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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.

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.

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.

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.

The said conference was attended by 114 participants from 27 countries and territories of Asia-Pacific Region. Representing the Philippines,  the AACCUP executives who attended the said event were Dr. Manuel T. Corpus, Executive Director, Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari, Chairperson and President, and Board of Trustees Members Dr. Rolando F. Hachanova, Dr. Maria Glenda O. De Lara, Prof. Ricky G. Abalena; and former AACCUP Chairman and President Dr. Luis Sorolla, Jr.

 

Newly elected Members of the AACCUP Board of Trustees for 2017-2019 pose with Members of the Committee on Elections and some members of the Outgoing Board of Trustees 2015-2017.

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.

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 well-known foreign and ASEAN universities through CHED, through the assistance of  British Universities thereby improving and enriching the academic programs, and continuously focus on internationalizing all the activities and practices to make them at par with big national and international universities.

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 all other concerns”.

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.

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...