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AACCUP Expands its Offices
The increasing number of programs to be accredited coupled with the increasing number of member-SUCs provide an impetus for AACCUP to expand its office. The QA Specialists Room With the newly-finished renovation, the Quality Assurance Specialists moved to the new office (4-LM), located just opposite the existing office at Future Point Plaza III, Panay Avenue, Quezon City. Indeed, the new ambience in this office hopes to provide a new work atmosphere for the QA specialists for Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
What’s in Store for Programs with LAPSED Accreditation Status?
The biggest single index of a quality-assured academic program is its accreditation status and the commitment to sustain and upgrade it. As years pass in AACCUP accreditation history, there is generally an uptrend in the number of programs that continuously keep updating and upgrading their levels of accreditation.
Mid-Year Conference Launches Internal Quality Assurance Systems (IQAS) in SUCs
Towards a Robust Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS) in the State Colleges and Universities” was the theme in the 2016 Mid-year Conference which formally launched the implementation of IQAS among SUCs in the country. This was held at Royal Garden Hall Convention Center at General Luna St., Iloilo City last July 27-29, 2016. Prof. Dr. Sun Jianrung, from Macau University of Science and Technology, served as the guest speaker, who talked on the concepts and practices of internal quality assurance. In his talk, he emphasized that IQAS involves both the administrative and academic functions of an institution. As an administrative function,...
CIQG Invites AACCUP for Membership
Upon the invitation of the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) International Quality Group (CIQG), the AACCUP Board of Trustees accepted the invitation and approved AACCUP in its application for membership under BOT Resolution No. 030, s.2016 during its meeting held last March 14, 2016. As the events take place at the latter part of the year, the Executive Director set the AACCUP formal application for membership to be submitted early January 2017. The CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) is a very prestigious quality assurance body with membership which is by invitation only. It is a rewarding and important forum for colleges as...
AACCUP Executive Director Joins the APQN Board
During the Asia-Pacific Quality Assurance Network (APQN) Conference held at Natadola, Fiji Islands on May 25-27, 2016, the AACCUP Executive Director, Dr. Manuel T. Corpus was elected as a member of the Board of Trustees of the APQN. The APQN Board of Trustees are the following: Prof. Dr. Jianxin Zhang (President), Prof. Angela Hou Yung-chi (Vice-President), Prof. Li Yaogang (Secretary/Treasurer), then the three Board members: Dr. Manuel T. Corpus, Ms. Malini Nair-Prasad, and Prof. Dr. Galina Motova; and finally Dr. Jagannath Patil (Past President as Ex-officio member).
2016 APQN Annual Conference and AGM in Retrospect
Shooting two birds with one bullet” as the cliché goes. This is exactly what the AACCUP representatives did while attending the Asia-Pacific Quality Assurance Network (APQN) conference and annual general meeting (AGM) held at Natadola, Fiji Islands last May 25-27, 2016.
Internalization and Internationalization Challenges Live On
Internalizing Quality Assurance Systems in SUCs and Internationalizing the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc." was the theme in last year’s 29th Annual National Conference held at Century Park Hotel, P. Ocampo St., Malate, Metro Manila on February 17-19, 2016 AACCUP still upholds the same theme this year, to emphasize its commitment of establishing a culture of quality among SUCs all over the country amidst challenges of internalization and internationalization...
Participants Flock at Day 1 of the 30th AACCUP Annual National Conference
As early as 6.30 in the morning, some participants were already flocking in at the registration area of Century Park Hotel during Day 1 of the 30th Annual National Conference. An estimated total of more than 400 participants are expected to arrive during this year’s annual national conference, which includes the presence of the University Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Quality Assurance Officers, and other accreditation enthusiasts.
APQN President Prof. Dr. Zhang; CHED Commissioner Dr. De Vera Inspire Participants at Day 1 of the 30th AANC
Two education and quality assurance magnates— none other than the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) President, Prof. Dr. Jianxin Zhang; and the CHED Commissioner Dr. J. Prospero “Popoy” De Vera have tremendously inspired the participants at Day 1 of the 30th AACCUP Annual National Conference. Dr. De Vera congratulated AACCUP for continuously rising to meet “access and quality” among SUCs through its continued and strengthened accreditation processes. Dr. De Vera further mentioned that “SUCs must start working together, particularly led by the bigger SUCs bringing every other smaller SUC in going up, not only in the field of accreditation but even in...
Greatest Challenge to SUCs: "Keep Improving Quality of Education”
Dr. Angel C. Alcala, the President of the National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (NNQAA) exemplified in his keynote address during the Opening Program of the 30th AACCUP Annual National Conference, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Century Park Hotel in Malate, Manila on February 15-17, 2017, that the greatest challenge among SUCs is to keep improving the quality of education. There are several ways to do this such as: achieving more significant results or outcomes in teaching, research extension and development projects, and involving in other activities such as making innovations, and publications of research findings, networking with...
President’s Report Laudable and BOT’s Accomplishments Commendable Says a SUC President
After listening to the well-delivered and substantial report of the outgoing AACCUP President-Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr., in the second day of the 30th AACCUP Annual National Conference (AANC), Dr. Dulce F. Atian remarked that the Board of Trustees (BOTs) 2015-2017 has done a commendable job and that the President’s Report is indeed laudable. On motion by a participant, duly seconded by Dr. Samson L. Molao, the President’s report was accepted. However, there was a suggestion from the floor to include the pictorials in the report, per region.
PASUC President Turns ‘Man of the Hour’; Gently Calls SUC Presidents on Support to AACCUP Survey Visits
Man of the Hour The commanding voice, his stance on common issues, and his passionate support for the plight of SUCs all over the country —all these have made, Dr. Ricardo E. Rotoras, the President of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) and the present President of the newly-established University of Science and Technology in the Philippines , appear as ‘man of the hour’ as he unravels the journey that PASUC has traversed.
CHEd Chair Dr. Patricia Licuanan Graces Day 2 of the 30th AACCUP Annual National Conference; Talks on Quality Assurance and...
Keeps audience engaged in her talk The chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, graced the second day of the 30th Annual National Conference. During her talk, she alluded herself to a ‘mother’ of all higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country. Being so, she said that ‘a mother (referring to herself) is always looking after the welfare of her children (the HEIs); thus, through her talk, she tries to gear the focus of all HEIs such that quality assurance and internationalization are both given equal importance in all higher education institutions.