UP is moving forward into the “next normal” of a COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 world, and getting ready to explore new prospects, platforms, and possibilities for remote and blended remote and face-to-face teaching and learning, with a series of initiatives, preparations, webinar-workshops and dialogues for the next two months.
For this year’s successful UPCAT qualifiers who will be enrolling in UP, their first taste of university life will be that of the “new normal”: remote teaching and learning, with the possibility of blending remote and face-to-face meetings. A memorandum issued by the UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs lays down what this year’s crop of UPCAT qualifiers can expect for the coming academic year.
“How can I be ready for the new normal?” There is no shortage of tips on how we can protect ourselves physically and physiologically against COVID-19, especially with the easing of restrictions. But how do we prepare mentally and emotionally for life with an existing and invisible threat?
Learn from Dr. Emely Dicolen and Prof. Finaflor Taylan in “Capacitating Oneself for the New Normal,” the upcoming episode of the UP Open University’s (UPOU) “Let’s Talk it Over” webinar series. Organized by the Social Work Program of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies, the event will be streamed online on May 27 via UPOU Networks.
Good air quality has been a silver lining during this time of enhanced community quarantine, but UPD experts warn that as the country moves into a post-ECQ scenario, clean air might not be part of the “new normal”.