CHEDRO commends BSU’s will on ISA

By upao - Posted on 20 May 2019


“This is a history to be told ,” described CHED-CAR OIC-Director Dr. Ma. Geraldine F. Casipit regarding the CHED Regional Office Orientation and Workshop on Institutional Sustainability Assessment (ISA) for Benguet State University on April 23, 2019.

Casipit said that Benguet State University will be the first State University in the region to undergo Institutional Sustainability Assessment under the Commission on Higher Education.

Dr. Carlito P. Laurean, VP for Research and Extension remarked that it is time for BSU to go beyond and to be recognized at least as one of the top 500 universities in the ASEAN region.

We need to do something about our programs and this activity is one of those that will lead us to attaining the vision of BSU. So, there is an endeavor for us to provide all the necessary strategies so that this goal would be possible ,” Dr. Laurean asserted.

Meanwhile, Dr. Jimmy G. Catanes, Planning Officer of CHED-CAR mentioned in his presentation that ASEAN quality network has two external quality assessment; SUC leveling and ISA which is voluntary. This will help develop the capability of the University to be part of the QS ranking, an annual publication of university rankings which comprises the global overall and subject rankings.

We appreciate that you are moving towards that direction (pertaining to the Universitys vision) and you are going to utilize ISA as your stepping stone towards an ASEAN ranking or QS world ranking ,”said Catanes.

Catanes further presented that ISA is a quality assurance process that assesses the institutional sustainability in five key result areas: (a) governance and management, (b) quality of teaching and learning, (c)quality of professional exposure, research, and creative work/innovation, (d) support for students, and (e) relations with the community.
Dr. Aurea Marie M. Sandoval, Director of the Office of Quality Assurance and Accreditation together with the members of the university task force will be working together towards the goal of the University to be an ISA.

“We have already passed the ISO (9001:2015) and as a research university…. we consider these as our strong points to look forward for a positive result but we still have to look on proper implementation of the universitys policies and guidelines,” Sandoval expressed. //DSEmok