IFSU academic programs undergo AACCUP accreditation

In quest of quality and excellent education, Ifugao State University (IFSU) subjected its programs for accreditation by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities (AACCUP) via Zoom on September 28 to October 2, 2020.

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Nancy Ann P. Gonzales, who gave the Opening Remarks, welcomed the AACCUP survey team to IFSU through virtual visitation.

Dr. Gonzales pointed out that the quality of academic programs is the language of the University. “Quality is about ensuring that there are mechanisms, procedures and processes in place to ensure that the desired quality, however, defined and measured is delivered,” she mused.

Meanwhile, University President Dr. Eva Marie Codamon-Dugyon reiterated the importance of accreditation in the process of sustaining the University’s overriding goal of academic excellence.

"We have to embrace CHANGE if we aspire to have extraordinary results. We always believe that being willing to change is one of the prices we pay in order to grow because change is profitable. Change allows us to see results & reap rewards! Surely, this accreditation exercise amidst the pandemic is one giant step that will advance us (IFSU) to the next level of achievement that we all aspire for,” remarked Dr. Dugyon.

The team evaluated 10 academic programs (6 undergraduate programs and 4 graduate programs) of IFSU Lamut, Lagawe, and Potia Campuses.

The graduate programs that underwent accreditation on different levels were Master of Arts in Education and Master of Arts in Teaching majors in English and Filipino of Potia Campus; Master in Business Administration of Lagawe Campus; and Master of Science in Criminal Justice of Lamut Campus.

Meanwhile, undergraduate programs, namely: Bachelor of Science in Home Technology, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering were subjected for accreditation.

As to date, IFSU is still awaiting the results of the accreditation.