PAASCU’s Vision-Mission statements are as follows:
PAASCU is the leading independent resource in the Philippines and beyond that fosters quality education among its member institutions by advancing excellence in the standards and processes of accreditation. It is a leading exponent for quality assurance in ASEAN.
PAASCU is a private, voluntary, non-profit and non-stock service organization that promotes quality education among its member institutions through accreditation. It establishes accreditation standards and evaluates institutions and programs through a peer review process. It supports, empowers and sustains the quality initiatives of its members through site visits, training, consultancy services and collaborative undertakings with national, regional and international agencies that advocate quality standards and practices. It serves the nation and beyond through its pursuit of a quality culture in education.
PAASCU has the following objectives:
To promote and integrate the efforts of institutions to elevate the standard of education in the Philippines.
To strengthen the capabilities of educational institutions for service to the nation, ASEAN and beyond.
To encourage and assist institutions to improve themselves through a culture of continuing evaluation, self-assessment and peer review.
To provide counsel and assistance to institutions for quality improvement.
To assure the public of the quality of education in accredited programs and institutions.
To assist institutions in their quest for national, regional and international recognition of their academic programs.
To collaborate with national and international agencies and organizations involved in quality assurance.
To provide training, consultancy and quality assurance services to educational institutions inside and outside the country.
PAASCU recognizes that its members have the primary responsibility for quality. The core values provide the foundation of PAASCU’s vision, mission and objectives.
Quality – The pursuit of quality education drives the vision, mission, objectives, and all the undertakings of the organization.
Leadership – Initiatives are undertaken to ensure the relevance of standards and state-of-the-art accreditation practices and innovation.
Integrity – Decisions and undertakings are based on facts, fairness and impartiality. PAASCU has clear policies on confidentiality.
Transparency – The process and the status of accreditation are transparent and visible, and are communicated clearly to stakeholders.
Accountability – PAASCU takes responsibility for judgments and decisions made.
Flexibility – Changes and modifications are considered in the development of standards and in the practice of accreditation.
Community – PAASCU and all members and their stakeholders espouse and foster a collegial environment through collaboration and networking.