Master of Science in Agribusiness Management undergoes AACCUP Level III-Phase I Survey Visit

By upao - Posted on 19 November 2018

Faculty and staff of Benguet State University (BSU) welcomed accreditors from the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. on November 6, 2018 for the Level III-Phase I Survey Visit of the degree, Master of Science in Agribusiness Management. “Accreditation is part of the systems and procedures of the University. This is actually monitoring and evaluation; this is for us to know how we do things, and for us to know where we are now with our directions especially that our vision, as a premier University is to provide quality education,” said VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Kenneth A. Laruan in the opening program.He thanked the survey team for accepting the task of being accreditors amidst the functions they have in their own universities.

The three-day survey visit looked into 10 areas which include: vision, mission, goals and objectives; faculty; curriculum and instruction; support to students; research, extension and community development; Library; physical plant and facilities; and laboratory and administration. During the opening program, Dr. Erlinda S. Jiz De Ortega, overall coordinator of the survey team committed that they will look into the best practices under the 10 areas. She said that the extension program of the degree must show its sustainability and good impacts to clientele.

“The total rating of each area must not be lower than 3.5 and in case that MS in Agribusiness will not achieve the 4.0 grand mean rating for Level III, those areas below 4.0 will be revisited,” De Ortega added. Members of the survey team were: Professor Lina C. Abogadie of Cavite State University; Dr. Mercy Grace I. Saliendra of Laguna State Polytechnic University; Professor Roy J. Garbin of Technological University of the Philippines- Taguig City; Dr. Erlinda S. Jiz de Ortega of Camarines Norte State College; and Dr. Editha R. Perey of Laguna State Polytechnic University.//Mike L. Payangdo & JSTabangcura