9th CCJEF Program Advisory Council convenes
College of Criminal Justice Education and Forensics
April 8, 2022
The College of Criminal Justice Education and Forensics (CCJEF) convened its 9th Program Advisory Council (PAC) meeting for Criminology and Forensic Science programs last April 6, 2022. The meeting was attended by various partner institutions of the college, such as the Angeles City Police Office, Angeles City Crime Laboratory, Angeles City District Jail, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency – Region 3, Parole and Probation Administration, National Police Commission – Region 3, Angeles City Traffic Development Office, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, International Justice Mission, Bureau of Fire Protection, Commission on Higher Education- Region 3 as well as the other CCJEF stakeholders such as alumni, parents, faculty and staff, and the reinforcement of the student leaders.
Ms. Edna Marriza C. Santos, Assistant Academic Vice President and concurrently Assistant to the President, started the meeting by delivering her warm welcome to everyone and extended her profound gratitude for the never-ending preparations and commitment of the college to improve the quality service for the students—the most treasured aspect of the institution.
As emphasized by Dr. Niño M. Kabiling, CCJEF Dean, the PAC members provide the college with detailed advice regarding the adequacy of the program objectives, curriculum, and course materials. They likewise recommend the way the courses are offered to the students and the changing needs of the industry.
The meeting featured the presentation of the college's accomplishments from July 2021 to March 2022. It also paved the way for the presentation of the updates on the hybrid internship program for the graduating Criminology students. Mr. Eduard Dimalantae, CCJEF Practicum Coordinator, briefly discussed the three phases underwent and currently undergoing by the Criminology interns. All partner agencies have given positive feedback on the performance of the interns.
The highlight of the meeting is the presentation of the newly developed curriculum for both the Criminology and Forensic Science programs that would be effective School Year 2022-2023. The justification of changes is to strategically balance the level of difficulty of the courses in a semester and provide continuity of learning requiring crucial knowledge to the students.
Innovation of additional courses relevant to the changing needs of the industry was incorporated into the curriculum and was applauded by the partner institutions. The council members provided crucial inputs on the further improvements of the courses. Dean Kabiling formally ended the PAC meeting by extending his most profound gratitude and appreciation to all the PAC members for helping the college ensure the employment environment is addressed in the curricula and instruction to align the programs to meet the needs and changes in the workforce.
The first complete cycle of the of Outcome Base Education (OBE) implementation will be presented at the next PAC meeting.