About PAASCU


PAASCU stands for Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities. It is a private, voluntary, non-profit and non- stock corporation which was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 5, 1957.

PAASCU is a service organization that accredits academic programs which meet standards of quality education. In November 1967, the Bureau of Education and Culture (now the Department of Education) officially recognized PAASCU and endorsed its work as an accrediting agency. PAASCU is also one of the three founding members of the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP), which was established in 1977 and is authorized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to certify the levels of accredited programs for the purpose of granting progressive deregulation and other benefits.

PAASCU has been a full member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). As of 2005, INQAAHE is composed of 150 accrediting agencies coming from over 60 different countries. These agencies have also created regional networks, one of which is the Asia-PAcific Quality Network (APQN), with PAASCU being one of its active members.

PAASCU also has linkages with the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is a private, nonprofit national organization that coordinates accreditation activity in the United States, as well as with the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), which is based in Washington, D.C.

PAASCU Organization


PAASCU is governed by a 15-person Board of Directors elected at large by members during the annual General Assembly. It has seven Commissions with five to seven members each to perform its mandate. These are the Commissions on Graduate Education, Medical Education, Engineering Education, Tertiary Education, Integrated Basic Education, Secondary Education and Elementary Education. The Commission members are recommended during the General Assembly and appointed by the Board.

The Commissions plan and initiate projects for each level, revise survey instruments, and train accreditors and team chairs. Moreover, they review the reports of the survey teams before these are submitted to the Board. PAASCU’s day to day operations are handled by a Secretariat which is headed by the Executive Director. The Secretariat takes care of the logistics of the survey visits, invites accreditors, prepares reports and forms, and implements the projects of the Commissions.

Over a thousand volunteer accreditors from all over the country visit the institutions in accreditation team of six (6) to twelve (12) members depending on the number of programs being accredited.

Vision

PAASCU is the leading, independent, professional association in the Philippines and beyond that fosters quality education through voluntary accreditation. It is a leading advocate for quality assurance in ASEAN.


Mission

PAASCU is a private, non-profit and non-stock corporation that serves  its member institutions  and   advocates quality education through voluntary accreditation.  It  is committed to :

1.  Promote member institutions’ implementation of their vision, mission, and goals, achievement of minimum standards and evidenced excellence based on learning outcomes, and responsiveness to stakeholders.

2.  Use a  developmental approach to  support, empower, and sustain  the continuous improvement and innovation initiatives of its member institutions through self-assessment and site visits of member schools, training, research, consultancy services and collaborative undertakings with local and international partners.

3.  Serve the national and global communities through its pursuit of a culture of excellence in education.


Objectives

PAASCU has the following objectives:

To encourage and assist member institutions to continually improve themselves through a culture of on-going and cyclical evaluation, self-assessment and peer review for quality improvement .

To assure local and international stakeholders of the quality of education in accredited programs and institutions.

To strengthen the capabilities of educational institutions for service to the nation, ASEAN and beyond.

To promote and integrate the efforts of member institutions to elevate the standard of education in the Philippines.

To assist member institutions and their graduates, 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, research, consultancy and quality assurance services to educational institutions and other agencies/organizations inside and outside the country.

To ensure the growth and sustainability of the association through research and the periodic updating of accreditation processes.

To provide regular capability building of staff and accreditors.

To utilize appropriate and updated technology in the operation of PAASCU.

PAASCU recognizes that its members have the primary responsibility for quality.  The core values provide the foundation of PAASCU’s vision, mission and objectives.


Core Values

Quality.  The pursuit of quality education drives the vision-mission, objectives and all the undertakings of the association.  The pursuit of quality is a continuing and cyclical process.

Leadership.  Initiatives are undertaken to ensure the relevance of standards, appropriateness of accreditation practices  and innovativeness.

Integrity.  Decisions and undertakings are based on facts, fairness and impartiality.  PAASCU has clear policies on confidentiality and conflicts of interest.

Compassion.  PAASCU is rigorous and objective, developmental and compassionate.

Transparency.  The processes, internal and external, are transparent and accreditation status is clear , and are duly communicated to stakeholders.

Accountability.  PAASCU takes responsibility for judgments and decisions made.

Flexibility.  Changes and modifications are considered in the development of standards and instruments  in the practice of accreditation.

Community.  PAASCU, its member institutions and their stakeholders, espouse and foster a collegial environment through collaboration and networking.

PAASCU BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2020


PRESIDENT

FR. JOEL E. TABORA, SJ
(President)

Ateneo de Davao University

Davao City 



VICE PRESIDENT

SR. MA. MARISSA R. VIRI, RVM
(President)

University of the Immaculate Conception

Davao City 



CORPORATE SECRETARY


SR. MERCEDITAS O. ANG, SPC

(President)

St. Paul University Philippines

Tuguegarao City 



TREASURER

SR. JOSEFINA F. NEBRES, ICM

(Directress)

St. Theresa’s College

Quezon City


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DR. RAMON L. ARCADIO

(Professor Emeritus)

University of the Philippines Manila

P. Gil St., Manila


MR. MARC V. HERNANDEZ

(Board Member)

St. Mary’s College

Quezon City


FR. ANTONIO S. SAMSON, SJ

(Vice Chair of the Board)

Ateneo de Cebu

Mandaue City, Cebu


FR. JOHN CHRISTIAN U. YOUNG

(President)

Father Saturnino Urios University

Butuan City


DR. AURORA F. BAUZON

(Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery)

University of Santo Tomas

España, Manila


BR. EDMUNDO FERNANDEZ, FSC

(President)

De La Salle College of Saint Benilde/La Salle Green Hills

Taft Avenue, Manila/Green Hills, San Juan City


FR. GILBERT SALES, CICM

(President)

Saint Louis University

Baguio City


DR. CARMELITA I. QUEBENGCO

(Chancellor Emeritus)

De La Salle University

Taft Avenue, Manila


DR. MARIA CELESTE T. GONZALEZ

(Associate Professor)

Ateneo de Manila University

Quezon City


MS. RHODORA ANGELA FERNANDEZ-FERRER

(Executive Director)

Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC)

Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City


DR. MARIA LUZ C. VILCHES 

(Vice President)

Ateneo de Manila University

Quezon City


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MR. RICARDO R. PALO

(Executive Director)

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COMMISSION MEMBERS 

Philippine Accrediting 

Association of Schools,

College and Universities


COMMISSION ON ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
2020


CHAIR: MR. MARC V. HERNANDEZ

(Board Member)

St. Mary’s Academy of Quezon City

Quezon City


VICE-CHAIR: MR. JOSE RAMELLE E. JAVIER

(Grade School Principal)

La Salle Green Hills

Mandaluyong City


SECRETARY: MR. RODELIO T. SANTOS

(Quality Assurance Officer)

Claret School of Quezon City

Quezon City


SR. TERESITA C. BABARAN

(President)

St. Joseph’s College of Quezon City

Quezon City


MS. MARIE GERALDINE M. BUGAY

(PAASCU Chair, Basic Education Department)

Saint Pedro Poveda College

EDSA, Quezon City


MS. JANE C. CACACHO

(Grade School Principal)

Xavier School

San Juan City


MS. MA. CONCEPCION M. FRANCO

(Academic Coordinator)

Grade School Department

St. Theresa’s College, Quezon City


MR. ALEJANDRO P. PABLICO

(Grade School Principal)

Saint Louis University-Laboratory Elementary School

Baguio City


DR. AMELIA G. RONQUILLO

(Directress for Academic Affairs)

Colegio San Agustin

Makati City



COMMISSION ON SECONDARY EDUCATION

2020


CHAIR: DR. CARMELA C. ORACION

(Director, Ateneo Center for Educational Development)

Ateneo de Manila University

Quezon City


VICE CHAIR: MRS. AMY C. GALANG

(Curriculum, Educational Networking and Research)

La Salle Green Hills

Mandaluyong City


SECRETARY: MS. ANA MARIA U. HERNANDEZ

(Asst. Principal)

St. Paul College-Pasig

Pasig City


MS. EVELYN B. ANGELES

(Board Member/Former Principal)

Claret School of Quezon City

Quezon City


MRS. DEBRA L. LIAMZON

(High School Principal)

Immaculate Conception Academy

San Juan City


MR. MANUEL M. MALLARI

(Principal)

St. Mary’s Academy of Sta. Ana

Sta. Ana, Manila


SR. JOSEFINA F. NEBRES, ICM

(Directress)

St. Theresa’s College

Quezon City


BR. NIÑO M. PIZARRO, FMS

(President)

Marist School

Marikina City



COMMISSION ON BASIC EDUCATION

2020


CHAIR: DR. CYNTHIA C. ARCADIO

(Board Member)

Good Shepherd Cathedral School

Fairview, Quezon City


VICE-CHAIR: DR. MA. TERESA C. BAYLE

(Assistant Directress)

St. Theresa’s College

Quezon City


SECRETARY: MS. MARY ANN T. EALA

(Director for Professional Development,

Instructional Coaching and Quality Assurance)

Assumption College

Makati City


DR. JESSE M. BALINAS

(Faculty)

Angeles University Foundation-

Integrated School

Angeles City


MR. CLIFFORD P. ESTEBAN

(Basic Education Principal)

St. Joseph’s College of Quezon City

Quezon City


SR. ANGELES D. ILAGAN, SPC

(Directress/Principal)

St. Paul College Bocaue

Bocaue, Bulacan


SR. MICHAELA M. MANALANG, OSB

(President)

St. Scholastica's College Tacloban

Palo, Leyte


 

COMMISSION ON TERTIARY EDUCATION

2020


CHAIR: PROF. LEONIDA AFRICA

(Academic Consultant & Member, Board of Trustees)

Asia Pacific College

Magallanes, Makati City


VICE-CHAIR: DR. CHRISTIAN BRYAN S. BUSTAMANTE

(Dean, College of Arts and Sciences)

San Beda University

Mendiola, Manila


SECRETARY: SR. CAROLINE S. CAPILI, OP

(President)

Siena College of Taytay

Taytay, Rizal


DR. MOISES ALEXANDER T. ASUNCION

(Vice President for Academic Affairs)

Saint Mary’s University

Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya


DR. MA. ENCARNACION A. DYCHANGCO

(Vice President for Academic Services)

St. Paul University Manila

Malate, Manila


DR. LINDA FLOR B. GIL

(Former Vice President for Administration)

St. Scholastica’s College

Manila


FR. GENEROUS P. GONESTO, OSA

(Human Resource Director)

Colegio San Agustin-Biñan

Biñan City, Laguna


DR. RODRIGO F. PONCE, JR.

(Head, Accreditation Planning and Development)

San Sebastian College-Recoletos

Recto, Manila


MR. GERONIO G. ULAYAO

(Vice Chancellor for Academics/Former Dean, School of SHRIM)

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

Taft Avenue, Manila



COMMISSION ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

2020


CHAIR: DR. NELSON MARCOS

(Vice Dean, College of Computer Studies)

De La Salle University

Taft Avenue, Manila


VICE CHAIR: SR. MARIVIC A. GALAMAY, SFIC

(President)

St. Joseph’s College of Rodriguez

Rodriguez, Rizal


SECRETARY: MS. ROSSANA T. ADAO

(Senior Director of Computer Studies/Information Technology Education)

FEU-Institute of Technology

Sampaloc, Manila


ENGR. MIA V. ELEAZAR

(Faculty, IT Automation Division Department of Information Technology Institute of Information and Computing Sciences)

University of Santo Tomas

España, Manila


DR. GILBERT TUMIBAY

(Former Dean, College of Computer Studies)

Angeles University Foundation

Angeles City, Pampanga


DR. ELMER T. HARO 

Dean, College of Information Technology

University of Negros Occidental - Recoletos 

Bacolod City


DR. MARIA TERESA S. SALTA

Former Dean, College of Information and Communications Technology

Holy Angel University

Angeles City



COMMISSION ON ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE

2020


CHAIR: DR. ROSEMARY R. SEVA

(Full Professor, IE Department)

De La Salle University

Taft Avenue, Manila


VICE CHAIR: ENGR. CARLITO M. GUTIERREZ

(Dean, College of Engineering and Information Technology)

Colegio de San Juan de Letran

Intramuros, Manila


SECRETARY: DR. CYNTHIA L. POSADAS

(Dean, School of Engineering and Architecture)

Saint Louis University

Baguio City


DR. MANUEL C. BELINO

(Dean, College of Engineering)

FEU-Institute of Technology

Sampaloc, Manila


ENGR. JOSE RIZALDY DE ARMAS

(Dean, College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology)

De La Salle University-Dasmariñas

Dasmariñas City, Cavite


DR. TERESITA T. REYES

(Dean, School of Engineering & Architecture)

Saint Mary’s University

Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya


ENGR. EINSTEIN D. YONG

(Associate Professor, School of Engineering)

Asia Pacific College

Magallanes, Makati City



COMMISSION ON GRADUATE EDUCATION

2020


CHAIR: DR. CECILE B. GUTIERREZ

(Core Faculty)

Southeast Asian Interdisciplinary

Development Institute

Antipolo City


VICE CHAIR: DR. ALFREDO C. FABAY

(Vice President for Higher Education)

Ateneo de Naga University

Naga City


SECRETARY: DR. FELINA B. YOUNG

(Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs)

Philippine Women’s University

Taft Avenue, Manila


DR. ARCHIMEDES T. DAVID

(Vice President for Academic Affairs)

Angeles University Foundation

Angeles City, Pampanga


DR. BRIAN C. GOZUN

(Dean, Ramon V. del Rosario)

College of Business

De La Salle University

Taft Avenue, Manila


SR. HELEN MALUBAY, SPC

(Vice President for Academics)

St. Paul University Quezon City

Quezon City


DR. MA. LUISA T. UAYAN

(Dean, College of Nursing)

Our Lady of Fatima University

Valenzuela City


COMMISSION ON BASIC MEDICAL EDUCATION

2020


CHAIR: DR. RAMON L. ARCADIO

(Professor Emeritus)

University of the Philippines Manila

P. Gil Street, Manila


VICE CHAIR: DR. AURORA F. BAUZON

(Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery)

University of Santo Tomas

España, Manila


DR. ISIDRO C. SIA

(Professor, Department of Pharmacology)

College of Medicine

University of the Philippines Manila

P. Gil. Street, Manila


DR. REMEDIOS D. CHAN

(Professor of Pediatrics)

University of Santo Tomas

España, Manila


DR. LIBERATO C. DELA ROSA

(Professor Emeritus)

Far Eastern University-Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, Inc.

West Fairview, Quezon City


DR. JOHN ANTHONY A. DOMANTAY

(Dean, School of Medicine)

Saint Louis University

Baguio City


DR. DINA C. GONZALES

(Professor, College of Medicine)

De La Salle – Health Sciences Institute

Dasmariñas City, Cavite


DR. ZORAYDA E. LEOPANDO

(Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine)

University of the Philippines Manila

Manila


DR. REYNALDO A. OLAZO

(Dean, College of Medicine)

Our Lady of Fatima University

Valenzuela City


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