HomeSMCC Higher Education Research Journal (Multidisciplinary Journal)vol. 8 no. 1 (2021)

Behavior During Meetings of the Faculty of The College of Engineering and Architecture of The University of the Visayas

AMJED H. ALBEHAIREY | JERECO JIMS J. AGAPITO | NIMFA O. RODRIGUEZ | FELIX E. ARCILLA JR.

 

Abstract:

Faculty meetings are important gatherings to learn as a community. This study determined the behavior during meetings of the faculty of the College of Engineering and Architecture of the University of the Visayas during the school year 2018-2019. The descriptive survey method of the research was used in this study. Based on the findings, the College of Engineering faculty promoted the flow of communication among their colleagues. In addition, they suggested procedures for a smooth and open discussion of issues, where free discussion of ideas was encouraged. Refraining from excessive competitive behavior, the CEA faculty drew out the opinions of the other faculty members, especially those new to the department, for they would be encouraged to express their views and thus contribute to the improvement of instruction and operations in the College of Engineering. Moreover, they skillfully handled the discussion so the new faculty members would not feel intimidated by their assertiveness. It was recommended that the faculty arrange the details of the meeting to avoid disagreements. The participants should be informed about the items to be discussed and prepare their questions about the subject matter. Moreover, the faculty should also place the topic in focus, and the presiding officer decides whether the meeting is called for information or for discussion of issues.