The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the soul of Jesuit Education at Xavier University.  It offers the core courses or general education courses of all the colleges, providing the foundation for human and spiritual development of individuals.The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the soul of Jesuit Education at Xavier University.  It offers the core courses or general education courses of all the colleges, providing the foundation for human and spiritual development of individuals.

College of Arts and Sciences is home to the largest academic programs with disciplines clustering around humanities, languages, natural sciences, and social sciences.  The College deepens the social awareness, competence, and commitment of students for the service and development of the region, Mindanao and the country.

The College with its more than 140 highly qualified faculty members forms students through instructions, research, and service learning programs.

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has awarded the Biology and Literature programs of CAS as Centers of Development in the Region. And CHED has designated XU as Delivering Higher Education Institution (DHEI) for all the graduate programs of CAS.

Today, CAS continues its pursuit for academic excellence, research and community outreach.  It has Level IV PAASCU Accreditation.  Its linkages with Local Government Units (LGU) sustain its Coastal Research Management and strengthen its research and extension network.  The Office of International Cooperation and Networking (OICN) negotiates with foreign universities for international linkages.

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ArtScies staff members undergo Microsoft Access training


LEARNING MS ACCESS. ArtScies staff members undergo Microsoft Access training. Supplied photo. 

The non-teaching personnel of Xavier Ateneo's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) went through a training-workshop on Microsoft Access in line with their goal of becoming globally-oriented and updated with technology.

Held from August 9 to 11 at the SS Computer Lab C, three competent faculty-trainers from the College of Computer Studies (CompStud) namely, Maria Ramila Jimenez (Microsoft ambassador), Cristina Amor Cajilla (Microsoft ambassador), and Francis Joshua Arrabaca shared their time, talent, and expertise to train the CAS staff members. 

Microsoft Access is a database management system (DBMS) that combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software-development tools. It can also import or link directly to data stored in other applications and databases.

About 20 non-teaching personnel, including a few staff members from the Computing and Information Services Office (CISO), attended the said event. 

The College of Arts and Sciences hopes that the training will lead to a more systematic laboratory and office inventory using Microsoft Access.∎

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