Four programs of Batangas State University underwent Level IV Phase II accreditation by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) on April 24, 2019 at the Lecture Room, International Affairs Office, CITE Building, BatStateU Pablo Borbon Main I, Batangas City. The programs include BS Development Communication, BS Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Elementary Education and Bachelor of Secondary Education.
This aims to heighten the university’s academic programs by ensuring that established standards are all met, and that quality education is provided to its students.
The survey team evaluated each program based on an audio visual presentation which highlighted accomplishments on the areas of research, community service, performance of graduates, international linkages and planning. The AVP also featured testimonies from graduates and some international partners.
AACCUP Executive Director, Dr. Manuel T. Corpus led the survey team composed of Dr. Eligio B. Sacayanan from Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU), Dr. Marcela T. Caluscosin from DMMMSU, Dr. Maria Glenda O. De Lara from Philippine Normal University, Dr. Frederick F. Rodrigo from Mariano Marcos State University, and Engr. Benedicto N. Fortaleza from Technological University of the Philippines.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Erma B. Quinay delivered the opening remarks on behalf of University President Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo. In her message, she imparted the importance of undergoing accreditation as it could bring further improvement to the university’s operations. “This [accreditation] is part of our efforts to meet the growing demands of the industry and to prepare our students for their professional work”, she said.
Moreover, Dr. Quinay applauded the faculty members for committing themselves to the process of accreditation. “With teamwork, we can hurdle this task and we will be able to provide quality education to our students”, she said.
Dr. Corpus, on the other hand, delivered the statement of purpose where he mentioned the impact of globalization on higher education. He also shared his high hopes for the university and its community.
The event was facilitated by the Office of the Internal Assessment Unit headed by its director, Engr. Mario G. Bukas.
Results are yet to be announced by the AACCUP.