Conference Design

The Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. is ushering in its 30th year of operation. Since the year 1987, the Agency has been holding its Annual Conferences regularly every year without exception. The Conferences were sparsely attended during its early 10 years as there were only a few Members.

However, before the 20th century ended, times have changed and have kept changing for the better. Accreditation has been accepted as a vital tool to enhance the ability of State Institutions to fulfill their constitutional mandate to provide quality education. As of date, 97% of the SUCs are in the AACCUP Roster of Institutions with Accredited Programs.

Since the inception of the 21st century, the Annual Conferences have been well-attended and inclusively participated in by the State Universities and Colleges. Normally, invitations were limited to 400 participants, but the actual number always exceeded 500. We can attribute the SUCs attendance to a myriad of reasons: the relevance and timeliness of the themes and topics; the invitation of the appropriate and competent Resource Persons/Speakers; the venue and the reasonableness of the conference fees; and the systematic management of the Conference activities.

To top it all, are the support and endorsement of the CHED, and the partnering with the PASUC whose members are beneficiaries of Accreditation. This year’s National Conference is definitely attractive as AACCUP shifts gears towards internalizing the accreditation system (empowering SUCs to accredit/evaluate their programs) and internationalization (quality assurance of International Higher Education and of the AACCUP itself) to be addressed by an array of local and foreign Speakers

Part I: Conference Particulars  
Activity : 30th AACCUP ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Theme : QA Agenda for the next 10 years – “Internalizing Quality in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), and Internationalizing AACCUP”
Objectives : At the end of the Conference, the participants shall have:
  • a clear view of the future of QA in the next ten (10) years;
  • made a comprehensive assessment of the internal quality assurance programs among SUCs;
  • gained a clear understanding of the program of internationalizing AACCUP Accreditation System through the Asia Pacific Quality Register (APQR); Memoranda of Agreement with foreign Quality Assurance Agencies; and hosting the APQN Conference and AGM in 2018.
  • Identified the strengths and areas needing improvement in the implementation of the CHED-initiated Quality Assurance System, and
  • elected the Members of the AACCUP Governing Board (2017-2019)
   
Venue : Century Park Hotel
599 P. Ocampo Street

Malate, Manila
   
   
Date : February 15-17, 2017
    Registration will start at 6:30 a. m., and continue until 9:30 a. m., February 15, 2017
Participants : A limited number of 400 participants will be admitted to the Conference, with each SUC sending not more than 4 participants composed of
   
  • SUC Presidents and/or Vice Presidents
  • Deans/Directors
  • Chairs/Heads of Internal Quality Assurance Bodies
  • Accreditors and Senior Faculty
    Any nomination in excess of 4 participants will be placed in the waiting list and may be admitted only to replace withdrawals or no-shows.
   

Participants from the following Agencies will also be invited to the Conference:

  • Commission on Higher Education
  • Local Accrediting Bodies
  • AACCUP’s international linkages: Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN); Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA); Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT); National Center for Public Accreditation (NCPA) of Russia; the National Agency for Academic Assessment and Accreditation (ANAAA) of Timor Leste; and the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment(ONESQA) of Thailand.    
  • Officials of PHEIs
Speakers:   Speakers will be drawn from local and foreign experts on Quality Assurance particularly in internal quality assurance, staff capability building, outcomes-based quality assurance, accreditation of QA Agencies. As of this writing, the confirmed speakers already includeCHEd Chair Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan;
   
  • CHEd Commissioner Dr. J. Prospero E. de Vera III;
  • CHEd Commissioner Dr. Alex B. Brillantes, Jr;
  • NNQAA President and Chairman of the Board Dr. Angel C. Alcala;
  • PASUC and USTSP President Dr. Ricardo E. Rotoras;
  • AACCUP International Experts Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr. and Dr. Manuel T. Corpus
    We are still awaiting the response of Dr. Jagannath Patil, Senior Technical Adviser of the NAAC, India.  

 

Part II: Program of Activities
Day 1 – February 15, 2017 (Wednesday)    
  Conference Managers of the Day: DR. NENITA I. PRADO
    - Chief, University Accreditation Center, Central Mindanao University
    - Secretary and Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees, and
    - Director, AACCUP Training Team for Mindanao
       
    ENG’R. PROF. ERNESTO A. DELA CRUZ
    - Professor IV, Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology
    - Vice-President for Administration, Business and Finance
    - Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees
Morning        
6:30 - 9:30    Registration Coordinator:
            PROF. MARINA S. QUESADA
            - AACCUP Technical Consultant
9:30  -  9:45    Coffee Break    
 9:45  - 10:00    Participants and Guests Assemble   
         PLENARY SESSION I Presiding:
            DR. MARIO S. SUBA
             - Treasurer and Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees
             - Director, AACCUP Training Team for Luzon
10:00 - 11:30    OPENING PROGRAM    
         - Doxology Philippine Normal University Chorale
            PROF. LUZVIMINDA B. MODELO
             - Conducting
        - The Philippine National Anthem PNU Chorale
        - Welcome and Statement of Purpose DR. LUIS M. SOROLLA, JR.
             - President, West Visayas State University;
            - President and Chairman of the Board, AACCUP
        - Greetings from APQN PROF. DR. JIANXIN ZHANG
            - President, Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN)
            - Chief Expert of Yunnan Higher Education Evaluation Center (YHEEC) in China, and
            - Professor and Diretor of Research Institute of Higher Education (RIHE) of Yunnan University
        - Introduction of the Keynote Speaker DR. LUIS M. SOROLLA, JR.
        - Speech of the Keynote Speaker DR. ANGEL C. ALCALA
            - 1ST CHEd Chairman, and now
            - Chairman of the National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (NNQAA)
        - Entertainment Number  PNU Chorale
11:30 - 12:00     Photo Ops    
Afternoon        
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch Break    
1:00 - 1:15   Participants and Guests Assemble    
        PLENARY SESSION II Presiding
          DR. RAUL F. MUYONG
          - President, Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U)
          - Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees, and
            - Director, AACCUP Training Team for the Visayas
1:15 - 3:00   Thirty Years of Accreditation   DR. PROSPERO E. DE VERA III
            - Commissioner, Commission on Higher Education (CHEd)
 3:00 - 3:30   Coffee Break    
3:30 - 5:00  

APQN, its Staff Capacity Building Programs and Others (please click on link to view or download material)

DR. PROF. JIANXIN ZHANG  
 5:00 - 5:30   Nomination of Candidates for the AACCUP Board of Trustees (2017-2019) COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS (COMELEC)
Day 2 - February 16, 2017 (Thursday)               
    Conference Managers of the Day DR. SAMSON L. MOLAO
            - President, Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology
            - Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees
              and
            DR. RICELI C. MENDOZA
            - Associate Professor, University of Southern Mindanao
            - Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees, and
            - Committee Chair, AACCUP Research and Awards Committees
Morning        
8:00 - 8:30   Participants and Guests Assemble    
        PLENARY SESSION III DR. MYRNA Q. MALLARI
            - President, Tarlac State University
            - Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees
 8:30 - 10:00   Introduction of the Guest Speaker DR. LUIS M. SOROLLA, JR. 
        Speech of the Guest Speaker HON. PATRICIA B. LICUANAN
             - Chair, Commission on Higher Education (CHEd)
 10:00 - 10:30
  Coffee Break    
10:30 - 12:00   The AACCUP President's Report AACCUP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
        General Assembly Meeting    
        AWARDS    
Afternoon      
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch Break    
        Participants and Guests Assemble  
        PLENARY SESSION IV Presiding:
          DR. RICELI C. MENDOZA 
1:00
-
2:30   Election of AACCUP Board Members 2017-2019 COMELEC
 2:30 -
 3:00   Coffee Break    
 3:00 -
4:30
  PASUC Hour DR. RICARDO E. ROTORAS
             - President, PASUC
            - President, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTsP)
4:30  - 5:00   AWARDS "Quality Service Award: Top Ranking State Universities and Colleges"    
               
     
Day 3 - February 17, 2017 (Friday)       
    Conference Managers of the Day: DR. MYRNA Q. MALLARI
                       and
            DR. RICKY G. ABALEÑA III
             - Professor, West Visayas State University
            - Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees
            - Member, AACCUP Training Team for the Visayas
Morning      
        Participants and Guests Assemble    
        PLENARY SESSION V Presiding:
            DR. SAMSON L. MOLAO
8:00
  
 -   9:30
  
    Internal Quality Assurance: Building the Capability of SUCs to Accredit Programs DR. MANUEL T. CORPUS
 -     Founding President and Executive Director,
        AACCUP
9:30 - 10:00   Coffee Break    
10:00 - 11:00   INTERNATIONALIZATION OF QUALITY ASSURANCE DR. ALEX B. BRILLANTES, JR.
        -
Commissioner, Commission on Higher Education (CHEd)
11:00 - 12:00   Announcement of Election Results COMELEC
         - Proclamation of Winners    
Afternoon        
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch Break    
1:00 - 1:15   Participants and Guests Assemble     
        PLENARY SESSION VI Presiding:
            DR. EDUARDO T. BAGTANG
            - President, Kalinga State University
            - Auditor and Member, AACCUP Board of
              Trustees
 1:15 -
4:00
  Closing Program    
         - Opening Statement DR. EDUARDO T. BAGTANG
         - Introduction of the Guest Speaker
DR. LUIS M. SOROLLA 
        - Speech of the Guest Speaker DR. EVELYN C. CRUZADA
             - Assistant Secretary and
            - Deputy Executive Director, Performance and 
              Projects Management Office, Office of the
              Cabinet Secretary, Office of the  President
            - Former Vice-President and Vice-Chair
              AACCUP Board of Trustees
  - Awards  
    - Quality Service Awards DR. LUIS M. SOROLLA, JR., and  
       - Most Outstanding AACCUP MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
        Employee   
      - Top Ten (10) Oustanding    
        Accreditors    
     - Award of Merit    
       - Top Performing Accreditors    
        (Retirees)     
   - Closing Remarks DR. EDUARDO T. BAGTANG
   - Distribution of Certificates   DR. LUIS M SOROLLA, JR.
     - Accredited Programs (2016)  PROF. MARINA S. QUESADA
     - Participation   MS. FE TERESITA T. LUZANO 
     - Attendance  MR. SEGUNDO R. ROGELIO, JR. 
            MR. JIMSON L. LAMARROZA
            MR. DOMINIC T. MARTINEZ
  Close of Conference