[Blueboard] Actions/Decisions of the Board of Trustees - 4 August 2012 Meeting

Rona Valenzuela mvalenzuela at ateneo.edu
Fri Aug 17 11:43:25 PHT 2012

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16 August 2012


Memo to:        The University Community


Subject:           Actions/Decisions of the Board of Trustees at its Meeting

on 4 August 2012



I am pleased to inform the University Community of some of the more salient
decisions/actions of the Ateneo de Manila Board of Trustees during their
regular meeting on 4 August 2012:


A.      Approval to expand the University Strategic Plan 2012 to recognize
the strategic importance of internationalization. This additional goal,
placed under Mission and Identity, completes 10 University goals under the
three strategic thrusts, as follows:


1.      Mission and identity

1.1.   Strengthen Ignatian spiritual formation.

1.2.   Advance academic excellence in our learned ministry.

1.3.   Deepen social and cultural involvement.

1.4.   Enrich our sense of global citizenship.


2.      Nation building

2.1.   Defeat poverty.

2.2.   Reform governance and politics.

2.3.   Cultivate love of country.


3.      Environment and development

3.1.   Mainstream sustainable development.  

3.2.   Reduce disaster risk due to climate and other geo hazards.  

3.3.   Build a sustainable campus.


B.      Approval of the K-12 Basic Education Proposal on the re-labeling of
the current levels (Prep to Grade 7) to Grades 1 to 8, and as a consequence,
the adoption of enhanced curricula based on these new labels.  This will be
effective school year 2013-2014. 


Furthermore, the Board granted authority to the President to approve
remaining aspects of the K-12 Basic Education Program.


C.      Approval of the Audited Financial Statement for FY 2011-2012


D.     Approval of the Audit Committee of the Board and the Internal Audit
function in the University. The Audit Committee shall assist the Board in
its oversight responsibility for the internal audit system of the
University, the monitoring of our compliance with applicable laws, rules and
regulations, and the like.  This committee shall also oversee management's
activities in dealing with the various risk exposures of the University. The
Audit Committee is composed of the following:


.         Mr Edward S Go (Chairperson)

.         Mr Eduardo L David

.         Mr Ernesto Tanmantiong

.         Ms Ma Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga

.         Fr Primitivo E Viray Jr SJ

.         Mr Jose "Joe" M Santos


E.      Approval of the creation of the Ateneo de Manila Institute of
Sustainability (AIS), for an initial 5-year period from 4 August 2012 to 31
July 2017. Initially, the AIS shall have three major programs, namely,
campus sustainability, sustainable mobility, and disaster risk reduction.
The Center will be under the supervision of the Vice President for Social



For your information and guidance.



Jose Ramon T Villarin SJ



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