In a stride towards achieving academic excellence, the Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT) extended a warm welcome to the Regional Quality Assurance Team (RQAT) from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The RQAT’s visit aimed to conduct an onsite validation of ASCOT’s graduate programs at the ASCOT Accreditation Hall from August 23 to 25, 2023.

The program commenced with an opening address by Michelle A. Resueño, Vice President for Administration, Planning, and Finance. She expressed a heartfelt welcome to all participants, with special recognition for the RQAT team led by Dr. Roel Palo Anicas. VP Resueño elaborated on the RQAT’s mission, emphasizing its role in assessing ASCOT’s Graduate Studies program’s compliance with CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series of 2019.

Dr. Roel Palo Anicas, the RQAT Team Leader and Education Supervisor II in charge of Graduate Programs at CHED, shed light on the rigorous evaluation process employed to ensure that degree programs align seamlessly with CHED’s stringent requirements.

Meanwhile, Dr. Jay Amon, the Dean of ASCOT’s School of Graduate Studies, presented an in-depth overview of the institution’s current array of graduate programs. Dr. Amon’s presentation underscored ASCOT’s unwavering commitment to offering a diverse range of high-quality programs that are tailored to meet the evolving demands of the professional landscape.

The onsite validation marks a significant milestone in ASCOT’s ongoing pursuit of program excellence. The thorough evaluation by CHED’s RQAT, combined with ASCOT’s dedication to meeting and surpassing these standards, serves as a noteworthy example for other educational institutions striving for continuous improvement.

As the onsite validation phase concluded, ASCOT anticipated that the insights gathered from this rigorous process would serve as invaluable guidance in its ongoing efforts to enhance educational offerings and ensure they remained at the forefront of quality and innovation.