The curricular programs: Bachelor of Secondary Education, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education, and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education offered by the College of Teacher Education and College of Industrial Technology of Sta. Cruz, San Pablo, and Siniloan Campuses were submitted for a weeklong Level IV, Phase I accreditation conducted by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines’ (AACCUP) team of accreditors on September 3-7, 2018.
Seasoned accreditors from prestigious SUCs in the Philippines spent four days and nights scrutinizing documents thoroughly, conducting interviews with professors, parents, students and alumni, and making ocular visits not only to extension sites but to the university facilities and laboratories. The accreditors were headed by Dr. Leoncio M. Matibag, the Over-all Coordinator who was assisted by Dr. Fe S. Soriano, Dr. Fe S. Soriano, Dr. Esmen M. Cabal, Dr. Rosalinda G. Nones, Dr. Corazon M. Cudia, Dr. Leticia O. Gano, Dr. Emma C. Ventura, and Prof. Zoraida R. Bartolome for Sta Cruz Campus; Dr. Leoncio M. Matibag, Dr. Renelda P. Nacianceno, Dr. Aquilino M. Enriquez, Engr. Rey M. Basilio, Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez Jr., Dr. Mario M. Abesamis Jr. Dr. Remigio L. Obrero, Dr. Nerissa P. Batoon, Dr. Glenn M. Calaguas, Dr. Nancy F. Galban, Dr. Mario M. Abesamis, and Dr. Zenaida O. Luna for San Pablo Campus; Dr. Leoncio M. Matibag, Dr. Yolanda B. Viloria, Dr Erlinda J. Porcincula, Dr. Leonila B. Barbacena, Dr. Niño B. Corpuz, and Prof. Zoraida E. Bartolome for Siniloan Campus who performed specific tasks within the areas of their expertise/assignments.
LSPU President III, Dr. Nestor M. De Vera, extended his earnest appreciation of the efforts exerted by the LSPU family in preparation for the survey visit. In his message during the Opening Program, he reflectively recalled that he started as SUC President I and that LSPU failed in its first attempt to have its programs accredited in 1997, but it stood up and has made it with flying colors since 1999. He expressed his joys over LSPU’s accredited programs and for the University itself, having been elevated from a Level 1 State University to a Level 3 State University.
Relatively, in his speech during the opening program, Dr. Leoncio M. Matibay defined accreditation process and underscored that attaining Level 4 accredited status means having curricular programs of excellence, high quality, and prestige which are comparable with foreign universities’ programs, and assured fair and objective ratings from them. During the closing ceremonies, he explained briefly the hows of attaining Accredited Level 4 Status and verbalized his group’s commendation to: 1) the LSPU administration’s logistic, financial, technical, and moral support; 2) local task force’s assistance; and 3) the entire academic community’s participation. He ended his message with a note of gratitude to LSPU family especially to Dr. Nestor M. De Vera, the Vice Presidents: Dr. Eden C. Callo, Mr. Efren R. Dela Paz, and Dr. Corazon San Agustin, the Director for Curriculum Instruction Development & Quality Assurance, Dr. Zenaida O. Vitasa, the College of Teacher Education Dean, Dr. Florhaida V. Pamatmat, the College of Industrial and Technology Dean, Dr. Freddie S. Pinuela, other officials in attendance, and the faculty members, particularly the local counterparts of the AACCUP accreditors who spent nocturnal related preparations.
The opening and closing programs were held at the LSPU Main Campus CHMT Function Hall; while, the exit conferences were held at the Accreditation Offices of the campuses concerned i.e., San Pablo, Sta. Cruz, and Siniloan.