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SAS Slates Lecture Series and TLS Activity

The School of Arts and Sciences Lecture Series will feature Maximo de Chavez Ilag, Ph.D, Lpt, on Deans’ Ethical Decision-Making Practices: Challenges for Ethical Competence on October 21, 2020, Wednesday at 1:00 to 2:30 PM on Google Meet.

ABSTRACT. The academic deans are the key figures of the academic affairs in tertiary education institutions. In this talk, I will report my study, which sought to describe the deans’ ethical orientations and the extent of involvement of moral behaviors in their ethical decision-making practices. This description is moored in the standards of Ethics of Justice (Kohlberg, 1969) and Ethics of Care (Gilligan, 1980) frameworks and the Four-component Model of Moral Behavior framework such as Moral Sensitivity, Moral Judgment, Moral Motivation, and Moral Courage (Rest, 1989).

I will share whether or not the deans’ decision-making practices were more oriented on the ethics of justice or on the ethics of care. I will also share the themes of deans’ roles that emerged from the analysis.

Toward the end, I will argue that the results have implications for reconfigurations and reforms in university curriculum, instruction and policies in a much wider context.

Dr. Ilag earned a Ph.D. in Social Development from Philippine Women’s University, Manila; M.A. in Educational Administration from University of the Philippines; M.A. in Religious Studies from St. Alphonsus School of Theology, Lucena City; and A.B. in Philosophy from St. Francis De Sales Major Seminary. He is currently teaching Philosophy of Education, Ethics and Critical Thinking/Logic at Philippine Women’s University, Manila.

He is one of the outstanding professors at PWU-SAS. His research interests include Social Development, University-Community Engagement, and Ethical Decision-Making and Leadership.

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Meanwhile, On October 24, Thursday, the SAS–Psychology Department will conduct a Transformative Learning System (TLS) for PWU Students entitled “Depressed Ka Ba o Sad Ka Lang?” with Ms. Nyra Angie M. Cabantug, RPsy as Resource Speaker, at 1:00 PM via Google Meet.

ABSTRACT. This webinar aims to educate the students about the difference between sadness and depression. It also enlightens the students about the challenges, fears, signs and symptoms of a person who is clinically-depressed. Toward the end of the webinar, I shall share some tips in properly dealing with mental health concerns, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ms. Cabantug is a registered psychologist who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She finished an MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Santo Tomas. She works as a psychologist at the National Center for Mental Health in Mandaluyong City, Philippines.

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