Departmental Objectives

CHRISTIAN IDENTITY
To build a stronger Letran community founded on Catholic doctrines and spirituality enriched by the Dominican charism. To develop a strong Christian formation program

QUALITY ACADEMIC STANDARD
To upgrade the academic standards by meeting the basic requirements of a university and the demands of the industry.
To undergo preliminary accreditation visit for IT, Broadcasting and the re-accreditation visit for Communication Arts, Political Science and Psychology Programs
To work for the recognition of Communication Arts, Psychology and Information Technology as Center of Development
To review the curricular programs of the department according to the needs of the industry and the requirements set by accrediting organization (PAASCU, CHED, TESDA)
To strengthen the performance of the Colegio in academic competitions

RESEARCH CULTURE
To enhance research capability and develop expertise on studies on the nation’s history, heritage and heroes
To become the center for Intramuros studies and research
To conduct at least one action research per Area
To develop and implement programs showcasing Letran as the Oldest College in the country.
To formulate and implement policies and guidelines on strategic linkages and partnerships with local and international organizations
To participate in research conferences (Local and International)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
To develop sustainable programs for building self-reliant communities.
To increase the number of community service volunteers.
To strengthen the community service by supplementing sustainable activities in the existing community development program

ICT INTEGRATION
To be a leader in the creative use and application of ICT in education
To utilize state-of-the-art equipment in classroom discussion
To develop a departmental website featuring the activities of the department and the roster of staff and faculty.

VALUES ORIENTED- COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA EDUCATION
To be a center that advocates principled communicators and media professionals
To Integrate ICOMM values Promotion Program in institutionalized festival and competitions

STUDENT SERVICES
To develop the leadership skills, creativity, talents and healthy physical and emotional well-being of the students
To formulate and implement the policies and guidelines for student leadership and exchange programs.
To strengthen Information Technology, Psychology and Communication Arts differentiation.

ADMINISTRATION
To develop clearly defined management structures, systems and practices that effectively deliver quality services
To support the Letran College system
To intensify the implementation of OD-TQM

CORPORATE IMAGING
To promote the academic reputation of the Colegio.
Achieve top ranks in academic and co-curricular competitions

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
To hire, develop and retain quality human resources
To conduct trainings/seminars/symposia for the enhancement of teaching skills of faculty
To hire vertically aligned masteral and doctoral degrees in all areas

Academic Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts in Advertising
  • Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Legal Management

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Academic Services

Introduction
Learning of human being goes on in accordance with the laws of life. Improvement in teaching and learning can scarcely be made without a careful recognition of principles upon which to base any valuable program for betterment of students.
An academic program is an attempt to state the more fundamental conditions favorable to the learning process. The program is designed to make learning a continuous process of development when properly handled and controlled. It should function effectively as a handmade of education that is aimed at the development of the whole person.
The program on academic consultation functions as an organized school activity closely related to the general education program in any subject such as English, Mathematics, Sciences and other courses. The program must disclose students’ academic needs and possibilities. It is the premise of the program to assist student to decide where he wants to go, what he wants to do, how he can best accomplish his purpose and to assist him solve his difficulties that arise from his academic life.

Nature of the Program
While education may be learned through direct instruction, it is believed that it can be more effectively become meaningful if it is given direct emphasis. Education can be an integral part on the life of students if it is done with concern and direct guidance of responsible professionals.
The program Academic Consultation is an intensive service that paves the way for the realization of long-sought goal of the CLAS department. The program is one of the immediate responses to the needs of the students. It serves as a springboard for the planning of other assistance programs which facilitate the growing academic needs of students.
Since one prominent movement in education is the attempt to meet, as often as possible, the interests, abilities, and needs of every student, therefore, the program deals not only to students with academic difficulties but also those students who have above average/average performance.

General Objective
To assist students in their academic difficulties and/ or progress in all areas of learning.

Specific Objectives
To provide additional learning tools to meet the specific learning needs of students in relation to their difficulties or in any subject area.
To strengthen positive learning relationship between the student and the teacher.
To minimize student failures and drop - outs.

Target Clientele
The teacher must keep in mind that every student should be directed and guided in any variety of learning situations; therefore, the target clientele are all students who have academic difficulties in different subject areas. It includes those students who have difficulties in the use of sentence and grammatical patterns in writing their thesis. Student-athletes who have problem in submitting the requirements assigned by their teachers and those who are doing well/ progressing academically but need academic consultation are also considered.

Time Frame
The program starts on the third week after the opening of classes and ends a week before the final examination. Each faculty has his own specific time of schedule. It will be during his free time; however, the faculty has to consider the availability of students for consultation.

Venues
The Conference Room at the CLAS faculty room is the venues for the implementation of the program. The faculty can provide hisown venue as long as it is within the school premises.

LISTS OF SERVICES BEING OFFERED BY YOUR OFFICE
  1. Free Academic Consultation
  2. CLAS Dean’s Office serves as the satellite office for the use of Instructional Materials (LAPTOP, CABLE, REMOTE AND SPEAKERS WITH LAPEL) and Facilities
  3. Administer the Special Midterm Examination
  4. Processed the student’s and faculty request (As need arises).
LISTS OF ACTIVITIES FOR SECOND SEMESTER, SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016

February 2016

1-6 Midterm Examination, Second Semester School Year 2015-2016
18 Seminar, Workshop and Practicum, Political Science Area
20 Photography Trip, ICOMM
24 Arts Month (Seminar and Exhibit), Social Sciences Area
26 Math Art Stained Glass Exhibit, Math Area
24 Seminar on Dante Alighieri “ The Divine Comedy” Inferno, Languages Area
27 Project Implementation of NSTP Area

March 2016

5 Project Implementation of NSTP Area
12 Project Implementation of NSTP Area
16-18 Final Examination for the Graduating Students
19 Project Implementation of NSTP Area
23 Deadline of Submission of Grades for the Graduating Students
24 Holy Thursday
25 Good Friday

April 2016

4-8 Final Examination of Non-Graduating Students
13 Deadline for the Submission of Grades for the Non-Graduating Students
9 Araw ng Kagitingan (School Holiday)
15 Collegiate Graduation Day
18-19 Summer Enrollment, School Year 2015-2016
20 Start of Summer Enrollment, School Year 2015-2016
Student On –the – Job- Training for ICOMM and Psychology Area

May 2016

27 End of Summer Classes, School Year 2015-2016
Student On –the – Job- Training for ICOMM and Psychology Area
RULES AND REGULATIONS

Policies

  1. A student must be denied attendance to the class if his name does not appear in the official class list.
  2. A student is allowed to be absent without exceeding twenty percent (20%) of the total number of hours required in a given subject.
  3. A student is allowed to withdraw from the subject before the scheduled mid-term examination provided that he/she does not exceed the number of allowable absences.
  4. A student must be considered tardy if he/she arrives within fifteen (15) minutes of the official time.
  5. A student must be marked absent if he/she arrives beyond fifteen (15) minutes of the official time.
  6. A faculty member must periodically inform the student of his/her academic performance and attendance.
  7. First year students who incur failures of 3-6 units will be given a written warning. 7-11 units placed under probation and 12 units and above will be marked NTBR (Not To Be Readmitted) for the following semester.
  8. Second year to Fourth year students who incur failures of 3 to 5 units will be given a written warning. 6 to 11 units placed under probation and students who will incur failures equivalent to twelve units shall no longer be readmitted in the Colegio.

Procedures

  1. The faculty member accepts student in the class only if he/she is in the official class list. In case the student is not in the list, faculty member must advise the student to see the Student Relations Staff.
  2. The faculty member checks the student attendance regularly.
  3. The faculty member monitors and records the performance of the student.
  4. The faculty member conducts academic consultation at least once a week.
  5. Student who will be placed under probation shall sign a waiver/ memorandum of agreement stated that in any case of failure, he/ she shall no longer be readmitted in the Colegio.
STANDARD FORMS
  1. Special Midterm Exams
  2. Change of Grade due to Faculty Error
  3. Late Encoding Form
  4. Course/ Total Withdrawal Form
  5. Shifting Form
  6. Excuse/ Admission Form
  7. Test Questionnaire Risographing Form
Message from the Dean
Asst. Prof. Louie Benedict Ignacio

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a total of 11 programs, not to mention its provision of curricular service to the collegiate departments’ general education course requirements in information technology, mathematics, physical education, psychology, the “hard” sciences, the social sciences, as well as the Civil Welfare Service-National Service Training Program.
At a closer look we can say, with modesty besides, that able and competent faculty members in the CLAS are in the frontline of the cornerstones of a higher educational institution like the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Intramuros, Manila; and that they are ever present in the academic life of all the students.
For an HEI like CSJL, we all work hard to fulfill our obligations in instruction, research, and community service. Therefore, the CLAS faculty members are in constant professional and personal development – some have earned post-graduate and graduate degrees while many are currently enrolled in programs aligned with their areas of assignment or fields of expertise.
Moreover, some of them have research loads in that aside from their classroom duties they conduct studies, which are relevant to their areas or institutes, and these include instructional manuals or modules for the use of both faculty and the students in their course work. They are supported, including financially, by the Letran Research Center, which offers attractive packages for research endeavors.
True to its beginnings as a school set up for orphans, and respecting a tradition of social responsibility, CSJL has partnered with secondary schools, among others, for community service learning. These partner-communities are served by the CLAS, each according to its needs, such as computer literacy, physical fitness, and the like.
Back at the home-front, so to speak, the curricula of the 11 programs (which now include Food Technology and Nutrition and Dietetics) are updated regularly while the syllabi of all courses are likewise reorganized on a semester basis, after a thorough review which involves also faculty members and alumni, and provided to the students for their academic guidance subsequently – all this through the guidance of the Academic Affairs department and, ultimately, the Rector and President.
We always have the students’ interests in mind; hence we provide them with what we believe they can use of when they graduate and seek employment or start their own businesses. As we often tell them when they are yet first year students, “we may not be your first choice, but we are your best choice.”

OFFICE PERSONNEL
Kathleen Magno Laboratory Technician
Ma. Lourdes Reynoso Laboratory Technician 8:00 AM to 5:00PM
Kristine Verna L. Pascual Student Relation Office 7:00 AM to 4:00PM
Marichu Javier Academic Office Staff, ICOMM 8:00 AM to 5:00PM
Ma. Margarita G. Silva-Netto Academic Office Staff, CLAS 8:00 AM to 5:00PM
CONTACT INFORMATION

THE OFFICE OF THE DEAN
527-7693 loc. 231
525-0532
clas@letran.edu.ph

Institute Of Communication
Trunkline: 527-7693
Local: 261

CLAS Faculty Room
Trunkline: 527-7693
Local: 233

PE Faculty Room
Trunkline: 527-7693
Local: 244

Science Laboratory/ Area Chairmen’s Office
Trunkline: 527-7693
Local: 234

THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR
527-7693 loc. 331 to 333
301-0720
registrar@letran.edu

THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Public Affairs
527-7693 loc. 641
5250398

Admissions Office
527-7693 loc. 345
527-9730
publicaffairs@letran.edu.ph