College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Education
message from the dean
Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Education (CLASE)!
Our Education program, which traces its roots to the College of Education, holds the singular distinction of being a CHED Center of Development for Teacher Education. CLASE has the most number of PAASCU-accredited programs in the University (thirteen out of twenty), and is the only college with a PAASCU-accredited doctoral program (Ph.D. Education).
The College counts among its distinguished faculty Metrobank Outstanding Teachers, DOST Balik Scientists, winners of Palanca awards and National Book Awards, and an Ulirang Guro awardee, among others. Significantly, all nine full professors in the 114-year history of the University of San Agustin belong to the roster of distinguished faculty and/or deans of the College of Liberal Arts (later renamed College of Arts and Sciences) and/or College of Education— now collectively called the College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Education.
Among its laurels, the College prides itself with a long line of accomplished alumni, including at least forty of the one hundred Outstanding Augustinians of the Century declared in 2004. It has produced two TOSP (Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines) awardees and, of course, topnotchers in board examinations such as the Licensure Examination for Teachers and Librarian Licensure Examination.
The College opens its doors wide for you. Come!
PROF. ISIDORO M. CRUZ, Ph.D.
ABOUT THE DEAN
Dr. Isidoro M. Cruz holds a Ph.D. Literature from De La Salle University, Manila, where he graduated with High Distinction, as well as a gold medal for Outstanding Dissertation. He is the recipient of two National Book Awards for Literary Criticism/Literary History from the Manila Critics Circle and the National Book Development Board: one in 2004 for Cultural Fictions: Narratives on Philippine Popular Culture, Politics, and Literature, and another in 2010 for Pungsod— Damming the Nation: Region/Nation and the Global Order in Contemporary West Visayan Literature. He won the first prize for poetry in the 2003 Palanca Awards for his collection, “Bodies of Water,” and the first prize in the short story category of the 1996 Philippine Panorama Literary Contests for “Chalk Dust,” among other awards.
Cruz is the secretary of the National Committee for Literary Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and concurrently its coordinator for West Visayas. He was formerly the Dean of the Graduate School, University of San Agustin. He holds the rank of professor and is the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Education.
PROF. MA. CECILIA D. ALIMEN, Ph.D.
PROF. DORALYN S. DALISAY, Ph.D.
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JESUS C. INSILADA, Ed.D.
ERWIN S. SUSTENTO, Ph.D.
PROF. REGINA AILEEN MAY V. VERGARA, Ph.D.
PROF. CZAR EMMANUEL ALVAREZ, O.S.A.
RELICARDO M. COLOSO, Ph.D.
PROF. JONEL P. SALUDES, Ph.D.
SONIA D. DAQUILA, Ph.D.
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