SorSU five (5) academic programs undergo Level III Phase 2 AACCUP Online Accreditation

Advancing its commitment toward raising the bar of quality education and continual improvement of its system, Sorsogon State University (SorSU) is currently undergoing a three-day Level III Phase 2 Online Program Accreditation for its five (5) academic programs under Bulan and Castilla Campuses by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), headed by Dr. Rolito S. Estrellado (AACCUP Overall Coordinator), from November 27-29, 2023, via hybrid mode at the SorSU Board Room (for in-person) and online through Zoom Meeting.

The five curricular offerings under evaluation include the Bachelor of Science in Accounting Information System, Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from SorSU-Bulan Campus, as well as Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from SorSU-Castilla Campus.

The three-day online program accreditation formally began with welcome remarks from SUC President III, Dr. Geraldine F. De Jesus, through a video presentation, wherein President De Jesus extended her gratitude to Dr. Rolito S. Estrellado (Overall Coordinator, AACCUP Inc. Team) for answering the call to evaluate some of the universityโ€™s programs, as well as Dr. Jenet B. Fuentes (Director, SorSU-Office of the Quality Assurance), Prof. Ma. Elena C. Demdam (Campus Director, SorSU-Bulan Campus), and Prof. Andrew F. Detera (Campus Director, SorSU-Castilla Campus) for preparing meticulously for the survey visit.

Moreover, President De Jesus also emphasized that the purpose of the accreditation survey is to strengthen the programs the university offers its students โ€” by identifying critical areas that can still be improved and developed, as well as through the constructive criticism of the survey teams.

โ€œ๐™„๐™› ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™—๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™ค๐™œ๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฏ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐˜ฝ๐™ž๐™˜๐™ค๐™ก ๐™๐™š๐™œ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ฎ, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™—๐™ง๐™ค๐™–๐™™, ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ข๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™˜๐™ช๐™ง๐™ง๐™ž๐™˜๐™ช๐™ก๐™–๐™ง ๐™ค๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ, ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™˜๐™ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™จ๐™š๐™ง๐™ซ๐™ž๐™˜๐™š๐™จ, ๐™›๐™–๐™˜๐™ช๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ฎ, ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™›๐™›, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™›๐™ง๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š ๐™™๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™–๐™ง๐™™๐™จ. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด. ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ˆ๐˜ˆ๐˜Š๐˜Š๐˜œ๐˜— ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ.โ€

Following the welcome message of President De Jesus was the ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜’๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด & ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜๐˜— by Dr. Leny D. Berdin (Chief Administrative Officer V), Dr. Jhonner D. Ricafort (Vice President for Academic Affairs), and Dr. Ryan V. Dio (Vice President for Research, Extension, and Training), respectively. Meanwhile, the ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด & ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฌ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ were provided by Prof. Ma. Elena C. Demdam (CD, Bulan Campus) and Prof. Andrew F. Detera (CD, Castilla Campus).

Meanwhile, Dr. Rolito S. Estrellado (Overall Coordinator, AACCUP Inc. Team), from Siquijor State College, discussed the ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜—๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜–๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ of the event as well as the ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ˆ๐˜ˆ๐˜Š๐˜Š๐˜œ๐˜—, which is composed of Dr. Mary Chris A. Austria (AACCUP Team Leader) and Prof. Joel D. Canlas (AACCUP Lead Accreditor) for BS in Accounting Information System; Dr. Marilou P. Pascual (AACCUP Team Leader) and Dr. Arjhel V. Domingo (AACCUP Lead Accreditor) for BS in Entrepreneurship; Dr. Gary Ken N. Robles (AACCUP Team Leader) and Prof. Joselito A. Totaan (AACCUP Lead Accreditor) for the BS in Information Systems; and Dr. Peter R. Rabanal (AACCUP Team Leader) and Dr. Menchie A. Dela Cruz (AACCUP Lead Accreditor) for the BS in Information Technology; Dr. Pretty Lay T. Abdala (AACCUP Lead Accreditor) for Library; Dr. Manuel D. Gacutan (AACCUP Team Leader) and Dr. Deejay M. Lumanao (AACCUP Lead Accreditor) for the BS in Agriculture Program of Castilla Campus.

Subsequently, the ๐˜–๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ took place after the opening program. The three-day program accreditation consists of ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜˜&๐˜ˆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ and ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด, as well as ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ.

In attendance during the opening program at the SorSU Board Room were Dr. Jenet B. Fuentes (Director, Quality Assurance); Dr. Errol G. De Castro (Head, Program and Institutional Accreditation); Dr. Catherine A. De Castro (Director, Planning Management); and SorSU-Quality Assurance Office Personnel, Mr. Michael G. Gallon and Mr. Daniel T. Llanera. (SorSU PIO)