RCTQ Deputy Director is PNU’s new VP for Academics
Dr. Jennie Jocson, associate professor of literature and RCTQ Deputy Director since 2013, was appointed as Vice President for Academics of the Philippine Normal University effective 16 April 2020.
PNU President Dr. Bert Tuga announced Dr. Jocson’s appointment on April 6. She succeeded Dr. Maria Antoinette C. Montealegre who held the position since 2012.
As VP for Academics, Dr. Jocson is primarily responsible for planning, implementing, and coordinating the educational programs of PNU, recognized as the country’s National Center for Teacher Education. In assuming these responsibilities, she will work closely with academic deans, other administrators, and members of the university faculty.
“My stint with RCTQ has taught me the value of research in shaping education policies. It has also entrenched in me a remarkable work ethic and innovative thinking that I believe will guide me as I navigate my new role at PNU,” Dr. Jocson said.
At RCTQ, Dr. Jocson was involved in various research projects since she joined as Senior Program Manager in 2013. She was the Project Leader of at least eight projects, the latest of which were the i) Development of Result-based Performance Management System (RPMS) Assessment Tools for Year 2 National Rollout, ii) Development of RPMS Systems and Tools using the Philippine Professional Standards for Schools Heads/Supervisors and further embedding of the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST) in DepEd system Phase 1, iii) Development of PPST-based Prototype Syllabi on Priority Areas in Pre-service Teacher Education, and iv) Development of a Joint DepEd-CHED Policy on the PPST-Based Pre-service Teachers’ Field Study and Teaching Internship Experiences. She was also involved in a special project with the Office of the Cabinet Secretary called the Technical Working Group for Teacher Quality (TWG-TQ).
RCTQ Director Dr. Gina Gonong said she “looks forward to the academic reforms that Dr. Jocson will initiate to make PNU more globally competitive”.
Dr. John Pegg, Director of RCTQ’s research partner—the University of New England Australia (UNE)-SiMERR National Research Centre—said he is “confident with how much PNU can achieve by having Dr. Jocson at the helm of its academic affairs.”
Prior to her work at RCTQ, Dr. Jocson served as director of the PNU Campus Development Office while teaching literature subjects.
Dr. Jocson completed her PhD in Literature at PNU. In August 2019, she received her postdoctoral fellowship from UNE during the Celebrating RCTQ Partnerships gala event at PNU Manila.https://www.rctq.ph/?p=1297NewsPhilippine Normal University