DLABS Vision/Mission

The Department of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences commits to provide the chance for the total development of the students who can enhance the general well-being of their families through effective instruction, meaningful research and functional extension for rural development.

Goal

Department of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences pledges to support the fulfillment of VSU’s principal mandate to provide higher professional and technical instruction in agriculture and related fields. DLABS will help promote research graduate studies and leadership in cultural and social aspects of development especially in agricultural rural communities.

DLABS hopes to help produce well-rounded graduates of agriculture and similar fields; graduates who can assist to the general development of the countryside; graduates who are not only technology-oriented but also culturally developed and socially-conscious individuals.

Objectives

  1. General Objectives
    1. Develop high caliber VSU graduates with strong background in the humanities and social sciences and who can provide effective leadership in scientific investigation.
    2. Become a center in the application of new knowledge for cultural and social upliftment.
  1. Specific Objectives
    1. Graduate Program
      1. Provide a pragmatic leadership and expertise in language teacher training.
      2. Promote productive scholarship through research-oriented projects and enriched curricular activities.
      3. Encourage students to be self-reliant and practice independent thinking through extramural studies while still carrying out their jobs and other responsibilities.
    1. General Preparatory Program
      1. Provide basic liberal arts and social science courses such as English, Filipino, Humanities, Psychology, Social Science, Speech, Philosophy and Spanish, for all degree and non-degree programs of VSU.
      2. Develop student’s communication sills useful in their fields of specialization.
      3. Provide students with experiences designed to enhance their fields of specialization.
      4. Enliven teaching approaches by accelerating general teacher improvement through in service trainings and professional exchange program.
      5. Strengthen the development of instructional materials.
      6. Continuously monitor and evaluate students’ performance to seek venues for improving instructions.
    1. Undergraduate Program
      1. Prepare students for language and social science activities in agro-technical schools and colleges as well as language learning researches.
      2. Expose students to language learning activities, theories and research methodologies in language, language acquisition, and language teaching.
      3. Develop a sense of literary awareness, taste, and creativity and to promote appreciation of the performing arts.
      4. Provide support to all students in understanding theories other courses through Instructional Materials (IM) that go across curriculum.
    1. Research
      1. Provide students and teachers a climate that inspires the development of research-oriented minds by leading them through instruction.
      2. Conduct researches that are truly responsive to institutional, local, regional or national goals and studies that could strengthen the department’s curricular programs.
    1. Extension
      1. Prepare, collect and evaluate scripts with environmental and developmental concerns.
      2. Provide necessary training to target clientele for the development of the community’s human resources for cultural and social development.
      3. Present development plays, dramas with developmental themes that can really respond to the particular community needs.
      4. Make all VSU staff available for consultancy and other services needed by target communities.