ABOUT OFA DILIMAN
The Office of Field Activities (OFA) Diliman is an administrative unit of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA) that was established on 31 March 2016. Its main task is to ensure the safe and relevant implementation of short-term and long-term local academic field activities (AFA) by the University. The main role of OFA Diliman is to ensure that the University’s policies on academic field activities are properly operationalized.
As one of the eight (8) offices under the OVCAA, OFA Diliman has the following main functions:
a. Context to academic field activities: (1) ensure that University policies and guidelines on academic field activities are properly operationalized; (2) ensure that academic field activities are conducted within the context of the course or curriculum; (3) ensure that measures are in place to guarantee the safety of students and faculty in the field;
b. Support: (1) assist academic units in incorporating academic field activities in their curriculum; (2) coordinate with academic units for the planning, implementation, and monitoring of academic field activities, as well as the formulation and review of related policies and guidelines; (3) provide orientation and training to faculty for academic field activities, in cooperation with the Office for the Advancement of Teaching (OAT) Diliman; and
c. Linkages: coordinate with and among academic units regarding linkages with, and feedback to and from, industry, government, non-government organizations, and other local institutions for student internship and other field activities.