Dr. Ulep Gets Second Term

In a notification message dated 7 August 2015, the President of the University of the Philippines, by the authority vested in him by the Board of Regents, appointed Dr. Soledad A. Ulep as Director effective 10 December 2014 until 9 December 2017.  This is Dr. Ulep’s second term as director. She has been performing as director in a hold-over capacity since her first term ended in 9 December 2014.  During her first term, NISMED drew up a 5-year strategic plan aligned with the University’s strategic plan and intensified its research, training and curriculum development activities under the Collaborative Lesson Research and Development (CLRD) Project, the DOST-SEI-ASTI-DepEd Mathematics Courseware Project, Project SMILE of BEAM-ARMM, and the K to 12 curriculum implementation, among others. Two books on lesson study and research articles by the staff were also published. NISMED consistently provided extension services through its websites and radio program aired over DZUP which won a Golden Dove Award for Best Science and Technology Program from the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas. A national conference and an international conference were also successfully organized under her first term.

For her second term, she is spurring NISMED to continue its research thrust, promotion of inquiry-based science teaching and the teaching of mathematics through problem solving, dissemination of the process of lesson study as a professional development program and curriculum development for the K to 12 program.