Bachelor of Science in Nursing is the first University degree program to attain Level IV Re-accredited status by the Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP). In a letter dated October 5, 2019 by the AACCUP, BS Nursing is Level IV Re-Accredited from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2023. This is the highest level in AACCUP accreditation.
According to Dr. Aurea Marie M. Sandoval, director of the Office of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Office (OQAA), having this accreditation level means BS Nursing is at par with international standards.
Meanwhile, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering achieved Level IV- Phase I accreditation.
“In Level IV-Phase I, this is where AACCUP will look over the benchmark statements that have been complied with areas one to ten in the AACCUP instrument. In Phase II, there will be five mandatory areas to prepare for which are research, extension, curriculum, planning and development, and linkages. There are requirements that have to be satisfied in the five mandatory areas so that if all of these are met, then a degree program will be Level IV Re-Accredited already,” explained Dr. Sandoval on the rigid process of reaching Level IV.
The AACCUP instrument evaluates ten areas. These are 1- mission, goals and objectives; 2- faculty; 3-curriculum and instruction; 4- students; 5- research; 6-extension and community involvement; 7- library; 8- physical Facilities; 9-laboratories; and 10- administration.//JST