By BSU UPAO - Posted on 21 November 2017

For the fifth time this year, Benguet State University subjected its programs for Level II survey from the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities (AACCUP) for four degree programs namely, Bachelor of Science in Library and Information Science (BLIS), Master of Arts in Home Economics (MAHE), Master of Arts in Technology and Home Economics (MATHE), and Master in Public Administration (MPA). A Level II survey revisit is for Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) for the Extension area was also carried out.

The program was opened by Dr. Kenneth A. Laruan, BSU Vice President for Academic Affairs as he welcomed the accreditors and introduced the University officials.

“The results of your evaluation are valuable to us simply because your expert findings are very vital in developing our degree programs,” Laruan said.

Dr. Evelyn T. Taban from Nueva Viscaya State University served as the overall coordinator of the AACCUP accreditors. The AACCUP accreditors consist of five teams, Elvis M. Estuesta from Cagayan State University is the Team Leader that surveyed BLIS; Dr. Milagros I. Cachola from the Technical University of the Philippines (TUP) is the Team Leader of the team that surveyed MAHE; Dr. Germilda A. Igloso also from TUP is the Team Leader of the team that surveyed MATHE; while Prof. Daniel A. Palmano from the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture surveyed MPA.

Dr. Evelyn T. Taban handled the revisit for BSIT.

In her general orientation, Taban said that in order to pass the accreditation, the programs must gain a grand mean rating not less than 3.5 and an area mean not less than 3.0.

On November 16, the Exit Conference and the closing program was held at the Administrative Conference Room (AdCoR). Each accreditor presented the strengths and recommendations of each degree program in the presence of the concerned deans, faculty, and other members of the Administrative Council.

Taban in her general impressions congratulated the BSU family including the Administrative Council, the faculty and staff, the food preparation team, the drivers, the encoders, and other personnel who helped in the process of the accreditation. Taban also thanked the cooperation of the accreditors

“Thank you for the reunion of old friendships and thank you for the new found friends via accreditation,” Taban said. “Our stay in this prestigious University will always stay sweet in our memory.”

BSU President Felicano G. Calora, Jr. on the other hand presented the University’s response and commitment where he mentioned that BSU has a history of subjecting its degree programs to accreditation. He added that accreditation has become part of the culture of the University.

“Part of our advocacies also is being inclusive in terms of community affairs. For so long the University has been the center, the whole paradigm is, the University is an ivory tower; but the new paradigm for education right now is basically from my perspective, would like to look at what the University can do for the community in terms of paying back what the community has done for us,” expressed Calora.

Dr. Ma. Aurea Marie Sandoval, Director of the Office of Quality Assurance and Accreditation (OQAA) thanked the accreditors for their allotting their tie in the development of the programs subjected for accreditation. Sandoval also thanked the faculty and staff that made the three-day activity a success.

“We hope you could come visit our University again, probably not as accreditors but as visitors so that you will be able to see the other places here in our University, in La Trinidad, and also in other places in Benguet,” Sandoval concludes.

The accreditation was held from November 14 to 16, 2017.//MDPenchog