(November 19)—Professors from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), together with UP Open University (UPOU) chancellor Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso, paid a courtesy call on UPD Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma on November 16 at the Balay Tsanselor
UNED Professors Miguel Rodriguez Artacho and Maria Lourdes Garcia-Macho (third and fourth from left) (both PhD holders), and the UPOU chancellor visited UPD to discuss with (center) Saloma the tripartite agreement on online course programs between UNED, UPD and UPOU.
UNED was established in 1972 and currently has the largest student population in Spain. It is the leader in the implementation of cutting-edge technologies applied to learning and offers degree programs through distance education.
To date, UNED already has an existing memorandum of understanding with the UPOU and is currently in the process of forging a partnership with UPD. The partnership will allow UPD faculty to pursue studies in UNED through online course offerings.
Also present during the courtesy call were (from left) Dr. Cristine DLR. Villagonzalo, Office of Extension Coordination director; Prof. Wynstan dela Peña, chairman of the Department of European Languages of College of Arts and Letters (CAL); Dr. Flora Elena R. Mirano, CAL dean; and two professors from the UPOU.—H.C.P.