PUP undergoes online AACCUP accreditation for six academic programs

Melanie Jimenez, News, Communication Management Office

From July 5 to July 9, 2021, the Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) surveyed six academic programs of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Highly regarded accreditors from various state universities and colleges evaluated the following programs: Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED), Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED), Master of Science in Mathematics Education (MSME), and Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) under the College of Education. Along with CoEd, PUP-Graduate School (PUP-GS) was surveyed for the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) and Master of Arts in Filipino (MAF) programs. 

During the exit conference on July 9, team leaders expressed their appreciation for the accredited programs and congratulated the local task force. 

“Truly, this five-day accreditation has provided us with the opportunity to see how the university has grown to what it is now. At this point, we would like to congratulate all of you on a job well done, as well as the commitment, dedication, and desire you have shown to lead the university to greater heights through this endeavor and to continue to work toward quality service and excellent education,” Dr. Marie Aurea Sandoval, AACCUP's overall team leader, stated. 

Dr. Minna Comuyog, Dean of the CoEd, also expressed her gratitude and commendation to all who worked hard and contributed to the accreditation week, and she requested more support for the next accreditation.  

“This accreditation journey is full of highs and lows brought about by our strong desires to provide the best academic standards possible for our students. Hindi sapat ang salitang salamat, this process is a test of one’s character. I thank God for the gift of each one of you. As a unit, we are team COED, and we shall continue to be responsive, transformative, and global—the home of empowered educators,” she said.

Dr. Sanjay Claudio, Director of the University Quality Assurance Center (QAC), also expressed his appreciation to the participating colleges. 

“In accreditation, we always need to make our contributions greater than rewards. At the end of the day, no one is truly prepared for any accreditation visit, siguradong may kulang, and we appreciate your coaching and mentoring. Baunin po ninyo ang aming pasasalamat at pagpupugay sa inyong pakikibahagi para sa pagunlad ng ating dakilang pamantasan.” 

This year, nine programs from the College of Education's graduate and undergraduate programs have to undergo accreditation. In November, the following CoEd programs will be evaluated for a Level 4 visit: Doctor of Educational Management (DEM), Master of Educational Management (MEM), Master of Arts in English Language Teaching (MAELT), and Bachelor of Business Teacher Education (BBTE).

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