Human Resources

Profile of Staff

In 2011, a slight movement occurred in the workforce due to retirements, a new hiree, and demise of a staff member. By year’s end, the number of staff was 82, composed of 33 academic and 49 administrative personnel. The figures below show the percent distribution of the staff based on personnel classification, nature of appointment, and educational attainment of the academic staff.


Agustina C. Bautista has served the University for 45 years: 10 years at the University Book Center and 35 years at NISMED. She headed the printing and desktop sections upon her retirement on August 28.  She was a Gawad Chanselor sa Natatanging Kawani awardee in 2009.

Evelyn L. Josue of the Earth and Environment Science Group retired on April 24 after 36 years of service at NISMED. Her expertise centered on curriculum development and professional development of teachers.

Kathy A. Josue, age 53 and a science education specialist of the Mathematics Group, passed away on August 17 due to a lingering illness.

Allan M. Canonigo joined the High School Mathematics Group on September 1. He is involved in research, curriculum development, and professional development of teachers. He was an Outstanding Teacher awardee of the Metrobank Foundation in 2004.

Staff Professional Pursuits

The Institute encourages and has always been supportive of the staff’s professional growth. The following data show the academic and administrative staffs’ contribution to and participation in different professional development activities and programs.

Staff Publishes Article in an ISI-listed Journal

The research paper titled Using Art-Based Chemistry Activities to Improve Students’ Conceptual Understanding in Chemistry was published in the Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 88: 1610-1615 December 2011. Authored by Dennis L. Danipog and Dr. Marlene B. Ferido, the paper aimed to determine the effects of art-based chemistry activities (ABCA) on high school students’ conceptual understanding in chemistry.  The positive effect of the intervention on the concept understanding of students in chemistry stemmed from the creation and display of chemistry artwork by the students in the activities. The opportunities for the students to communicate their knowledge of chemistry through their creation of a chemistry artwork contributed to their concept understanding.

The Journal of Chemical Education (JCE) is the official journal of the Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society, copublished with the American Chemical Society Publications Division. It is the world’s premier chemical education journal. JCE is included in the Reuters Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) listed journal. It publishes peer-reviewed articles and related information as a resource to those in the field of chemical education and to those institutions that serve them. The journal serves as a means of communication among people across the world who are interested in the teaching and learning of chemistry. This includes instructors of chemistry from middle school through graduate school, professional staff that support these teaching activities, as well as some scientists in commerce, industry, and government.

As Poster Presenters 

2011 International Symposium on Elementary Mathematics Teaching
Theme: The Mathematical Knowledge Needed for Teaching in Elementary Schools

Focus: The Teaching of Mathematics to 6 to 12 year old children
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
August 21 to 26

Dr. Teresita R. Mañalac:  Assessing Pupils’ Skills in Reading and Interpreting Graphs
Dr. Aida I. Yap: Assessing Pupils’ Ability in Estimating Linear Measure

As Paper Presenters

Workshop on Science, Technology, and Society
Organizers: Universiti Brunei and University of Bonn
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Negara Brunei Darussalam
September 23 to 25

Dr. Merle C. Tan:  Assessing Learning Based on the STS Approach

APEC-Ubon Ratchathani International Symposium 2011:
Innovation on Problem Solving-Based Mathematics Textbooks and E-textbooks
Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand
November 2 to 5

Dr. Soledad A. Ulep:  Transforming a Mathematics Textbook Practical Work Activity into a Problem-Solving Task Through Lesson Study

Graduate Studies

Doctoral Degree Programs University/College
Ph.D. in Education (Mathematics Education) College of Education, UP Diliman
DOST-SEI Scholarship
Ph.D. in Filipino (Pagsasalin) College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman
Master’s Degree Programs University/College
M.A. in Education (Elementary Mathematics) College of Education, UP Diliman
M.A. in Education (Biology: 2 staff) College of Education, UP Diliman
M.A. in Education (General Science) College of Education, UP Diliman
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction College of Education, UP Diliman
M.A. in Chemistry Education College of Education, UP Diliman
DOST-SEI Scholarship
Master of Fine Arts College of Fine Arts, UP Diliman

As Participants in Seminars

Organized by the Personnel Officers Association of the Philippines, Inc.

Title of Seminar Dates Venue
Seminar on HRD Career Planning and Development April 12 to 15 Baguio City
Managing Administrative and Personnel Records July 5 to 8 Bacolod City
Towards Effective Managerial Competencies July 5 to 8 Bacolod City
Developing Effective Work Team August 9 to 12 Puerto Princesa City
Strategic Human Resource Management August 9 to 12 Davao City
Attaining Work Life Balance September 5 to 11 Puerto Princesa City

In-house Seminars

Title of Seminar Dates Conducted by the
Basic Digital Photography June 28 to 30 Art Section
Working with WordPress November 18 HS Mathematics Group
Research Made Easy:  NISMED Edition November 22 Marian RamosHead, Reference SectionUP Main Library