Requested from MMSU by K. Pabiona at 09:44 AM on
Feb 19, 2020.
Purpose: Academic research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2017 - 02/19/2020
Tracking no: #MMSU-779876604040
Pabiona 09:44 AM, Feb 19, 2020
I am Kit DG Pabiona, a graduate student of the education department of the Ateneo de Manila University.
Currently, I am writing my thesis entitled: “The discursive construction and articulation of quality in Philippine higher education policy and in state universities and colleges: a critical discourse analysis.
As part of the data collections, I'd like to request the following documents from MMSU:
•institutional accomplishment report AY 2017-2018, AY 2018-2019 (including the executive summary); and
•most recent operations manual and/or university code/manual.
Thank you very much.
Mariano Marcos State University 03:25 PM, Feb 27, 2020
Feb 27, 2020
Dear Kit DG Pabiona,
Thank you for your request dated Feb 19, 2020 09:44:49 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Accomplishment reports, operations manual, university code/manual.
We received your request on Feb 19, 2020 09:44:49 AM and will respond on or before Mar 11, 2020 09:44:49 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.
Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://pcoomaster11242017210000-dot-efoi-ph.appspot.com/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEU1NU1UtNzc5ODc2NjA0MDQwDA, for request with ticket number #MMSU-779876604040.
FOI Receiving Officer, Mariano Marcos State University
Mariano Marcos State University 11:52 AM, Mar 09, 2020
Dear Mr. Pabiona,
Thank you for your interest in our Institutional Accomplishments for 2017-2019 and university code / manual as part of your research.
We noted that these will be used for your thesis. In this regard, and also In view of institutional policies, we would appreciate very much if you can give us more information on the objectives of your research and on how our documents will be used in your research.
Also, our University Code and manuals are currently being revised.
We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you very much.
Pabiona 03:17 PM, Mar 09, 2020
Being an advocate of sound policymaking in the higher education sector, I decided to pursue my graduate thesis. With this study, I intend to:
• See how the concept of quality is constructed and articulated in Philippine higher education policy and in SUCs;
• Explore the discursive construction and articulation of quality in Philippine higher education policy documents; and in SUCs enabling laws, operations manuals, and accomplishment reports;
• Look into the kind of textual means used to establish quality in the policy documents;
• Explore what the kinds of values the quality policy promote; and
• Describe quality as a concept in the context of Philippine higher education.
These documents shall undergo three dimensions of analyses: text, discourse, and social practice to provide how MMSU discursively articulate and construct quality in its policies.
As noted in the request, the most recent version of the documents are requested. For example, should the latest version of a document is 2003, and the document is currently being revised, the 2003 document shall be suffcient.
I do hope you are able to cater these requests.
Mariano Marcos State University 02:49 PM, Mar 19, 2020
Dear Mr. Pabiona,
Thank you very much for your reply.
To move forward with your request, and in accordance with university policies on research, please send a formal letter addressed to:
Dr. Shirley C. Agrupis
Mariano Marcos State University
Also, kindly attach your research proposal as a requirement of our Research Ethics Board for requests of such nature.
Thank you very much.
Pabiona 11:25 AM, Apr 01, 2020
Is there an email address that I can send the request to? Thank you very much.
Mariano Marcos State University 02:33 PM, Jun 01, 2020
Jun 01, 2020
Dear Kit DG,
I refer to my letter of Mar 09, 2020 about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Accomplishment reports, operations manual, university code/manual. In particular, I had requested specific information for you to clarify upon in order for us to proceed with the request.
As we have not received a reply within the 60-day working period since the letter requesting for clarification was sent out, we regret to inform you that this request will be closed as of Jun 01, 2020.
You may wish to submit a new request describing the specific information you are looking for, and we will be able to consider it under the guidelines as stated in Executive Order No. 2.
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