By: Levilyn L. Buyayo
The Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) conducted the Level IV Phase I evaluation of the Diploma in Agricultural Technology-Bachelor in Agricultural Technology (DAT-BAT) program offered at Ifugao State University (IFSU) Main Campus for Level IV on August 22-26, 2016.
It is the first among the course programs offered by the IFSU seeking for Level IV accreditation.
Under the Policy Guidelines No.9-2011, DAT-BAT was initially offered in 1991 at the Main Campus, as a two-year ladder type curriculum. On SY 2008-2009 it was revised into an “enhanced ladderized DAT-BAT curriculum”. At present, DAT-BAT program also offered in IFSU Hapao Campus, Hungduan, Ifugao.
The areas assessed by AACCUP were: 1) VMGO; 2) The Faculty; 3) Curriculum; 4) Support to Students; 5) Research; 6) Extension; 7) Library; 8) Physical Plant and Facilities; 9) Laboratories; 10) Administration.
The accreditation of curricular programs in the Philippines, particularly for state universities and colleges, is the main function of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. Under its charter, one of the functions, if not the main purpose of AACCUP, is “to develop a mechanism of and conduct the evaluation of programs and institutions.”
In a year, IFSU went through different accreditation and evaluation by AACCUP to improve and give quality services to University’s clientele.
The AACCUP Team of Accreditors were; Dr. Manuel T. Corpuz, Consultant; Dr. Luzviminda A. Rodrin, Overall Coordinator; Dr. Janet B. Quilang, Team Leader; Members;Dr. Edwin R. Ramos, Dr.Florie Gapido and Prof. Alicia C. Esquerra.
“Rest assured that we will give our 101% commitment and be ever-ready for the 2nd phase evaluation,” said Dr. Dinah Corazon M. Licyayo, Dean, College of Agriculture and Home Science.