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LSPU-LBC accreditation ends with 'commendable commitment to excellence and continuous improvement'

“The Level IV Phase 2 and Level III Phase 2 accreditation survey visit at the LSPU-LBC showcased commendable commitment to excellence and continuous improvement,” said Dr. Jaime M. Forbes, the accreditation coordinator for Laguna State Polytechnic University-Los Baños Campus (LSPU-LBC), May 29.

As part of the closing ceremony of the three-day accreditation, the accreditor from Bataan Peninsula State University shared his general impression and the initial findings and recommendations gathered by his team from the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, Inc., (AACCUP). 

Six academic programs of the LSPU-LBC were evaluated in areas such as curriculum and instruction, extension and community involvement, faculty development, linkages and consortia, and library. These programs were Bachelor of Elementary Education and Master of Arts in Education under Level IV Phase 2, and Bachelor of Science in Food Technology, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Science in Agri-fisheries and Business Management, and Bachelor of Science in Tourism under Level III Phase 2.

Dr. Forbes summarized the evaluation for LSPU-LBC programs through the acronyms “LSPU-MAIN” and “LSPU COPC”. 

The LSPU-MAIN acronym stands for Leadership Excellence, Service to the community, Performance of the graduates, Ubiquity in internationalization, Mastery of planning process, Administrative support, ISO certified, and Notable academic excellence. 

On the other hand, the campus was advised to improve the programs through the acronym “LSPU COPC” which stands for Leverage research excellence, Library resources and services enhancement, Strengthen impact assessment and impact study, Promote community engagement through sustainable extension services, Utilize Consortia and linkages, Optimize research allocation, Promote collaboration and partnerships, and Cooperation. 

“We always viewed this accreditation program as an essential undertaking to achieve institutional excellence, to raise academic standards and public accountability,” said Atty. Rushid Jay S. Sancon, LSPU-LBC Campus Director. He assured the commitment of the campus in the continuous pursuit and accomplishment of the recommendations by the accreditors. 

“Rest assured that we will work hand in hand to improve our academic services,” Atty. Sancon ascertained.  

Mrs. Annalyn Delfino, Quality Assurance Officer, expressed gratitude towards the people behind the activity and reinforced the university’s dedication to providing outstanding education. 

“Together, as the LSPU community, we remain steadfast in our commitment to excellence, ensuring that we continue to provide outstanding education and opportunities for all,” Mrs. Delfino said.

Meanwhile, the Director for Quality Assurance Dr. Alberto D. Yazon also thanked the AACCUP team for making the campus “heard, supported, and challenged” throughout the process. He also recognized the support and guidance of the LSPU key officials as well as the LSPU local task force headed by the respective deans of the programs evaluated. 

“Let us continue to strive for excellence and use education as a tool to create a better future for ourselves and the generations to come,” Dr. Yazon said.

Also present during the closing meeting were Faculty Regent Chester Alexis C. Buama, Siniloan Campus Director Engr. Beltran P. Pedrigal, Siniloan Campus Quality Assurance Chairperson Engr. Rommel Octavius R. Nuestro, the LSPU local task force led by the program deans and associate deans, and the team of accreditors from various State Universities and Colleges (SUCs). 

The accreditation results are expected by July 2024, following the accreditors’ board meeting in June.###