ASCOT OIC President, Dr. Evi Q. Fontanos together with the other College Officials, Dr. Eusebio V. Angara, Dr. Silvestre C. Escueta and Dr. Ma Luz F. Cabatan, attended the 28th AACCUP Annual National Conference that was held on February 16-18, 2015 at the Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park, Manila.
Assessing the Initial Gains of Outcomes-Based Quality Assurance Program: Response to ASEAN 2015 Quest for Quality was the theme of this year’s conference, the objectives of which include making the participants fully assessed and learned from the initial exposure with Outcomes-Based Quality Assurance, deepen the knowledge and practice of outcomes-based accreditation through exposure to national and international experts and appraise the current achievements and redirected future plans of AACCUP with 2015 as a transition year to shift from input-process focus to the evaluation of results as indicator of quality.
The event was graced by Hon. Patricia B. Licuanan, Chairperson, Commission on Higher Education and was enlivened up by the presence of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano, Chairperson, Committee on Education, Arts and Culture.
Several topics were discussed and supplemented with workshops in plenary sessions. Dr. Maria Cynthia Rose B. Bautista, CHED Commissioner talked on the Assessment of the Progress of Implementation of the CHED-sponsored Outcomes-Based Quality Assurance Framework. Dr. Rupert Sangalang, CHED Commissioner and Former AACCUP President opened the Second Day on his informative discussion on CHED Policies Affecting Institutional and Program Accreditation in SUCs. His talked focused on CHED policies that are important to both institutional and program accreditation of State Universities and Colleges. Meanwhile, the Challenges of Internal, External and Internationalization of QA: Imperatives of AACCUP Response were discussed by Dr. Manuel T. Corpus, Founding President and Executive Director of AACCUP. A Panel Discussion on Challenges and Lessons Learned from the Initial Stages of Implementation of the Outcomes-Based-Quality Assurance was also conducted, with Dr. Manuel T. Corpus as the Panel Chair.
The AACCUP General Assembly and Business Meeting and Election of 2015-2017 AACCUP Board of Trustees were also held at the conference.