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Vision, Mission & Goals



A center for development committed to promote effective and sustainable human organizations and social institutions towards resilient, inclusive, and enhanced human ecosystems.


To conduct instruction, research and extension programs that are instrumental in the development and strengthening of organizations and social institutions to enable them to actively participate in organizing, mobilizing, and managing human and environmental resources towards economic productivity, social development and ecological well-being.


The DSDS strategically moves toward this mission through thrusts in instruction, research, and extension. Within the bounds of these trilogy of functions, it has the following goals:
a. Produce graduates who understand social development with a human ecological perspective, communities and community services and programs;
b. Train professionals who can contribute effectively to the transformation of community organizations and institutions so that these can effectively serve the needs of the people;
c. Develop professionals with the capability for:
1. Functional community-environmental analysis;
2. Community organizing and community building; and
3. Strategic social development management.
d. Conduct research and extension through the Social Development and Management Program (SDMP).