Conference Design

The Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. is ushering in its 31st 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. The Cebu Normal University and the Cebu Technological University are very active partners in the conduct of this year’s Conference.

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 : 31st AACCUP ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Theme  : "Capability-Building for a Robust Quality Assurance System in Higher Education"
Objectives  :

At the end of the Conference, the participants shall have:

  1. appreciated the need for, and familiarized themselves with, the process of building the capability of the QA Agency (AACCUP) with special reference to the competence of the Accreditors, and of the SUCs’ Internal Quality Assurance System;
  2. improved and endorsed the Capability-building program crafted by AACCUP for its Accreditors, and the organization and training of the SUCs’ Internal Quality Assurance Units and Internal Accreditors;
  3. must have appreciated and endorsed AACCUP’s Internationalization Program in partnering with foreign QA Agencies, and membership in International QA Agencies; and
  4. signed Memoranda of Agreement with foreign QA Agencies in particular ANAAA of Timor Leste for joint and mutually beneficial undertakings in QA.
Venue : Waterfront Cebu City Hotel
    Lahug, Cebu City
Date : March 7-9, 2018
    Registration will start at 7:00 a. m., and continue until 9:30 a. m., March 7, 2018
Participants  :

A limited number of 500 participants will be admitted to the Conference, with each SUC sending not more than 5 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 5 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 BAN-PT, Indonesia.  
  • 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, and accreditation of QA Agencies.

 

Part II:  Program of Activities       
Day 1 - March 7, 2018      
    Conference Manager of the Day DR. EDUARDO T. BAGTANG
             - Auditor and Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees, and
             - President, Kalinga State University
Morning           
7:00 - 9:30   Registration Coordinator:
            MS. FE TERESITA T. LUZANO
             - Quality Assurance Assistant V
              AACCUP
9:30 - 9:45   Coffee Break    
9:45 - 12:00   PLENARY SESSION I-A Presiding:
        General Assembly (For Presidents/Authorized
DR. MYRNA Q. MALLARI
        Representatives) - President and Chairperson, AACCUP Board of Trustees
            - President, Tarlac State University, and
            - Director, AACCUP Training Team for Luzon
           
10:00 - 12:00   PLENARY SESSION I-B    
        Pre-Conference Workshop DR. MANUEL T. CORPUS
        (Please click on link to view/download Presentation Material)   Founding President and Executive Director, AACCUP
            - President, National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (NNQAA)
             - Board Member, Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN)
Afternoon        
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch Break Entertainment:
          - CEBU NORMAL UNIVERSITY KUDYAPI FOLKLORIC ENSEMBLE
          - CEBU NORMAL UNIVERSITY CHORALE
1:00 - 1:15   Participants and Guests Assemble    
        PLENARY SESSION II Presiding:
            DR. FILOMENA T. DAYAGBIL
            - President, Cebu Normal University
1:15  - 2:00  

OPENING PROGRAM

   
         - Doxology CEBU NORMAL UNIVERSITY CHORALE
        - The Philippine National Anthem PROF. DARLANE YAP, Conducting
        - Welcome, Statement of Purpose and Introduction of the Keynote Speaker DR. MYRNA Q. MALLARI
         - KEYNOTE MR. NAPOLEON B. IMPERIAL
           - Deputy Executive Director, Commission on Higher Education
         -  Musical Intermission CNU KUDYAPI FOLKLORIC ENSEMBLE
2:00 - 2:30    MOA signing AACCUP and ANAAA DR. DIVINAGRACIA M. DE GUZMAN
         - DR. MYRNA Q. MALLARI -
Technical Consultant, AACCUP
          President and Chairperson, Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. Philippines    
         - DR. EDMUNDO VIEGAS     
          Executive Director, National Agency for Academic Assessment and Accreditation (ANAAA), Timor Leste    
2:30  - 3:00   Coffee Break    
3:00  - 5:00   Staff Capability Building in the Era of
Internationalization: Case Study of 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 Director of Research Institute of Higher Education (RIHE) of Yunnan University
Day 2 – March 8, 2018 Thursday
    Conference Manager of the Day: DR. ROLANDO F. HECHANOVA
            - Member, AACCUP Board of
              Trustees
            - President, Sultan Kudarat State University
Morning          
8:00 - 8:15   Participants and Guests Assemble    
        PLENARY SESSION III Presiding:
            DR. MARIA RHODORA E. MALICDEM
             - Member, AACCUP Board of
              Trustees 
            - Campus Executive Director, Pangasinan State University-Bayambang Campus, and
             - Member, AACCUP Training Team for Luzon
8:15 - 10:00   Panel Discussion:     
        GOOD PRACTICES IN THE TRAINING OF ASSESSORS/ACCREDITORS    
         - National Agency for Academic Assessment and Acreditation (ANAAA), Timor Leste DR. EDMUNDO VIEGAS
         - Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN), Shanghai, China and Pakistan PROF. DR. JIANXIN ZHANG
         - Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. DR. RAUL F. MUYONG
           - Vice-President and Vice-Chairman, AACCUP Board of Trustees
             - President, Iloilo Science and Technology University
             - Director, AACCUP Training Team for the Visayas
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break    
10:30 - 112:00   Capability-Building for AACCUP Accreditors DR. MARIA GLENDA O. DE LARA
            - Treasurer and Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees
            - Faculty, College of Graduate Studies and Teacher Education Research, Philippine Normal University
                                  and 
            DR. MANUEL T. CORPUS
Afternoon         
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch Break Entertainment
            CEBU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY CHORISTER
        Participants and Guests Assemble    
        PLENARY SESSION IV Presiding:
            DR. CECILIO L. MANARPAAC
            - Member, AACCUP Board of
              Trustees
             - Director, University Quality Assurance Center, Palawan State University
1:00 - 3:30   PASUC HOUR DR. TIRSO A. RONQUILLO
             - President, Philippine of Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC)
             - President, Batangas State University 
3:30 - 4:00   Coffee Break    
4:00 - 5;00   Special Citations DR. RICELI C. MENDOZA
         - SUCs Awarded Level IV Re-accreddited Status in 2017 - Secretary and Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees
         - SUCs Awarded Institutional Accreditation in 2017  - Director, AACCUP Training Team for Mindanao, and,
             - Faculty Regent, University of Southern Mindanao
Day 3 – March 9, 2018 - Friday       
     Conference Manager of the Day:   DR. RAUL F. MUYONG
Morning        
        Participants and Guests Assemble    
        PLENARY SESSION V Presiding:
            DR. MYRNA Q. MALLARI
8:00 - 9:30   Internal Quality Assurance: Building the Capability of SUCs to Accredit Programs
DR. MANUEL T. CORPUS
         - Conducting Preliminary Survey Visits: The Visayas
 State University (VSU) Experience
DR. EDGARDO E. TULIN
  - President, Visayas State University
         - Conducting Preliminary Survey Visits: The West 
 Visayas State University (WVSU) Experience
DR. LUIS M. SOROLLA, JR.
           - President, West Visayas State
              University
9:30 - 10:00   Coffee Break    
10:00 - 10:30   Awards    
        QUALITY SERVICE AWARDS DR. HEDELIZA A. PINEDA
         - Outstanding AACCUP Employee: Most Improved - Member, AACCUP Board of
          Performance   Trustees
         - Top Performing Accreditors   - Member, AACCUP Training Team
          - Top Performing SUCs   for Mindanao
             - University Director for Quality Assurance, Cebu Technological University
                                and
            DR. MARIA GLENDA O. DE LARA
10:30 - 12:00   SUMMATION PROF. RICKY G. ABALEÑA III
             - Member, AACCUP Board of
              Trustees
             - Member, AACCUP Training Team
              for the Visayas
Afternoon          
12:00 - 1:00   Lunch Break    
1:00 - 1:15   Participants and Guests Assemble    
        PLENARY SESSION VI Presiding:
            DR. ROSEIN A. ANCHETA, JR.
            - President, Cebu Technological University
1:15 - 4:00   CLOSING PROGRAM    
        - Opening Statement DR. ROSEIN A. ANCHETA, JR.
        - Introduction of the Guest Speaker DR. MYRNA Q. MALLARI
         - Speech of the Guest Speaker HONORABLE DR. PERFECTO A. ALIBIN
             - Commissioner, Commission on Higher Education (CHEd)
               
        - Closing Remarks DR. RAUL F. MUYONG
        - Distribution of Certifiates DR. MYRNA Q. MALLARI
          -Accredited Programs/Institutions (2010) DR. DIVINAGRACIA M. DE GUZMAN
          -Participation MR. SEGUNDO R. ROGELIO, JR.
          -Attendance - Quality Assurance Assistant IV, AACCUP
            MR. JIM LERRY B. ANG
            - Administrative Assistant III, AACCUP
            MR. DAN VINCENT B. PALINES
            - Administrative Assistant III, AACCUP
                                   and
            MR. DOMINIC T. MARTINEZ
            - IT Officer III, AACCUP
    4:00   Close of Conference