In every academic unit, their ultimate goal is to attain the welfare of all students. In the University of Northern Philippines the Student Council (SC) serves as the supreme student government in the academe. They serve as the main example for every organization in showing good governance to its constituents. The Council is also an excellent ground for building up leaders to be the role model to their fellow students. The Academic Unit Councils (AUC’S) serve as the group of students who shares common interest and ideologies.
Students involve themselves to this organization in order to develop their skills and field of expertise for their near future. The officers of the Academic Units Councils are the representatives of the students of the different course in the university. They serve as the voice of their organization to the Supreme Student Government. The Supreme Student Government cooperates with every Academic Unit Councils (AUC’S) to give assistance for the development and advancements for their constituents.
They also answer different hindrances by putting up projects and programs as an answer. The Student councils put up activities and projects like initiated, sponsored activities, co-sponsored, intangible, tangible activities and projects. This serves as a stepping stones and basis of the University in infrastructure and academic curriculum for development. The university also supports the development programs enabling the student’s welfare to capacitate their growth.
To sum up, the conduct of this study may provide a deeper and better analysis on the awareness of the officers of the Academic Unit Councils on the implementations of programs and projects of the Student Council of the University of Northern Philippines and may identify the areas in their performances to be improved. Statement of the problem This study aimed to assess the level of awareness of the Academic Unit Council on the implementation of projects and programs of the Student Council. Specifically, it sought to determine the following questions: 1. What is the profile of the respondents in terms: ) age, b) sex, c) religious affiliation, d) academic unit, and e) media exposure? 2. What is the level of awareness of the Academic Unit Council officers in terms of: a) initiated activities and projects, b) sponsored activities and projects, c) co-sponsored projects/activities, d) intangible projects/activities, and e) tangible projects? 3. Is there a significant relationship between the awareness of the Academic Unit Council officers and their profile? 4. Is there a significant relationship between and among the Academic Unit Council elected officers of the University of Northern Philippines?
Scope and Delimitation The scope of the study will be delimited to the awareness of the Academic Unit Council on the programs and projects of the Student Council. This study was limited its coverage on the elected officers of the different Academic Unit Councils of the University of Northern Philippines who generously involve themselves in student leadership and volunteerism. Each Academic Unit Councils officer was given a questionnaire to answer. The independent variables that will be included are the following selected variables: age, sex, religious affiliation, academic unit, and media exposure.
The dependent variables that are the following: initiated activities and projects, sponsored activities and projects, co-sponsored projects/activities, intangible projects/activities, and tangible projects. Thus, this study covered the awareness of the Academic Unit Council on the implementation of projects and programs of the Student Council. Review of Related Literature Conceptual Framework This study revolved on the research paradigm as shown below: Awareness of the Academic Unit Council on the implementation of projects and programs of the Student Council Personal Factors Age Sex Religious affiliation
Academic unit Media exposure Independent VariablesDependent Variables CONCEPTUAL PARADIGM The paradigm shows that the awareness of the Academic Unit Councils on the programs and projects of the Student Council will be correlated with the selected variables as age, sex, religious affiliation, academic unit and media exposure. Operational Definition of Terms The following terms are defined operationally as follows: Academic Unit Council (AUC). This refers to the mother organization of a certain college in the university which requires mandatory existence as recognized by the Office of Student Affairs.
It was formerly known as Mandated Organization, authorized to perform tasks of supervising activities of students. Student Council. Is the supreme student government in the university. AUC Officers. This refers to the students who are elected into office to lead an Academic Unit Council. Sex. This refers to the biological status of a person, either as a male or female. Religious Affiliation. This refers to the involvement of the respondents depending on their belief in God. Academic Unit. This refers to the different colleges of the university. Media Exposure.
This refers to the medium which the respondents are using in order to gather their needed information. Tangible. Things that able to be touched or perceived through the sense of touch Intangible. Nonmaterial or lacking material qualities, and so not able to be touched or seen Assumptions This study assumes that: 1. The questionnaire that will be administered to the officers of the Academic Unit Council is reliable and valid. 2. The respondent’s answers are honest to their awareness on the different projects and programs that are being implemented by the Student council. Hypothesis
This study will test the null hypothesis stated as: 1. That there was no significant relationship between the level of awareness of the respondents and their profile. 2. There a significant relationship between and among the Academic Unit Council elected officers of the University of Northern Philippines. Methodology This section presents the research design, population, instrumentation and data gathering techniques. Research design. The descriptive-correlational method of research will be used in this study. It is descriptive- correlational because it sought to determine and find out the profile of the respondents.
The descriptive method looks into the awareness of the Academic Unit Council officers on the implementation of the projects and programs of the Student Council. Population. The elected officers of the different Academic Unit Councils of the University of Northern Philippines will be the respondents of this study. These are the following list of the Academic Unit Council: Academic Unit| Criminology Students Organization (CSO)| Association of Computer Technology Students (ACTS)| Students of Arts and Sciences Organization (SASO)| Industrial Technology Organization (ITEO)| Atelier Council (AC)| Future teachers Association (FTA)|
Laboratory Schools Organization (LSO)| Organization of Business Administration Students (OBAS)| Atelier Original (AO)| College of Health Sciences Students Organization (CHSSO)| Nursing Students Organization (NSO)| Graduate School (grad. School student association)| Engineering (department student association)| Instrumentation. The researchers will make use of questionnaires, composed of two parts. Part I is on the profile of the respondents and Part II is on the data on the awareness of the Academic Unit Council(AUC) elected officers on the implementation of the projects and programs of the Student Council.
It is composed of five components, to wit: initiated activities and projects, sponsored activities and projects, co-sponsored projects/activities, intangible projects/activities, and tangible projects. Data Gathering Techniques. In the conduct of the study, the researchers will request permission from the Deans of the different colleges the College Dean for the administration of the questionnaires of which the researchers had prepared. After the request, the questionnaires will be given to the espondents and will be retrieving after a week from the day they were administered. Statistical Treatment of Data. The researchers will be using the following statistical tools in the treatment of the data gathered to come out with valid and reliable results: 1. Frequency count and Percentage will be use to describe the officers in terms of socio-demographic factors. 2. Mean will be use to determine the level of awareness of the AUC’s on the implementation of the projects and programs of the Student Council.