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Quality Assurance And Accreditation Of Batangas State University, Philippines

Volume 2 - Issue 12, December 2018 Edition
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Author(s)
Michael A. Aloria
Keywords
accreditation process, continuous quality improvement, global mobility, international academic standards, quality assurance.
Abstract
In recent years, quality assurance and accreditation have become a critical focus of most colleges and universities in the Philippines to determine whether or not the educational delivery system and program meets specified standard of educational quality. There are several legal bases issued by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), which articulate the quality assurance policies and requirements for higher education institutions. Specifically, Batangas State University seriously considered the accreditation process as an effective tool to improve its engineering programs to make it more responsive and comparable with other international universities. Quality assurance through its continuous quality improvement initiatives provides a strategic direction for the University in attaining its quality outcomes in terms of curriculum, teaching and learning, human resource, research, instructional infrastructures and importantly its graduate mobility. Hence, this paper attempted to share the quality assurance and accreditation experiences of Batangas State University, its implications and responsiveness to the challenges of the world class educational institutions. This covered the discussion of the various accrediting bodies being considered by the University, the accreditation processes and criteria used in the assessment and evaluation of the engineering programs. Various accreditation activities have been done by the University to continuously respond to the emerging global demands and standards on engineering education. As such, the management provides utmost support to comply with the accreditation requirements, which includes human, financial and physical resources. This study mainly focused on the accreditation processes and experiences of the two engineering programs of the University namely Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum engineering on various accrediting bodies that took place to enhance and ensure the quality of the programs. Results of various accreditation activities conducted by external accrediting bodies were presented, and identified the benefits gained from such accreditations.
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