Five undergraduate programs of Batangas State University under the College of Engineering, Architecture and Fine Arts (CEAFA) and College of Informatics and Computing Sciences have been evaluated by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) on August 29-31, 2018. BS Architecture, BS Chemical Engineering, BS Industrial Engineering, BS Computer Science and BS Information Technology were the programs assessed for Level III Phase I accreditation status.
The survey team visited ten areas which include mission, goals and objectives; faculty, curriculum and instruction; students; research; extension and community involvement; library; physical facilities; laboratories; and administration.
During the opening program, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Erma B. Quinay expressed the university’s commitment of providing quality education for its students. “This is an opportunity for us to remind ourselves of the standards of excellence which we would always strive to attain” said Dr. Quinay.
Meanwhile, University President Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo acknowledged the collective efforts of faculty members which he considers as “heroes of today”. He also thanked the AACCUP accrediting team for their dedication in assisting various universities achieve academic excellence.
According to Survey Team Coordinator Dr. Nelia V. Aman of University of Northern Philippines, the programs must receive a grand mean of at least 4.0 and must have no rating less than 3.5 among the ten areas. She explained that the accreditors will look for the best practices and verify the compliance of each program to the recommendations given from the previous survey visits.
The survey team is composed of Arch. Maria Ionica N. Naz; Dr. Roque A. Ulep; Prof. Ivy Mar J. Ramos; Dr. Ma. Magdalena V. Gatdula; Prof. Albert C. Santos; Ms. Rosemarie D. Malang; Dr. Ma. Haidee A. Mabborang; Prof. Nancy M. Santiago; Prof. Merricris J. Uson; Arch. Fernando C. Pamintuan; Engr. Lalaine M. Nerona; Dr. Vicente M. Lita; Prof. Ofelia V. Silverio; and Arch. Rafael J. Balicano.
These accreditors conducted classroom observations, ocular visits to offices, facilities and laboratories, extension project visit to nearby municipalities, and interviews with college officials, faculty, students, parents and alumni.
In the closing program, Dr. Aman presented the general impressions for the programs. She applauded the university’s physical developments, online services for students and the electro-magnetic security system offered at the Library.
Results of the survey visit are yet to be announced by the AACCUP.