As a University that envisions itself to be a globally recognized institution, Batangas State University held an Institutional Accreditation Orientation Seminar on April 12, 2018 at the Lecture Room, International Affairs Office, CITE Building, BatStateU Pablo Borbon Main I, Batangas City. The event was facilitated by the Internal Assessment Unit (IAU) Office led by its director, Assoc. Prof. Mario G. Bukas. It was conducted to strengthen the University’s competitiveness in preparation for its Institutional Accreditation by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) later this year.
“This is one of the historical events in the accreditation journey of BatStateU” said University President Tirso A. Ronquillo as he emphasized the importance of institutional accreditation. He added, “It is our students who will be savouring the benefits of having the University institutionally accredited.”
In addition, Dr. Ronquillo acknowledged the commendable efforts of the officials, deans, and faculty members towards BatStateU’s quest for excellence in quality education.
The keynote speakers during the seminar were Dr. Manuel T. Corpus, AACCUP President and Executive Director, also considered as the father of AACCUP and Dr. Glenda De Lara, AACCUP Consultant. They provided an orientation to groom the community of BatStateU in sustaining quality assurance.
Participated by university officials, faculty members and staff, one of the highlights during the lecture was the discussion on the parameters of the nine areas to be visited. These areas include governance and management; teaching, learning, and evaluation; faculty and staff; research; extension, linkages, and consultancy; support to students; library; infrastructure and learning resources; and quality assurance.
After the presentation, an open forum was conducted where the speakers gave some tips and suggestions to be taken into consideration. Also, they highlighted the importance of having a culture of cooperation, commitment and service to increase the percentage of realizing the University’s goal.