Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Impression Speech Sample

This was my impression speech in the very first Association of Local Colleges and Universities - Region 3 last May 11-12, 2012, held at Shanghai Palace Restaurant, Angeles City, Pampanga. It had a theme, Restrengthening the Local Colleges Subsystem in the Pursuit for Excellence.

Hope this could serve as your guide when you would be tasked to do some sort of this speech in time. Feel free to use this material if you wish to. Enjoy! Thanks!

Distinguished guests, colleagues, friends, fellow educators, ladies and gentlemen, a blessed afternoon.

I am indeed certain that everyone is thankful that he/she was given a chance to participate in the very first ALCU Region 3 assembly - seeing how blessed and fortunate the youths and students of each participating college and university of this association. 

With the ALCU’s primary thrust of improving the quality of instruction, research, and extension of its member schools and to provide value public tertiary education, especially to the poor and disadvantaged youth, well, I can proudly say that today’s generation is in good hands.

This assembly also allows us to meet our fellow educators, school administrators, and education enthusiasts in which we could be able to share valuable insights and inputs that we could use to restrengthen our school and together, obtain professional growth.

In my case, I was able to meet old friends whom I fail to meet for a long time and be able meet a handful of new acquaintances – for me that has served a good purpose.

With its well-ventilated and well-lighted venue, with meals and snacks served with much palatability and satisfaction, along with today's invaluable seminar packages and sessions, participants just couldn’t find reasons to leave the room and miss an event. However, it could have been a lot better and happier if there were more participants from each member college not only to augment the expenses but also to build wider and bigger networks and linkages. 

This two-day seminar/assembly also caters to the needs of each college in enhancing some areas on research, faculty development, curriculum and instruction, and a lot more. It is also a good point that this includes trends, issues and concerns that are really timely to address the needs of our stakeholders as well as the demands and challenges of the 21st century.

Truly, this assembly has met its purpose to help each participating college to retool and restrengthen its areas and uphold quality higher education. 

To the organizers, members and participants, congratulations.

Thank you and God bless everyone!

More info on ALCU 101:


The Association of Local Colleges and Universities or simply ALCU is composed of thirty-three (33) local colleges and universities of the Philippines.[1] ALCU is working closely with the Senate Committee on Education, which is headed by Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, in legislations that benefit existing local colleges and universities.
The primary thrust of ALCU is to improve the quality of instruction, research, and extension of its member schools and to provide value public tertiary education, especially to the poor and disadvantaged youth.
The Association has created in the later part of 2003 the Commission on Accreditation, Inc., which is working closely with the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, Inc. (AACCUP).
During the investiture of Atty. Adel A. Tamano at the Justo Albert Auditorium of the PLM, he mentioned his plan of drafting the best-practices manual for local colleges and make it a project of the ALCU.

Accreditation and standards

Together with the Accrediting Agencies of Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines (AACCUP), the ALCUCOA formed the National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (NNQAA) in 2004 to ensure the public of quality higher education among public higher educational institutions. With the help of AACCUP, Dr. Nida Africa, and the PAASCU executive director, ALCU member schools immerse themselves in quality assurance activities involving the following areas of accreditation.

These include:
Community service
Curriculum and instruction
Student services
Physical plant and facilities

To uphold quality higher education, ALCU partnered with the Commission on Higher Education as part of the Technical Working Group that three ordinances namely CMO No. 32, series of 2006, and CMO Nos. 1 and 10, series 2005.

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