UP to continue providing teaching enhancement and academic support grants

| Written by Celeste Ann Castillo Llaneta

The University of the Philippines (UP) administration will continue providing teaching enhancement and academic support grants for UP faculty, REPS (research, extension, and professional staff), administrative employees, and one-time device support for the first semester of AY 2021-2022.

This continuing grant of teaching enhancement and academic support was announced in a memo, Memorandum No. PDLC 21-19, released on October 22. According to the memo, courses will continue to be delivered remotely in the first semester of the academic year, just as they have been during the previous academic year. Alternative work arrangements for administrative staff and REPS will remain in effect for the same period, in light of the continuing community quarantine and the logistical constraints to mass vaccination and the achievement of herd immunity in the country against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants.

The University, however, is preparing to transition to blended teaching and learning by the second semester of AY 2021-2022 and to new forms of alternative work arrangements in the next normal of living and working with the pandemic and other disruptions.

 

The guidelines for the grant of teaching enhancement and academic support and one-time device support are as follows:

For UP Faculty

* Teaching enhancement grant of Php1,500/month

* One-time Device Support of Php6,000

Conditions for eligibility:

* faculty member (permanent, temporary, UP contractual, substitute, including the newly hired) must have a teaching load at the time of grant

* in addition, for the one-time device support, the faculty member has not been officially issued any appropriate device, such as a laptop or desktop computer

Effectivity date: July 2021-June 2022

 

For REPS and Administrative Employees:

* Academic support of Php1500/month maximum–subject to the conditions for the Academic Support Rates for Administrative staff

Conditions for eligibility:

* The number of administrative staff to be listed as eligible and subsequently granted academic support must not exceed 60% of the total number of administrative employees per CU/UPSA (excluding UP PGH)

* REPS include those of permanent, temporary, UP contractual, casual, and substitute status

* Administrative employees likewise include those of permanent, temporary, UP contractual, casual, and substitute status

Effectivity date: June 2021-May 2022

For more details on the release of the Academic Support grant for administrative staff, click here to read the memo in full. [Memorandum No. PDLC 21-19]