|:: HOME ::||UPDATES | VISION | THEME | LAUNCH | TIME CAPSULE|
Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts: A Hundred Years of Lasallian Education
ollowing the footsteps of St. John Baptist De La Salle, the 17th century priest who developed the classroom method of teaching, is a daunting task. But follow we did because, as Lasallians, we have experienced first-hand how empowering and transformative quality education can be. With such a heritage behind us, De La Salle University-Manila is setting trends in Philippine tertiary education.
Since 1911 when the Brothers of the Christian Schools opened the first La Salle school in Paco, Manila, the institution has evolved and developed steadily, meeting the intellectual and spiritual needs of the Filipino youth, while at the same time, fulfilling its vital role in national development. By the time it made 2401 Taft Avenue its home in 1921, the school the Brothers built was known as De La Salle College.
In 1957, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Commerce underwent their first Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU) formal survey. At the height of socio-political upheaval in 1973, De La Salle College opened its doors to 38 female students, turning coeducational almost overnight. Two years later, the College was granted university statusa fitting acknowledgement for its important contributions to Philippine private education.
Always driven by the pioneering spirit of its Founder, De La Salle University in 1981 made the radical switch from the traditional semestral schedule to a year-round trimestral calendar. The year 1987 ushered the birth of the DLSU System, composed of DLSU-Manila, DLS-Zobel, DLSU-Dasmariñas, DLSU-Health Sciences Campus, and DLSU-College of St. Benilde. In 1996, the College of Computer Studies, the Graduate School of Business, and the Information Technology Center formed a formidable triad known as the DLSU Professional Schools, Inc. The DLSU System Schools welcomed the newest member school, DLSU-Canlubang, in 1999.
Entering the 21st century, the University continues to mold its students into leaders equipped with the spirit to excel. Backed by distinguished faculty, the University provides a sound Lasallian education through multi-disciplinary orientation and technical expertise. It also created an ideal environment for both teacher and student. Ever seeking new in-roads to quality education, La Salle invested its resources on synthesizing formal education with information technology. For instance, the University became the first in the country to have an intelligent classroom equipped with the online merging of classes from different parts of the world through video conferencing. This will give the students the unique experience of working together with their counterparts abroad, learning about business, technology, and other cultures.
While the University has grown, its vision is the same as it was more
than 90 years ago. It remains committed to make Lasallian education empowering
and transformative to the youth and to our needy brethren. The Centennial
Fund Campaign will be launched on November 29 which will culminate
in 2011, the 100th year of Lasallian education in the Philippines. Through
the activity, the University aims to raise more funds for student scholarships,
faculty development and research, and community service. It also seeks
to diversify the endowments receivedthrough Professorial Chairs,
Special Purpose Endowment Funds, Scholarship Endowment Funds, and Research
Then and now, may this Lasallian spirit of zeal and innovation be our uniting force.
This is best viewed with MS
Internet Explorer 4 or Netscape
Communicator 4 and above.
You can set your video resolution to 800x600 pixels (16 bit/24 bit color/32 bit) for best results.
This page was modified last Monday 1 April, 2002 3:26 PM
You may send your comments to the Web Development Team.