“Cognizant of the main goal of the Graduate School, we are here to act upon the preparations for the upcoming AACCUP accreditation ,” Dean Rebecca DC. Manalastas said to the professors given specific assignments for the said activity in November this year.
Dr. Manalastas was aided by two of the university’s senior AACCUP accreditors, Dr. Hedeliza A. Pineda, and Dr. Rey Roxas. They shared their experiences that provided models for CTU to emulate, especially that it is aiming to pass the level 3, phase 2 accreditation of five (5) degree programs. She specifically pointed out that the preparation should primarily consider an elaborate presentation of evidences to comply with AACCUP standards. “This has always been the key component to passing any accreditation requirement,” she added.
The degree programs include : Master of Arts in Education (MAEd), Master of Arts in Vocational Education (MAVED), Master in Technology Education (MTE), Master of Science in Industrial Technology (MSIT) , and Master in Public Administration (MPA).
For each program, ten (10) areas will be evaluated: Area I, VMGO; Area II, Faculty; Area III, Curriculum and Instruction; Area IV, Students; Area V, Research; Area VI, Extension and Community Involvement; Area VII, Library; Area VIII, Physical Plant and Facilities; Area IX, Laboratories; and Area X, Administration.
The Graduate School seeks to improve its delivery of services with the help of its own task force, the academics who joined the meeting on August 18. Faculty members were designated as coordinators for the five programs: Dr. Rey C. Rojas (MAED), Dr. Clemencia B. Burgos (MAVED), Dr. Paterno, Fernandez (MTE), Dr. Romarico A. Loremia (MSIT) and Dr. Edwin Andaya (MPA).
“Let’s work hand in hand, with our heart, mind and spirit, toward the attainment of our purpose.” The dean is hopeful that the outcome is positive in the interest of CTU’s stakeholders.(UPO)