La Consolacion


UNIVERSITY

Mission & Vision


EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

As a Catholic University, LCUP believes that a true Augustinian Marian student has a commitment to Christ-centered prophetic witnessing as manifested through his/her spirit of national and global concern for the Church, his/her country and for other persons.

The La Consolacion University Philippines, through its formal curricular as well as nonformal programs, aims toward the wholistic development of the individual inspired by the teachings of St. Augustine, the life of Our Lady of Consolation rooted in Gospel values.


VISION STATEMENT

Moved by the Spirit of the Risen Christ, La Consolacion University Philippines, envisions itself to become a catalyst for the wholistic transformational development of Catholic Augustinian Marian graduates rooted in Gospel values.


MISSION STATEMENT

To achieve the above vision, LCUP commits itself to generate and make available to its Augustinian Marian students, programs and services that will make them:

  • • exhibit academic and technical competence in their respective areas of discipline in the local and international environment;
  • • demonstrate their knowledge, critical thinking and creativity by exploring the various avenues of learning and searching for truth;
  • • manifest their willingness to serve specially the marginalized sector of our society;
  • • demonstrate productivity in various areas of learning as responsible citizens of the society; and
  • • live the Gospel values in the varied aspects of their personal and professional lives


INSTITUTIONAL GOALS

  • • To provide basic and higher formal and innovative education programs that are nationalist/globalist in character and responsive to international standards of responsive excellence.
  • • To generate and diffuse knowledge in the broad range of disciplines relevant and receptive to the dynamically changing domestic and international environment.
  • • To broaden the access of deserving and qualified students to higher education opportunities.
  • • To optimize the social, institutional and individual returns and benefits derived from the utilization of higher education resources.
  • • To develop and maintain the professional and personal integrity among the members of the community that will equip the nation with responsible and accountable stewards.
  • • To promote the Catholic Augustinian Marian culture of commitment to charity, action, contemplation, and preferential option towards the marginalized sector of the society, and the promotion of justice and peace, creation spirituality and gender equality.


EXPECTED GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES
Expected LCUP Graduate Attribute Indicators
Critical and Creative thinker Analyzes problems/situations systematically and logically
Seeks new and valid information to broaden understanding
Demonstrates and models the use of higher-order thinking skills Creates solutions to problems using novel methods and processes.
Views issues without any pre-set biases or limitations
Recognizes points for improvement and uses imagination to solve problems
Competent Catholic Augustinian Marian Professional Possesses a high level of knowledge, skills, and competence in his/her area of specialization
Demonstrates good command of at least two languages
Utilizes effectively appropriate media and information technologies
Socially Responsive steward Demonstrates sense of commitment of leadership and service towards helping the marginalized in improving their lives
Works with others and collaborates for a common good and with a heart to care for others specially the least in the community
Practices good stewardship and accountability
Promotes high regard to God’s creations.
Enhances moral values, work ethics, commitment, sense of responsibility and sense of belongingness

CORE VALUES

Interiority

Turning inward and returning to our inner self.
Encountering the reality of our self and its sinfulness, through prayer, reflection, and contemplative silence for us to transcend to an ultimate encounter with God.

Compassion

Loving and extending our care for others by understanding their feelings, recognizing their needs, and responding to it.
"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like." (Source: Augustine of Hippo, Confessions)

Community-orientedness

Fostering a spirit of friendship, unity and interdependence based on mutual trust and respect to create a socially responsive environment that would challenge each one to be united and committed in reaching a common goal.
Contributes to the growth of the society in whatever work or profession that responds to the needs of the 21st century world, other -not self-centered and ready to serve humanity and whole creation

Courage

Fostering the ability to freely express our thoughts and ideas.
Bravely speaking the truth in a prudent manner.
Having the audacity to give and accept brotherly or sisterly corrections.
And doing the right thing that is based on Gospel values even other people are doing the other way around.

Missionary Spirit

Living a life that touches others. A life witnessing the examples and teachings of Christ. The boldness to respond to the call of time.
“The degree to which you are concerned for the common good rather than for your own, is the criterion by which you can judge how much progress you have made.” (Source: Augustine of Hippo, The Rule)




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