I. THE PROJECT: REFURBISHING OF U.P.
(beginning with the College of Arts & Sciences
and expanding to other school units like the College of Law, College of
Engineering, College of Business Administration, School of Economics, etc...)
II. PROJECT PREMISE:
To provide UP Faculty with a conducive environment for them to relax, eat,
discuss, and recharge. The logic being: better working environment - better
quality of teaching.
U.P. is loosing many of its best teachers to
higher paying institutions like Ateneo, LaSalle and the University of Asia and
the Pacific. Sure, a teaching position at the UP maybe the
most prestigious but one cannot deny that higher pay and better facilities are
also relevant considerations as to where the country's best and the brightest
academics may choose to practice their professions. Now, my
first instinct would be to find a way to increase the pay of our teachers -
unfortunately that's beyond our capabilities for now. That
said, I propose the smaller solution mentioned above - it may not be much but it
is definitely something we are capable of pulling-off.
III. PROJECT SPECIFICS:
To furnish each Faculty Room with the following:
1. Television Set
2. Radio/CD Player
4. Coffee Maker
Subscriptions (i.e. Asian wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic
Review, The Economist, etc.)
IV. PROJECT COSTS: (perhaps...$2,000 or
Php100,000 per room)
1. Resident brods coordinate w/ faculty on actual
needs, purchase and install equipment in Faculty Rooms. If
the rooms need repainting - then so be it - let the residents paint them too.
2. Alumni Brods provide funding as well as
contacts on where we can get the best deals (i.e. kung may brod tayo who has
access to appliances + hardware supplies at discounted prices, NA brods can
provide magazine subscriptions for US based subscriptions, etc...).
VI. FINAL NOTES:
Brods, I personally like this project for the following reasons...
a. it shows the
frat's appreciation of the faculty/staff - unsung heroes in my book
b. it's doable/sellable to USPNA, USPAA, Resident Fellows
c. it enhances the frat's image on Campus (particularly with the
Faculty Lounge Rooms by Yari Miralao 88