USeP programs undergo Level III and IV Accreditation Visit anew


Seven (7) programs from USeP’s Obrero and Tagum-Mabini campuses underwent Level III and IV Online
Program Accreditation by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the
Philippines (AACCUP) from March 16 to 18, 2022.

Hosted by the Quality Assurance Division (QAD) in collaboration with the College of Business
Administration (CBA), College of Applied Economics (CAEc), College of Information and Computing (CIC),
and the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences (CARS), the visit, being the first of the scheduled
accreditation activity for the year was in line with the University’s goal of having ninety-seven percent
(97%) of undergraduate programs and eighty-one percent (81%) of graduate programs achieving
accredited status by the end of 2022.

BS in Entrepreneurship and BS in Hospitality Management of CBA, BS in Economics of CAEc, Master of
Information Technology of CIC, and BS in Agriculture (Majors: Plant Pathology and Enterprise
Management) of CARS attempted Level III accreditation, while the BS in Agricultural Engineering and BS
in Agriculture (Majors: Agronomy, Horticulture, and Animal Science) of CARS eyed for Level IV
accreditation.
The AACCUP accreditors were organized into three (3) groups led by the coordinators, namely: Dr.
Narciso Castro for Economics and Entrepreneurship programs, Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez, Jr. for Hospitality
Management and Information Technology, and Dr. Adolfo C. Manuel for Agricultural Sciences. The
members of the teams were as follows:

Team Leaders
Dr. Cristina R. Salvosa
Dr. Agnes D. Arellano
Dr. Marjorie R. Dafun
Dr. Charlotte B. Carandang
Dr. Rommel Octavius R. Nuestro
Dr. Luis O. Amano
Prof. Romil J. Tan

Members
Prof. Jerome D. Soriano
Dr. Arlene L. Remegio
Prof. Jhoan V. Paguirigan
Dr. Armando D. Vale
Dr. Gilbert Stanly D. Baylosis

Librarians
Dr. Consuelo J. Estigoy
Prof. Vilma De Guzman

During the opening meeting on March 16, University President Lourdes C. Generalao emphasized that
accreditation is in line with USeP’s aim to improve the overall performance of its graduate and
undergraduate academic programs.  Despite the challenge of conducting the accreditation online, Dr.
Generalao encouraged the concerned colleges in her speech by saying that “challenges are indicators
that we are moving forward”.

The AACCUP three-day survey visit involved checking and reviewing the narrative reports and supporting
documents, interviews, and discussion of the outcomes relevant to the programs.
The visit culminated with AACCUP accreditors’ Accreditation Impression followed by the Distribution of
Certificate for the Accreditors. In his closing speech, Mr. Henry C. Encabo, Director of the QAD,
congratulated the faculty, support staff, and management team for the success of the accreditation. He
also thanked the accreditors for their helpful insights into the continual improvement of the university’s
programs.


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