Philippine Normal University Alumni Tracer Study
Arthur S. Abulencia1, Arlyne C. Marasigan2 Ma. Concepcion Y. Raymundo3, Ma. Arsenia C. Gomez4, Marivilla Lydia B. Aggarao5, James V. Bailon6, Voltaire M. Villanueva7, Rowena Sabate8
Philippine Normal University-Manila
Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines1
This study aimed to determine the extent of satisfaction and adequacy of the knowledge and skills that graduates have obtained from PNU in connection to their current employment. The data were gathered through a validated survey questionnaire and were interpreted using frequencies and percentages. The study made use of convenience sampling and the survey was administered both online and face to face. There were 1,826 PNU alumni from various programs, both graduate and undergraduate levels from 2010 to 2018 who served as respondents of this study. Findings revealed that competencies and skills learned by PNU alumni at the university, Human Relations Skills, Communication Skills, and Knowledge and Technical Skills have been considered as the most recognized and relevant of all the skills as viewed to a large extent. In terms of adequacy of the skills learned at PNU, the alumni respondents indicates that critical thinking skills, communication skills, human relations skills, and content knowledge are adequate at great extent. Still, it is highly recommended that improvement of research skills and ICT skills shall be given emphasis in the curricular enhancement.
Keywords: Tracer study, alumni employment, teacher education curriculum, alumni skills and competencies