These are my notes on the answers of nominees on the second public forum held for nominees for U.P. Diliman Chancellor at the U.P. College of Law Auditorium last January 31, 2011.
According to former Faculty Regent Judy M. Taguiwalo, The first one, principally for the students, was held last January 24, 2011 at the NISMED Auditorium. The third and last forum, principally for the REPS and administrative staff, will be on February 7, 2011, from 2:00 to 4:30 pm at the Claro M. Recto Hall, Faculty Center (see: http://diliman-diary.blogspot.com/2011/01/1a.html).
The Search Committee will also be available for consultation to all sectors of U.P. Diliman on February 3 (Thursday) from 10:00 am to 12:00 nn at the BOR Meeting Room in Quezon Hall.
The Board of Regents will choose the new Chancellor on February 24, 2011 during its regular meeting.
The official nominees for U.P. Diliman Chancellor are: Former College of Engineering Dean Rowena Guevara, College of Science Dean Caesar Saloma , Dr. Patrick Alain Azanza, University Center for Women's Studies Director Sylvia Claudio and College of Mass Communication Dean Rolando Tolentino
1. What is your track record in practicing democratic governance? And what are your concrete plans to ensure such if chosen as Chancellor?
Former Dean Guevarra: I shall maintain an open door policy for all students. For the Staff, I am open to a discussion on any issue at all levels
Dean Saloma: I shall exercise leadership by example and I will always make it a point to issue status reports. I will endeavor to uphold the mission and vision of the university.
Dr. Azanza: I shall conduct consultations on all levels – that is, with the students, faculty and staff.
Dr. Claudio: I shall follow policy.
Dean Tolentino: I shall undertake consultations and co-collaborations. I will ensure the autonomy of students in terms of their freedom of the press.