Two Ways to Get Promoted in State Universities and Colleges (Philippines)
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Two Ways to Get Promoted in State Universities and Colleges (Philippines)

How to get promoted in a state university or college in the Philippines.

Faculty members in state universities and colleges in the Philippines are always on the look out for opportunities to improve on their income. This is especially so with the significant increase in salary of government workers for the past two years. Being in the academe today can be truly satisfying, that is, if you find yourself in the higher ranks as these are associated with higher pay.

Two Ways to Get Promoted

So how can a faculty member get promoted in a state university or college? There are two ways by which one can achieve better rank and better pay.

1. Promotion by Earned Points for NBC 461

First, a faculty can be promoted by satisfying the requirements of a higher position as stipulated in NBC 461, a position classification and compensation scheme for faculty positions in state universities and colleges. This will require competence in the areas of instruction, research, extension and production as a required function of a faculty member. Points should be earned along these four key areas. Earning a certain number of points correspond to a rank specified in the position and compensation scheme mentioned earlier.

In the area of instruction, a faculty member should produce instructional materials approved by the university or college to earn some points. In research, the faculty member needs to at least make appearances in conferences, symposia or the like as paper presentor. The more widely the information is disseminated, the higher the points. If the presented paper is published then this will mean more points added. Inventions disseminated to and used by the community will also earn points.

In other words, points based on merit of work based on a standard classification and compensation system can be garnered to help elevate a faculty and attain higher ranks, thus higher pay.

2. Promotion by Presidential Prerogative

Promotion by presidential prerogative can be possible in the Philippine system of promoting faculty members. If the president of the university or college finds the employee worthy to be promoted, he is given the power to elevate the faculty member from his former position.

Presidential prerogative for promotion is usually given if the system of promotion does not cover or is not applicable to certain situations where the employee is deemed worthy to be promoted. Ideally, such faculty member should be recommended by a fair group of objective evaluators. A president can make use of this option to help boost the desired behavior or accomplishment and increase the morale of his employees.

Faculty members can enjoy both ways of getting promoted in their job. Doing the best in their field will undoubtedly bring them up the ladder and achieve success once they are recognized for their hard work. But it also pays to make your work visible, not only to the administrators but also fellow workers to prevent being accused of being promoted for no other reason but nepotism.

©2011 Patrick A. Regoniel

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Comments (3)

Wow. good article. Voted

NBC 461 is actually the usual practice... As in number 2, I have not known anyone personally who has received this promotion...

Very informative share.thanks