13 Progams pass Level III Accreditation
On the 68th year of the University of Antique, the pursuit for quality education continues as 13 out of 96 programs offered by the University recently passed the Level III accreditations.
Six programs from the main campus namely Bachelor of Technical-Vocational Education, Bachelor of Science in Criminology, Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, Master in Education, Major in Educational Management, Master in Education, Major in Curriculum and Instruction, and Master in Education, Major in Vocational Technology, and seven programs offered at Tario-Lim Memorial Campus namely, Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education, Bachelor of Science in Computer Studies, Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Science in Fisheries, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology were accredited to Level III-Phase 2, a step closer to the highest level, the level 4.
“Accreditation, that’s one way of checking whether we comply with the minimum requirements set by the AACCUP (Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines Inc.), Comission on Higher Education”, Dr. Dolorosa M. Pajarillo, Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation (QuAA), when asked about why programs should undergo accreditation.
The programs were evaluated on four areas namely: instruction and extension, and two more areas chosen from among research, performance in licensure examination, faculty development, and linkages. With the threat of reversion, the continuous leveling up of programs also entails benefits such as lending prestige to accredited schools, helping in leveling of SUCs, opportunity to be selected as Center of Excellence (COEs) and Centers of Development (CODs), and ensuring quality education to both students and parents.
The University will submit 16 programs for accreditation in 2023, a combination of Levels I, II, and III, Phase 2./IAP