Committee on Instructional Material

Mission


To produce and publish quality and relevant printed and non-printed instructional materials with the collaborative efforts of the faculty-authors and the administration.

 

Vision


To encourage the faculty to become active agents of transformation in the delivery of innovative and effective instructions through production and publication of relevant and timely instructional materials for students in the university and other universities.

 

Objectives


  1. To orient the faculty on the CIM policies and guidelines, basic writing skills and format of instructional materials.
  2. To produce and publish instructional materials in particular subject areas to further enhance the students’ learning needs.
  3. To refresh the faculty on the importance of preparing instructional materials as embodied in the CIM vision, mission and objectives.
  4. To review and recommend faculty-prepared instructional materials including those materials to be purchased from bookstores or publishing companies.
  5. To assist the faculty-authors in the publication of their prepared instructional materials with the support of the administration.
  6. To establish a common room per college in the university which is equipped with overhead projector (OHP), slide projector, and computers with LCD projector for listening and viewing purposes in order to enhance effective discussion of topics in the class.

The Logo


logo_cimThe circle represents preparation for global competitiveness of students through utilization
of quality and effective instructional materials prepared by the faculty. This circle also represents a wide opened eye which denotes an entry point of diverse concepts learned through materials they read. The black letter “í” in the CIM acronym and the human-like body forms embedded in the background book resemble three individuals whose heads merged as one. This means that they all share the same learning which leads to a common understanding of the materials they read. The CIM logo was designed by Emmanuel F. Viray, a UCU student enrolled in Associate in Computer Science (ACS) course.

 

Background


The advent of AACCUP accreditation paved way for the start of the Committee on Instructional Materials (CIM) on the second semester of academic year 2005-2006. Dr. Grace N. Pador who was then the Subject Head in the Professional Education in the College of Education was tasked by the University President, Dr. Elizabeth A. Montero to chair the committee. It was a difficult start but the learning experiences undergone by the committee for the past years led to the revisions of policies and guidelines in the preparation of instructional materials.
Aside from the CIM chairman, the first staff included, Analyn Capitulo (College of Education), Fabiola Ambrosio (College of Commerce & Accountancy), Rhea Agibuay and Rado Gatchalian (College of Education), Cherry Battalao (College of Nursing), and Elmer Valdez (College of Computer Studies). As the university grows, some of the staff members were given other designations while others went abroad.
Evaluation of instructional materials is handled by an ad hoc committee (Instructional Materials Evaluation Committee or IMEC) whose members function on “on call” basis. This committee is composed of five members namely: the CIM Chairman, College Dean, Subject Head, one faculty with the expertise in the area/VP for Academic Affairs, and one faculty as editor. The Academic Council headed by the VP for Academic Affairs recommends to the University President the production and publication of IMEC-approved instructional materials.
At present, the university is bent to pursue its dream of producing and publishing faculty-authored instructional materials in different subjects.