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Every good performance onstage deserves an applause. In the academe, the laudable performance of a University President is reciprocated with a second term. There are ten SUC Presidents who were re-appointed for another term of office. These are reflected in the table below:

State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) have truly manifested quality education for the students as manifested by the growing number of top notchers in the Licensure Examinations to which SUCs are flying high above counter-parts from private higher education institutions.

 

In 2018, out of the 113 member-SUCs, forty-five (45) were able to be on the limelight garnering the Top 1 to Top 10 performance in in the licensure examination in various fields of discipline. These noteworthy and top performing schools are summarized below:

AACCUP has accredited a consolidated total of 600 programs across 72 chartered Colleges and Universities from January to August 2018. Of these, 492 have been granted accreditation status. The rest still need the approval of the Board of Trustees and NNQAA. These were awarded the corresponding accreditation status of candidate, accredited, and re-accredited with levels.

 

Bulacan State University on the other hand has been granted Level II Institutional Accreditation.

The Tarlac State University (TSU) and the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU) are the recent addition to the list of SUCs granted by AACCUP to conduct their own Preliminary Survey Visit. This authority is pursuant to Board of Trustees Resolution No.42, s. 2016 which stipulated the adoption of a new policy on program accreditation, where qualified SUCs are granted the authority to conduct the Preliminary Survey Visit (PSV) of their curricular programs. In 2016, the first two SUCs which enjoyed this privilege were the Visayas State University (VSU) and West Visayas State University (WVSU).

 

The following are among the qualifications that a SUC must satisfy to be able to be granted the authority:

 

  • SUCs must have a viable Internal Accreditation Body officially created as a unit in the organizational structure, with definite staff, financial resources, and strong governance and management support;

The AACCUP has adopted as one of its major thrusts the internationalization of its program of accreditation. It actively promotes its links and partnerships with major quality assurance agencies.

 

AACCUP is a member of the major largest regional associations, namely the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (INQAAHE), the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN), and of late, an Associate Member of the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN). It is also an affiliate member of the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group (CIQG).

Over the years, there has been a steady increase in the number of programs assessed by AACCUP.  This year, AACCUP has accredited a consolidated total of one thousand three hundred eighty (1,380) programs across one hundred eight (108) Chartered Colleges and Universities.

 

They were awarded with the corresponding accreditation status for their candidate, accredited and re-accredited programs. However, this year’s total output of one thousand three hundred eighty (1,380) is 32 or 2.27% lower than  last year’s total of one thousand four hundred twelve (1,412) programs.

The Philippines was ably represented by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) through its President, Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari, in the 2017 Global Summit of the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) and the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) on September 21-22, 2017 at 801 Conference Hall, Chang Yung-Fa Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan.

Compostela Valley State College (CVSC)

The newest state college of the South, the Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) of Davao de Oro has joined the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, Inc. (AACCUP) last March 14, 2017.

Established through Republic Act 10598 on June 04, 2013, the CVSC is presently led by Dr. Christie Jean V. Ganiera and has joined the agency to put the college in a better position to reach the echelon reserved for top tertiary institutions of the country. It has conducted several activities which aimed at improving academic services, including the accreditation of its program offerings.

Within 2017, two universities from Luzon, one university from Visayas and one university from Mindanao earned the Institutional Accreditation distinction awarded by the AACCUP through seasoned accreditors and with Dr. Manuel T. Corpus who served as the Head accreditor for Area 1, Governance and Management in all of the Institutional Accreditation visits.

In Luzon, the Tarlac State University (TSU) in Tarlac City was awarded Level II Re-Accredited Status, and Pampanga State AgriculturalUniversity (PSAU) in Magalang, Pampanga (both Region III), was awarded  Level II Accredited Status by the agency after the successful accreditation stint.

Hosted by the National Centre for Public Accreditation and RANEPA, the 2017 Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held in Moscow, Russia last May 25-28, 2017.

Dr. Jianxin Zhang served as the keynote speaker and centered her discussion on the conference’s theme, “Horizons: Dissolving boundaries for a Quality Region.” Along with Dr. Zhang’s discussion, the three-day conference was composed of plenary meetings, panel discussions, parallel sessions, workshops and the APQN Quality Award Ceremony.

 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.

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