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THE STUDENTS’ LEARNING ENVIRONMENT OF THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES OF NUEVA ECIJA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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CRISTO MARK D. ANCHETA, Ph.D

Faculty Member, College of Arts and Sciences

Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology

Abstract

 

This research study aimed to assess the students’ learning environment of the College of Arts and Sciences at the Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology, Cabanatuan City, during the academic year 2017-2018. Specifically, it sought to answer questions about the profile of the students; teachers’ competence in terms of instruction, and attitude; and students services offered by CAS. This research study employed the descriptive-evaluative type of research. The respondents of this study were composed of 73 students from first year to fourth year. CAS offers three programs which include the BS Chemistry, BS Environmental Science and BS Agriculture. Questionnaire was used as an instrument in obtaining relevant information about the respondents and the components of learning environments. Based on the results and findings, the CAS students are generally female, single, belonging to the low family income and with average academic performance. The competence of the teachers in terms of the instruction, attitude and physical aspects was satisfactory and students agreed that they were good and competent in the field of teaching. The students’ services were satisfactory. Registrar’s staff were polite in any transactions they made and prompt in attending to students’ request, however, students were not satisfied with the services being offered to them by the security personnel as well as the food personnel. The physical facilities were satisfactory. The audio-visual room was conducive and well maintained however, the classrooms, student center and comfort rooms were fair. There is a significant difference among the year levels of students in the college in terms of teachers’ competence, student services and physical facilities.

 

Keywords:

Learning Environment,    Teachers’ Competence,      Students’ Services,      Physical Facilities