Saturday, September 17, 2005

AACCUP evaluates six....(continued)

These programs are part of the eight academic programs already evaluated by AACCUP. The Level II status of the Business Administration program of the CSC is also slated to be resurveyed next year. The CSC Graduate School Programs (MS, MPA and MAEd) have already earned its Level II Reaccredited status.After the Level II Reaccredited Status, a second resurvey will be conducted. Afterwhich, if the program re-evaluated passed the standards of AACCUP, it will be granted Level III Status.

Level III colleges will be accorded with benefits and privileges that include the authority to offer new courses allied to existing Level III courses, without need for prior approval provided that CHED, through the appropriate Higher Education Regional Office, is duly informed before offering such new programs. It will be also granted full administration and financial deregulation, partial curricular autonomy, authority to graduate students from accredited status without prior approval from CHED, priority in availing funding assistance for scholarships, library materials, laboratory equipment and other development activities and priority for government subsidies for faculty development.

The highest accreditation that a college can get is Level IV.

The accreditation process is being done to stimulate and accelerate the institutional growth and development of educational institutions desiring to achieve excellence, relevance and effectiveness.

AACCUP is recognized by CHED to certify the accredited status of programs offered by state colleges and universities in the country.

The accreditation of all curricular programs offered in the CSC is one of the on-going priority concerns of its President, Dr. Asuncion V. Asetre. The CSC President believes that the process of evaluating and reviewing the curricular programs and all aspects related to them by external accreditors will redound to the improvement of the CSC as an institution of higher learning, thereby assuring the quality service to its clientele. (GSR)