By Dr. Laureana M. Lingan, Assistant Director for Quality Assurance
Posted on August 11, 2015
Seven programs of the Cagayan State University at Sanchez Mira Campus underwent an accreditation visit for Level 1 by the Accrediting Agency for Chartered Universities and Colleges in the Philippines (AACCUP) on July 28-31, 2015.
These programs included Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Crop and Animal Science), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Bachelor of Science in Criminology, and Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Industry Management.
n Seventeen accreditors headed by Dr. Marcela Caluscosin of the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, the overall coordinator, came to evaluate the documents of these programs and did other validation activities.
Dr. Caluscosin was assisted by seven team leaders: Dr. Ma. Theresa A. Acosta, Dr. Corazon G. Pardo, Dr. Lolito B. San Pedro, Prof. Rodibelle F. Leona, Prof. Michael B. Bongalonia, Dr. Sina C. Bestre, and Prof. Irene Gina G. Cruz.
According to the overall coordinator, the result of the accreditation will soon be released after the final evaluation of the AACCUP Board.
“After two to three months, the result will be sent to the Office of the University President,” said Caluscosin, who spoke at the opening and closing of the accreditation activity with University President Romeo R. Quilang, Vice President for Academic Affairs Mariden V. Cauilan and Campus Executive Officer Froilan Pacris at the president table.
When asked about what they felt in the four-day evaluation, instructors and professors who served as counterparts of their accreditors said they could feel the vibration that they made it for they had prepared well all documents needed in every area.
If the seven get accredited, CSU will have a total of 28 programs with Level I status. At present, the university has 15 programs awarded with Level II status.
On September 1-4, seven more programs of CSU will be visited by some 31 AACCUP accreditors for Level I evaluation. All of these programs come from Andrews Campus.