice President for Research, Extension and Development (VP-RED) when the Organizational Structure of TSU was revised and approved during the August 1, 2008 BOR Meeting. With the changes was the transfer of the PDO under the Office of the University President and the UTO to the Office of VP-Production. The rest of the offices were retained while new ones were attached namely the Gender and Development (GAD) and Intellectual Property Office (IPO).
The Vice President for Research Extension and Development focused on fulfilling the mandates of each of the attached office. Programs, projects and activities were planned and implemented that would accent the comparative advantage of the university. In fact, good reviews were reported by the University Planning Office on the accomplishments of offices under the VP-RED.
Tarlac State University is a chartered state university with one hundred years of educational service to the people of Tarlac and the Central Luzon Region. It started its humble beginning as an elementary trade school in 1906 progressing to a secondary school in 1919. Later it became a collegiate technical school (Tarlac School of Arts and Trades) in 1959 and then a full-fledged state college (Tarlac College of Technology) in 1965, and finally, was converted into a state university (Tarlac State University) on October 13, 1989 by virtue of Republic Act 6764.
Statistics at Glance
- Number of Course Offerings: 80
- International Programs - 15
- Graduate Programs – 17
- Post-Baccalaureate Programs – 2
- Baccalaureate Programs – 42
- Certificate Programs – 4
- Secondary Programs – 2
- Number of University Personnel 471
- Faculty – 249
- Administrative & Support Personnel - 222
- Student Population: Around 14,136
Snippets of Tarlac State University
- Ohio State University, USA has deemed Tarlac State University’s PhD as equivalent to a USA PhD (See http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/profile/Philippines.pdf)
- TSU has on-going international exchanges with universities world-wide: Troy University in Alabama, USA, Busan Presbyterian University, Busan, South Korea (See http://www.tsu.edu.ph/intl/index.asp) and Health Care Management International, Singapore (See http://www.hcmieducation.com/index.htm)
- HKMA (Hong Kong Management Association) has organized for officers of the Hong Kong Police Force, the Fire Services Department, the Customs and Excise Department, the Independent Commission on Anti-Corruption etc. to pursue Tarlac State University’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice (See http://www.hkma.org.hk/program/program_next.asp?prog_no=ADCJ&prog_cat=APD&ver_type=E)
- Hong Kong Police Department congratulated two of its Police Constables PC Chow Tai-Man and PC Tso Man-Ting for earning Tarlac State University’s Bachelor Degree of Science in Criminal Justice after 3 years of study with the Hong Kong Lifelong College (See http://www.police.gov.hk/offbeat/896/eng/n25.htm)
- A paper published by Steven Hung Chung Fun of Tarlac State University (Entitled: HKSAR Education Policy and Social Class Stratification: a Historical Comparative Analysis with the Theories of the State) is currently in the collection of LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science) under the Collection of CCPN (China in Comparative Perspective Network) (See http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/CCPN/pdf/Social%20Inequality%20and%20Social%20Change.pdf)
- Information on Tarlac State University can be accessed via Philippines Embassy of Malaysia website at http://www.philembassykl.org.my/. Click on Commission on Higher Education link and search for Tarlac State University.
- Satellite images of Tarlac State University can be accessed at http://maps.google.com.my/maps?hl=en&tab=wl by keying in the search for Tarlac State University
- Tarlac State University is one of 25 institutions in the Philippines designated as members of the Depository Library Program of the ADB (Asian Development Bank) (See http://www.adb.org/Publications/Depositories/PHI.asp and http://www.adb.org/Documents/Others/Catalog/2009/Pub-Cat-Mar-09.pdf)
- Status of CIBAC (Citizens Battle Against Corruption) Fund with hospitals as of May 2008 for the 14th Congress is published at http://www.congress.gov.ph/pdaf/profile/details/villanueva_details.pdf. Tarlac State University is one among the 20+ Philippines universities that enroll CIBAC Scholars.
- Tarlac State University is a founding member of CLIERDEC (Central Luzon Industry and Energy Research and Development Consortium), the Region III Consortium of PCIERD (Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development). (See http://188.8.131.52/publication/TSL/TSL1.pdf)
- The University of Sheffield, UK advises its graduating students who wish to do further study overseas to verify the accredited status of universities before enrolling. For universities in Asia and the Pacific region, it advices students to ensure that such universities are listed in AUAP (Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific). TSU is listed in AUAP (See http://www.careers.dept.shef.ac.uk/infotree/StudyingOverseas.php)
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