THE PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY (PSU) once again subjected itself to the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) accreditation in four of its campuses including Bayambang, Lingayen, Sta. Maria and Urdaneta.
Led by Professor Nestor C. Competente of the Rizal Technological University, 29 accreditors conducted document analyses and evaluation to the programs of: Bayambang Campus (Bachelor in Public Administration and BS in Business Administration; Sta. Maria Campus (Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education, BS in Agribusiness Management and BS in Agricultural Engineering); Lingayen Campus (BS in Mathematics, Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education); and Urdaneta City Campus (BS in Architecture) after the opening program at the Convention Hall.
Said accreditation is the second survey visit conducted by the AACCUP Inc. in PSU for this academic year 2017-2018 following the successful visit last May, 2018 where nine programs were evaluated.
On the following day, accreditors proceeded to their assigned campuses to conduct site visit or campus tour to further verify and gather more relevant information as well as interview key informants.
The accreditation ended through a simultaneous Exit Conferences by Campus and General Closing Program at Lingayen Campus whereby accreditors enumerated the strengths and areas needing improvement.
Areas that had been assessed were: Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives; Faculty; Curriculum; and Instruction; Support to Students; Research; Extension and Community Involvement; Library; Physical Plants and Facilities; Laboratories; and Administration.
AACCUP accreditation is one of the quality assurance mechanisms which supports the University’s desire to improve in all its program offering along the areas visited.
Engineer Marilou Fernandez, Chair of ME Department, confidently answers the queries of an AACUPP accreditor
Indeed, sense of fulfillment fills the air in the Mechanical Engineering department.
The Mechanical Engineering Department passed the second level accreditation held last December 6-8, 2016.
The accreditation was conducted by Accrediting Agency of the Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. The accrediting body looked into different areas, such as mission and vision, faculty curriculum and instruction, support to student’s research, extension, library, physical plant and facilities, laboratories, and administration.
The tremendous effort put forth in the preparation of documents and facilities paid off, as the department was granted Level II re-accredited status.
ME Department was able to meet the requirements to be accorded the level 2 status, as it has obtained 3.50 grand mean. To qualify for level 2 status, the department should meet a minimum area mean of 3.00. Having garnered more than what is required, the ME Department is proud to be given “very good” descriptive rating.
The above-mentioned rating reflects the concerted effort of the ME faculty headed by Engineer Marilou Fernandez, under the deanship of very able Engineer Resurreccion V. Garrote, Dean of College of Engineering and Architecture.
The Pangasinan State University – Urdaneta Campus has once again proved its excellence and exemplarity by ranking 5th among the top performing schools in the November 2016 Civil Engineering Licensure Examination.
In just two working days after the last day of examination, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that 534 out of 918 passed the Civil Engineer Licensure Examination, 48 of which were from the PSU-Urdaneta Campus. Garnering an 85.71% passing rate, Urdaneta Campus was placed among the top universities in the Philippines like the University of the Philippines – Diliman, and the University of Santo Tomas.
PSU-Urdaneta started as an offshoot of Asingan Campus. It was originally established as a satellite of the said campus before it assumed the status of a full-fledged campus.
In 1981, Asingan Campus offered additional degree programs in Engineering and Architecture. Phenomenal increase in enrolment ensued. This necessitated the establishment of Urdaneta satellite in order to accommodate the growing number of students in the following years. In view of this, Dr. Asanion, who was the Dean of Asingan Campus during that time, initiated the establishment of satellite campus in the City of Urdaneta. The plan materialized with the cooperation of then Mayor Amadeo Perez Jr. and other concerned government agencies.