Conduct of Extension Services
- Formal Agreement. To formally carry out the extension program of the University with its clienteles, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) covering the terms and conditions as well as responsibilities of both parties shall be crafted and duly signed by parties involved.
- Phases. To enable the University Extension Services Office undertaker the various programs/ projects effectively, the following phases shall be adopted:
- Needs Assessment. The University Extension Services Office shall conduct a benchmark survey of the problems, needs and resources of the community.
- Priorities and Relevance. The extension programs and activities shall be based on the needs, problems and resources of the community.
- Planning. The administrators, faculty, students and other stakeholders shall be involved in the identification, planning and implementation of extension programs and activities
- Implementation. A system shall be adopted in the conduct of extension projects where a pool of experts from various disciplines shall serve in extension programs/ projects through the utilization of packaged technologies/ new information which shall be disseminated to the target clientele.
- Monitoring and Evaluation. There shall be a periodic monitoring and evaluation of extension activities conducted to provide feedback on the program. Results shall be disseminated and discussed and discussed with the clientele and re-planning of activities shall be based on feedbacks to improve the delivery of extension services.
- Impact Assessment. After 3 years of implementation, an impact study shall be conducted by both the UNP Research Office and the Extension Services Office to determine the significance of each program.
Integration of all Extension Programs. All academic units are bound to participate in all extension programs of the university through the “total approach”. Each academic unit shall prepare their programs and activities and submit to the University Extension Center for Consolidation and implementation.
Selection of Clientele. Prior to the selection of a client for a particular extension program, the following activities shall be conducted:
- Needs assessment survey. An instrument shall be provided to identify concerns and issues
- Prioritization. The following set of criteria shall be the basis for the selection of a client:
|People’s Initiative and interest||15|
|Socio-economic status of the community||15|
|Support of LGUs and NGOs||20|
|Acceptability of UNP Extension program||20|
|Availability of resources in the area||10|
|Prospects of sustainability||10|
Accountability of Equipment, Supplies and Materials
- The Extension Coordinators concerned should be accountable to all equipment, supplies and materials issued to them. They should maintain an inventory thereof.
- They should return all requisitioned equipment, and unexpected supplies and materials to the property custodian.
Development Centers under the University Community Extension Office. The following are service centers under the University Community Extension Office:
- Poverty Alleviation and Development Services. The Center shall conduct development studies and implement projects to the marginalized and underserved members of the community, hand in hand with Gawad Kalinga and Pilipinas Natin, two non-governmental organizations under the Office of the Presidential Management Staff (PMS) based in Malacañang. It shall be headed by a Coordinator and a support staff.
- Mobility Devices and Equipment Services. The Center shall address the concerns of people with disabilities (PWDs) within Region I and part of Cagayan Province. It provides mobility devices and equipment and training to the end-users. It is linked with Latter Day Saint Charity, Inc. based in Libis, Quezon City where a Memorandum of Agreement was formalized. The Center shall be headed by a Coordinator and several Technical Assistants that provides training on the use and suitability of the devices and equipment to the end-users.