From its creation in 1998, the then-College of Public Affairs (CPAf) has made its mark in the field of development and governance studies. Through the years, CPAf has produced a significant number of graduates and a body of knowledge along institutional, policy and governance issues in the rural sector, in general, and in the agriculture and natural resources sectors, in particular.
Under a new name and a strong, dynamic “one-faculty-one-college” structure that helps strengthen and sustain its established innovations, the College of Public Affairs and Development now aims to offer more relevant academic programs on development and governance studies.
The Center for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies (CSPPS) of CPAf conducted its mid-year planning workshop at the Splash Suites, Tagaytay City on May 2-3, 2016. The workshop identified specific research and extension areas for proposal preparation, possible funding sources, and partners within CPAf and from other units in the University. The event also served as a venue to discuss further the plans and programs of the College, the Major Final Outputs (MFOs), and the one-college one-faculty structure of CPAf.
CPAf hosted an Orientation on Turnitin and UPLB-e Subscriptions last April 1, 2016 at CPAf Computer Laboratory. Resource speakers were Mr. Pius S. Murillo of the University Library and Ms. Marilou Grace Perez of the LibTech Source Philippines, Inc. Faculty members, students, and researchers attended the said activity. The orientation aimed to update CPAf faculty, staff, and students on online library services.
The Center for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies (CSPPS) of CPAf conducted a seminar on “Effective Regulations on Food Safety” last March 7, 2016 at CPAf. Representatives of various local government units of Laguna and Batangas, members of the UPLB community, and different food business operators attended the event.