As a state university accorded benefits from the government, several programs of the West Visayas State University (WVSU) subjected themselves to accreditation to avail themselves of possible funding and development assistance from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
Thus, accreditors, survey coordinators and consultants from the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. were welcomed and introduced during an opening program at the WVSU Cultural Center on Sept. 27, 2012 with the visit ending on Sept. 29, 2012.
The AACCUP will be doing a Level 1 Accreditation Survey Visit of the BS in Information Technology and BS information Systems (of the Institute of Information and Communications Technology) headed by Dr. Esteban T. Robiso as coordinator and team leader for Information Technology with Dr. Gary Ken N. Robles as the team leader for Information Systems. The other accreditors are Dr. Gregorio de la Rosa, Dr. Pierre Leo Ducusin, Dr. Edna G. Piol, Prof. Randolf Warren Gregorio Mayo II and Prof. Rosalia Soriano.
On the other hand, Dr. Gregorio de la Rosa will be the lone accreditor for the Preliminary Survey Visit of the Graduate School of the College of Education to look into the MAEd Physics and Ph.D. in Science Education (Mathematics and Biology).
“Through their recommendations and our compliance on the ten areas based on standards, there is no reason that we cannot deliver quality services to our clients through constant improvement and excellence in everything we do,” said WVSU President Pablo Subong in his welcome remarks.
According to the AACCUP Manual on Accreditation, institutions with accredited programs “enjoy priority in terms of available funding assistance from CHED for scholarships and faculty development, facilities improvement and other development programs; and they earn the right to use in their publications or advertisements the word ‘Accredited’ pursuant to CHED policies and rules.”
“Accreditation becomes our way of life. If we want to be ‘world-class’, if we want our academic programs to be globally competitive, we need to continuously improve them,” said Dr. Alona Belarga, the WVSU Director of Instruction and Quality Insurance during her closing remarks.