September 11, 2023 | General News
SPSPS Takes a Bold Step Towards Accreditation: A Pre-Accreditation Orientation
In a significant stride towards academic excellence, the Saint Paul School of Professional Studies (SPSPS) has embarked on a journey to secure accreditation, marked by a Pre-Accreditation Orientation held at the Mary Ngo Auditorium from September 11 to 12, 2023, with Dr. Genaro V. Japos as the resource person.
The primary objective of this two-day event was to arm school officers with the essential competencies required to navigate the complex process of accreditation successfully. Accreditation is a crucial step in ensuring that institutions meet the highest standards of quality and accountability, and SPSPS is leaving no stone unturned to meet this benchmark.
The Pre-Accreditation Orientation addressed three key areas essential for accreditation readiness:
Designing Assessment Tools for Programs and Activities with Artificial Intelligence:
One of the most forward-thinking aspects of the orientation was the exploration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the assessment process. Dr. Japos delved into how AI can be harnessed to design effective assessment tools, enhancing the efficiency and accuracy of the accreditation process.
Assessment Using CMOs for Academic Programs and the Use of RQAT Forms:
Compliance with Commission on Higher Education (CHED) regulations is paramount for institutions seeking accreditation. Attendees received comprehensive insights into aligning their academic programs with CHED Memorandum Orders, as well as the proper utilization of Required Quality Assurance Team (RQAT) forms for assessment.
Establishing Readiness for Accreditation:
Dr. Japos guided participants through the crucial steps involved in preparing an institution for accreditation. This segment focused on the meticulous planning and execution necessary to ensure that SPSPS is well-prepared when the accreditation process commences.
The event was attended by eager and engaged audience of Division, Department, and Unit Heads, together with the school president, who are invested in SPSPS’s quest for accreditation. The atmosphere in the Mary Ngo Auditorium was one of anticipation and determination, as the participants recognized the significance of this endeavor for the institution and its students.
As SPSPS takes these bold steps towards accreditation, it sends a clear message to the academic community and the world that it is fully committed to providing exceptional education. The Pre-Accreditation Orientation, led by Dr. Genaro V. Japos, has equipped the school officers with the knowledge and tools necessary to embark on this important journey, reinforcing SPSPS’s mission to empower its students through quality education. The road to accreditation is paved with challenges, but SPSPS stands ready to face them, unwavering in its commitment to excellence.