Vol 2 No 3 (2019): Volume 2, Issue 3, Year 2019
Articles

An Evaluation of Student Discipline of Emilio Aguinaldo College – Cavite: A Basis for Continual Improvement

Kimbert M. Mack
Director, Office of Student Affairs (OSA), Emilio Aguinaldo College- Cavite, Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines
Ethel Reyes-Chua
Dean of the School of Education at Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite, Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines
Published August 31, 2019
Keywords
  • Student discipline,
  • Offenses,
  • Continual improvement
How to Cite
Kimbert M. Mack, & Ethel Reyes-Chua. (2019). An Evaluation of Student Discipline of Emilio Aguinaldo College – Cavite: A Basis for Continual Improvement. Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 2(3), 18-29. https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir1932

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Abstract

Undoubtedly, managing student discipline is one of the concerns of higher education institutions in the Philippines nowadays.  However, despite the so many strategies to alleviate serious and not so serious offenses in EAC-Cavite, there have never been any established guidelines to evaluate student discipline occurrences and intervention as the basis for continual improvement.  This study evaluates the major types of student discipline and analyzes its kind of offense incurred by students for Academic Year 2018-2019 from the 14 schools in EAC-Cavite which are categorically divided into five (5) clusters.

This study uses the mixed methods of research using the data gathered daily by the Discipline Officers. The data were summarized using frequency and percentage or according to the number of offenses recorded each month and the recorded incidents per cluster. The Focus Group Discussion (FGD) was also conducted among 20 student offenders who voluntarily provide reasons of such occurrences.  The students analyzed and gave their possible solutions to improve their habits. Although this study is a nonexperimental, this implies that this evaluation documents the college-wide intervention and the role of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) to improve their reporting technique on student discipline. Findings show that there were fewer occurrences per cluster after the intervention; however, for continual improvement purposes, this study recommends a continuous evaluation of the OSA’s disciplinary procedures, intervention guidelines, and reporting strategies to enhance student services at EAC-Cavite.

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