During this annual gathering, five international QA experts were tapped as speakers and discussants. They were:

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).

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 well as international accrediting and quality assurance organizations worldwide to address issues and challenges focused on quality and quality assurance in an international setting. Specifically, this agency is designed to: 1) assist institutions and organizations in further enhancing capacity for academic quality, 2) advance understanding of international quality assurance, and 3) provide research and policy directions.


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.

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.