As AACCUP’s three-day ‘Webinar-Workshop on the Guidelines for Levels III & IV Program Accreditation System’ concludes on May 28, Dr. Dexter R. Buted puts forth the magnitude of getting equipped with the newly-crafted guidelines and the significance of having the accrediting body as part of the Institution’s mechanisms in ensuring quality and excellence in its four-fold functions.

The event commenced on May 26 and concluded on May 28, featured lectures were:

May 26 (Day 1):

Module 1-Basic Concepts (Background & Paradigm Shift) & Basic Guidelines on Online Accreditation for Levels III and IV by Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari (Chairperson & President, AACCUP Board of Trustees; President, Tarlac State University)

Module 2-Preparation for Level III & IV Accreditation by Dr. Milabel E. Ho (AACCUP Executive Director; Former President, Western Mindanao State University)

May 27 (Day 2):

Module 3-Instrument and Rating System & Working Checklist and Accreditors’ Report Form by Dr. Raul F. Muyong (Auditor and Trustee, AACCUP Board of Trustees; President, Iloilo Science, and Technology University)

Module 4-Writing the Final Report by Dr. Anthony M. Penaso (Trustee, AACCUP Board of Trustees; President, Caraga State University)

May 28 (Day 3):

Crafting Possible Questions after SUC Presentation

Committed to bolster PSU’s accreditation mechanisms and capabilities, are the in-house roster of competent accreditors: Dr. Manolito C. Manuel (VP for Academic Affairs and Support Services), Dr. Elbert M. Galas (VP for Quality Assurance), Dr. Cristeta C. Dulos, Dr. Gemma M. De Vera, Dr. Liza L. Quimson, Dr. Honorio L. Cascolan, Dr. Razeale F. Resultay, Dr. Narciso F. Castro, Dr. Elmer C. Vingua, Dr. Rosario DL. Valencerina, Dr. Cielo C. Fernandez, Dr. Frederick F. Patacsil, Dr. Ramil L. Dacal, Dr. Amelita M. De Vera, Dr. Zosima M. Sison, Dr. Billy T. Festijo.

The paradigm shift in education did not only overturn the classroom setting per se, but all other activities of a learning institution, including accreditation, among others. But defying bounds and virtual fringes, PSU persists in its unfaltering mandate to advance quality education and excellent service to its stakeholders.

“I challenge all our participants to echo and share the new things in your respective institutions; this is an opportunity more than anything else. Let us then seize this opportunity to leverage the areas that could earn our institutions higher accreditation levels,” DRB echoed. /ksg