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.
CED 299 (Graduate Seminar) class, composed of 13 students under the supervision of Drs. Myra E. David and Ruth A. Ortega-Dela Cruz, organized a seminar-workshop with a theme “Handling Stress for an Effective and Efficient Performance.” Held on November 24, 2016 at CPAf, the activity was a response to the issues of high stress affecting job performance among school teachers and education students.
Former Dean Dr. Josefina T. Dizon was named FORESPI’s 2016 Outstanding Scientist in Social Research in Forestry and Natural Resources during FORESPI’s 13th Annual Conference and General Assembly last November 10-11, 2016. The conference was held at the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau Auditorium, Los Baños, Laguna.
The Forests and Natural Resources Research Society of the Philippines, Inc. (FORESPI) is a professional organization of educators, researchers, and extension specialists in forestry and other related fields in the academe, industry, research, and government. It was founded on August 3, 2003 and is based in Los Baños.
The College of Public Affairs and Development has earned a new laurel in its drive towards becoming a world-class graduate and research college, as CPAf has officially been admitted as an associate member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).
In its website, NASPAA is described as a “membership organization of graduate education programs in public policy, public affairs, public administration, and public and nonprofit management.” It describes itself as “the global standard in public service education.” It is based at Washington, D.C. in USA.