All 11 programs submitted by the University for accreditation passed, revealed the AACCUP Technical and Board Action last October 20.
BS in Industrial Education is Level II re-accredited; whereas, BS in Civil Engineering, BS in Criminology, BS in Computer Science, BS in Information Technology, BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management, and BS in Marketing in the main campus are all Level I accredited.
Furthermore, BS in Agriculture major in Animal Science and BS in Agriculture major in Crop Science of the Hamtic Campus are also Level I accredited.
Tibiao Campus, on the other hand, was awarded Level I for BS in Fisheries and a Candidate Status for BS in Entrepreneurship.
“This recognition is well-deserved in as much as the direction of the university is leading towards quality assurance to deliver education at par with international standards. I know this will inspire us to work better for University of Antique”, Dr. Crespo said.
The date of validity of the accreditation for BS in Industrial Education is September 16, 2015- September 2019 and the program may apply for the conduct of the next survey visit on the second quarter of 2019.
Level I accredited programs are valid from September 16, 2015- September 15, 2018 and may apply for the next survey on the second quarter of 2018.
The Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, having garnered the grand mean of 4.23, may apply for the first survey visit within six (6) months after the preliminary survey.
“It’s difficult to get 100% passing percentage in the AACCUP accreditation but we did it. Thank you very much for the cooperation of everyone. We look forward to duplicate the same on the scheduled accreditation on December 7-11”, added Dr. Crespo.
The office of Quality Assurance and Accreditation headed by Dr. Lilian J. Farparan in coordination with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Pablo S. Crespo, Jr., and the campus administrators and deans prepare for the evaluation of 16 more programs to be conducted in December this year.
After two days of monitoring and evaluation conducted by CHED-MARINA on October 27-28, BS in Marine Transportation and BS in Marine Engineering programs of the College of Maritime Studies (CMS) showed some improvement on the non-conformities and negative observations noted last year.
C/E Jonathan Seguritan, and Ms. Ma. Christina Fleras of MARINA, and Dr. Gregorio Perez of CHED also evaluated the Enhanced Support Level Programs (ESLP) Marine Engineering and Marine Deck which were implemented only last June.
During the exit conference, the accreditors said that the construction of the maritime building, procurement of Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), and the plan to procure a simulator are noteworthy.
However, C/E Seguritan suggested some improvements on the laboratory facilities, shipboard training and assessment.
“Over-all, the result this year is way better than the result of the monitoring last year,” Dr. Crespo said.
“This evaluation is a very good exercise because it is an opportunity for us to improve”, he further added.
The CMS Dean, Capt. Geronimo L. Dolor, some CMS faculty members, the Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr., the Vice President for Administration and Finance, Dr. Ronilo A. Soriano, the Chief Administrative Officer Prof. Josephine Mercado, the deans and directors, the Budget Officer, the Accountant, and the Supplier Officer were also present during the conference.