Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Today's Quote: On U.P. in the New Millenium: The Uneasy Road Ahead

"To any observer worth his/her M.B.A., the University of the Philippines System is an organizational and administrative nightmare. The way its wide-ranging programs and activities are organized reflects an utter lack of a sense of purpose and direction."

Lack of Integration Across Disciplines

"By tradition, the University's academic units are organized according to specialized disciplines around which are built academic programs, research projects, and other activities. Schools and colleges operate independently and in blissful isolation from one another. The manner in which the University's programs and activities is structured reflects a compartamentalized view of the problems and issues faced by the community and thus prevents the system from taking advantage of synergies and economies associated with complementarity, scope, and scale of operations ..."

"U.P. is a picture of a system dangerously near total collapse, a dispirited and demoralized group of otherwise talented scholars and professionals ... More than at any other time in its history, the University now needs a leader with the intellectual credibility and the personal capacity to orchestrate a concerted effort to bring new life to it, and to make it a more credible and effective force in propelling our ailing society into the 21st century."

Dr Niceto S. Poblador in "The Uneasy Road Ahead (1990, Publics & Markets, Q.C.). He was the professor of U.P. President Emerlinda Roman in the doctoral program in business administration at the U.P. College of Business Administration. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree in economics from U.P. Diliman

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