Dr. Marilyn D. Cardoso is the new Samar State University President. She was elected with a unanimous vote from the Board of Regents of Samar State University last March 10, 2016 at CHED Central Office in Diliman Quezon City. She will serve as the president from March 11 2016 to March 10 2020.
A thesis project of fifth year BS Computer Engineering garnered the highest rating in the recently concluded 2016 Student Research Project Competition and was awarded as the Most Outstanding Student Research Project for 2016. The project is a stand-alone device capable of giving group of people (i.e. the patient, relatives, the nurse, etc) reminders on medication schedule via SMS, audio and visual signals. The project developed by Ben Jason Babatio, Annaliza Bachicha, Marydel Egalam and Ricardo Labrague can be powered also by a battery, solar energy.
Samar State University won 6 awards during the 3rd Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE), held at the Robinsons Mall and DOST Conference Hall last November 25-27, 2013. For the third time in a row, SSU students won all three places in the Sibol-College category. Two of the four submitted in the Creative Research category won second and third place while one of the three Utility Model entry of SSU won third place. SInce the RICE has started, SSU has significantly won the most number of places in the categories it participates.
All of the 15 programs passed the August 2015 Accrediting Agenecy for Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) accreditation. There were 13 new level 1 and 2 new level 2 programs.
On the other hand, the 10 programs submitted for level 4 receive an Assessment on-going for level 4 until it is able to comply the recommendations of AACCUP in the last September accreditation. Seven of 10 areas in the 5 Graduate programs will be revisited, while 8 of 10 areas in the 5 undergraduate programs will be revisited.
The Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) evaluated 10 programs for level 4 accreditation last September 29-Oct 5, 2015. Level 4 is the highest status of accreditation in the AACCUP standards. Level 4 has two sub-levels, the Qualified for level 4 (Level 3-reaccredited status) and Level 4 status. SSU will be submitting 10 programs, 2 post graduate, 3 graduate and five undergraduate degrees.
The accreditation of 13 programs for level 1 and two (2) programs for level 2 was concluded last August 21, 2015. The Deans of colleges felt relieved after a five day extensive evaluation of documents and are very hopeful that they will pass the said evaluation. There are more to work on based on the recommendations provided during the exit conference and the deans/campus directors committed to do its best to comply.
Dr. Marilyn Cardoso and Dr. Redentor Palencia was declared winners during 5th Visayas Congress of Human Resource Management Practitioners held in Bohol Tropics Resort Tagbilaran City, Bohol on August 12-13, 2015.
The extension project entitled “Leveraging Technology and Partnerships in Improving Banana Chips Industry in Paranas, Samar” of Vivian Moya and Felisa E. Gomba was adjudged the Best Extension Project during the Visayas Consortium for Agriculture Resources Program (VICARP) and Regional Research and Development Extension Network (RRDEN) Cluster 3 Inter-Agency RD/E Review.
Samar State University(SSU) submits 15 programs to the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, (AACCUP), Inc. for accreditation. Survey visit starts August 17, 2015 and is to end August 22, 2015. The following are the programs for accreditation;
The Countryside Development Research Journal (CDRJ) successfuly hurdled the journal accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). On March 30, 2015, the Joint Management Committee and Commision en Banc of CHED has approved the accreditation of 20 journals out of more than 70 journals submitted for accreditation. CDRJ got a catgeory B (national level) journal accreditation.
Vincent Montaño, a faculty of the College of Engineering of Samar State University was chosen as the 1st prize winner under the professional category during this year’s Regional Health Research Summit held in Ormoc City. His project entitled "ECG Signal Classification for Remote Area Patients using Artificial Neural Networks in Smartphone" which functions as an electro-cardiogram (ECG) machine bested three other finalists. The gadget developed by Engr. Montano caught the interests of the judges because of its unique features that will make monitoring of patients more effecient and on realtime anywhere they are. The device measuring about 10 x 15 x 20 cm can read ECG without lenghty paper for a cardiologist to read. The said readings can be sent through SMS and read by a smartphone, enabling the patients doctor anywhere he/she is as long as their is a mobile phone signal.
Samar State University is one of the most active institution in the Region in terms of patent and utility model applications. Below are the list of submissions to IPOPhil this year.
Samar State University is in search for private sector representatives to the SSU Board of Regents (BOR) wherein 2 position is vacant. BOR is composed of 13 members from various sectors of the government headed by the CHED commisioner and the president of the university as the assistant chair. Three of the BOR members come from the private sector. Section 5(k) is a prominent citizens who have distinguished themselves in their profession or fields of specialization of the university. The same section further states that the setting BOR shall appoint (3) prominent citizens from among a list of at least five (5) persons qualified in the Province of Samar, as recommended by the search committee constituted by the university president, in consultation with the Chairperson of the CHED, based on the normal standards and qualifications for the position. The elected private sector representative shall serve for a term of two (2) years.
Dr. Marilyn D. Cardoso, the VP for Academic Affairs and the Dean of Graduate Studies of Samar State University recently delivered a keynote speech entitled “The role of innovation and the challenges faced by the Philippine academic sector” during the Innovation Challenges in Multidisciplinary Research and Practice (ICMRP) in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia held December 17-18, 2014. Among the keynote speakers, VP Cardoso received Shield of Honor Plaque for an "A" keynote speech. VP Cardoso also presented a research paper entitled “Organizational climate: Its implication to job satisfaction and performance of personnel in state universities and colleges in Eastern Visayas, Philippines”. She also was the session chair for track A - Business, Management and Economic Studies where she received plaque of commedation.
The damages caused by Super Typhoon Ruby are worsed than ST Yolanda in 2013. ST Ruby damaged several infrastructures in the four campuses of Samar State University. The worst state of SSU-Basey Campus affected the holding of classes and needs immediate reconstruction. SSU Main campus has at least 3 buildings with damaged roofing, and a stretch of covered walk. SSU-Mercedes Campus roofs were also partly damaged. One SSUMC field laboratory in Brgy Popua Catbalogan was totally damaged, while SSU Paranas campus roofs was partly damaged.
SSU-Basey was the heavily affected by ST Ruby among the four campuses. Roofs were totally damaged exposing books, equipment’s and tools to rain. SSU have requested again DPWH to conduct on-site assessment to officially estimate the damage.