11 MSU-GSC Programs Accredited by AACCUP

by Rodel A. Mohamad

11 MSU-GSC Programs Accredited by AACCUP

In the Accreditation Survey Visit conducted by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc., on October 21 – 24, 2019, nine (9) programs were subjected to Level II Accreditation Visit while two (2) programs were subjected to Level I Accreditation Visit. This is in line with the thrust of Mindanao State University – General Santos (MSU-GSC) to embrace the challenges of internationalization and internalization of quality assurance system in order to enhance its ability to fulfill its constitutional mandate to provide quality education.

Sixteen (16) AACCUP Accreditors from different State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in Mindanao were welcomed by Dr. Anshari P. Ali, MSU-GSC Chancellor, Dr. Mishell D. Lawas, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, along with the faculty and staff during the opening program of AACCUP Accreditation Survey Visit on October 21, 2019 at the New Library AVR, MSU-GSC. The four-day assessment took place in the Working Area of the Quality Assurance Management Services Office (QuAMSO) 2/F, Y-Building, MSU-GSC. It was actively participated by the faculty from College of Agriculture, College of Engineering, College of Fisheries, Graduate School, and Islamic Studies Department as well as the staff from various offices of MSU-GSC. An ocular inspection in the whole university was also done during the said assessment.

On November 4, 2019, Dr. Manuel T. Corpus, President and Executive Director of the AACCUP, awarded Level II Re-accredited status to four (4) programs of the College of Engineering, namely BS in Civil Engineering, BS in Mechanical Engineering, BS in Electrical Engineering, and BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering. The same award was conferred to three (3) programs of the College of Agriculture, namely BS in Agriculture (Majors: Animal Science & Agronomy), BS in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and BS in Agricultural Business Management. In addition, the BS in Fisheries program of the College of Fisheries and AB in Islamic Studies program of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities were also conferred with the Level II Re-accredited status.

In addition, Level I Accreditation status has been awarded to Master in Public Administration program of the Graduate School Studies and BS in Accountancy program of the College of Business Administration and Accountancy.

The result of the survey visit highly favored the hard work and effort of the university administration as the accreditors pointed out strengths highlighting the robust professionalism and high qualifications of the deans, department chairpersons, faculty and staff. The academic and scholarship programs offered by the university were commended for being substantial to the holistic development of the students. The university institutional buildings such as the library, lecture halls, general education laboratories, residence halls, and student centers were also praised for their good maintenance and orderliness. Moreover, the accreditors also acclaimed the research results of the university being published in national and international journals.

Currently, the Mindanao State University – General Santos has a total of 90% Level II Accredited Programs and 10% Level I Accredited Programs. Six (6) programs, namely Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education, BS in Biology, BS in Mathematics, BS in Information Technology, and Bachelor of Arts in Filipino are now gearing up for Level III Accreditation scheduled in the next academic year.

MSU General Santos City Newsletter year 2020


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