The on-going AACCUP accreditation has been intense and hard for the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College during the past days.
According to Dr. Gina Lacaben, one of the overall coordinators of the task force on the accreditation, it is the first time of the College to incorporate the new instrument also known as the Outcome Based Survey Instrument in its accreditation. Compared to the old instrument used where the accreditors only look for the Self Survey reports, the new instrument now demands also for the Program Performance Profile and the Compliance reports on recommendations of the last visit from the college. MPSPC is still adjusting on this new method and it is a great challenge for the task force to fill in and provide all the documents needed for the new instrument.
The Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. accreditors take time to pose with the MPSPC AACCUP Accreditation Taskforce. | Photo by MIS Unit
She said that the accreditors are giving great suggestions for the improvement of every accreditation areas but as of now, results were yet to be finalized. The results of the accreditation will still be finalized at the exit conference and will undergo process that usually takes three to four months before it will be sent to the College again for its compliance.
She said that the accreditation program should not be taken for granted because it is not just a just-just. It requires great amount of preparation from the College and strength and skills from the taskforce who assist and answers to the queries of the accreditors.
She pointed out that timely preparation is the greatest key in the success of any accreditation program. It is a lesson all should put in mind for the next accreditation programs of the College in the future.
Next year, five programs from Bontoc Campus and five programs from Tadian Campus will have to prepare for the accreditation program. Bachelor in Elementary Education and Bachelor in Secondary Education will be accredited for Level 4 phase 1, Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Bachelor of Science in Office Administration for Level 3 and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science for Level 2.
For Tadian Campus, the Bachelor in Elementary Education and Bachelor in Secondary Education will also be accredited for Level 4 phase 1, Bachelor of Science in Agroforestry, Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering will also be accredited for Level 3.