Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU) undergoes virtual Institutional Accreditation (IA) on December 1-7, 2021.
The opening meeting, held on December 1, 2021 via Zoom, included the message of the team leader and lead accreditor of the AACCUP Accrediting Team, Dr. Raul F. Muyong followed by the rationale and introduction of the AACCUP accreditation team presented by Dr. Milabel E. Ho, Executive Director of the AACCUP and Team Coordinator.
PSAU's Chief Administrative Officer, Dr. Joan C. Reyes, led the introduction of key university officials. A message was also given by Mrs. Myrna B. Lorenzo, Vice-President for Administration, Business, and Finance (VPABF), sharing her appreciation on how the IA helps ensure the quality of service that PSAU offers to its clientele.
This was followed by the introduction of the PSAU IA task force presented by Dr. Gerald M. Salas, Director of Quality Assurance. He furthered that he is most proud of the virtual campus tour created by the QA Office, which can be viewed on the PSAU IA portal, to experience the 360° panoramic view of the University--a highlight on the third day of the IA.
A briefing was done on the first day of the event. Succeeding days included the continuation of perusal of documents for various areas and interviews with the area counterparts and other stakeholders of the University.
During the exit conference/closing program held on December 6, 2021, Dr. Muyong expressed his impressions, good words and appreciation to the preparation of the University for the Institutional Accreditation despite the limitations brought about by the pandemic. He also mentioned that the recommendations of the accrediting team are ‘nutrients’ for the University to continue to grow.
Dr. Anita G. David, OIC (Officer-In-Charge) and Vice-President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), on behalf of the PSAU community, accepted the comments and recommendations and expressed the words of commitment as one PSAU. She also acknowledged that this is still the administration of Dr. Honorio M. Soriano Jr. and the success of this activity would be a reflection of his 14 years of hard work and dedication in the institution.