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BS ChE, DVM are now AUN-QA-certified

The BS Chemical Engineering (BS ChE) and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree programs of UPLB have received certification as accredited programs under the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN-QA). This brings the number of degree programs in UPLB that have received AUN-QA certification to seven. More details about this from the UPLB main website.(January 7, 2021)

Congratulations BSChE and DVM!

Congratulations to our two degree programs - BS. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING and DOCTOR OF VETERINARY MEDICINE for passing the AUN-QA Remote Assessment last 26-30 October2020!

AUN-QA concludes chem eng’g, vetmed assessment

The five-day ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance Programme Assessment for UPLB’s BS Chemical Engineering (BS ChE) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs were concluded by a closing program last Oct. 30. Preliminary findings were mentioned which includes the strengths and areas of improvement of the programs. More details about this from the UPLB main website.(November 3, 2020)

AUN-QA begins assessment process for chem eng’g, vetmed

The week-long ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) programme assessment process for BS Chemical Engineering (BS ChE) of CEAT, and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) of CVM began last October 26. More details about this from the UPLB main website.(October 28, 2020)

184th AUN-QA Assessment Opening Program Kicks off Despite Typhoon Quinta

Chancellor FC Sanchez Jr. Chief Assessor Prof. Dr. Yahaya Md. Sam
Top L-R: Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez Jr, UPLB Chancellor; and Prof. Dr. Yahaya Md. Sam, AUN-QA Chief Assessor. Bottom: Gallery shot of some of the delegates and attendees of the opening program.

Despite the threats of Typhoon Quinta, the Opening Program for the 184th Asian University Network - Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) Assessment (Remote/On-line) of two UPLB degree programs, namely: B.S. Chemical Engineering (BS ChE) and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVetMed), kicked off successfully on October 26, 2020 (Monday) at 9:00 AM.

UPLB Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. gave the welcome remarks, while Prof. Dr. Yahaya Md. Sam, the AUN-QA Chief Assessor, gave the opening remarks. Prof./Dr. Yahaya mentioned the challenges and opportunities of assessment during the pandemic. The AUN-QA assessors for B.S. ChE are Prof. Dr. Yahaya from Malaysia and Asst. Prof. Dr. Kageeporn Wongpreedee from Thailand; while for the DVetMed, the assessors are Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ngo Van Thuyen from Vietnam and Dr. Porngarm Virutamasen from Thailand. With them are the members of the AUN-QA Secretariat, Mr. Chawanvit Panprasert (Programme Officer) and Ms. Tarida Dalai (Assessment Officer).

The opening program was attended by Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti (AUN Executive Director), Dr. Cynthia Rose B. Bautista (U.P. Vice President for Academic Affairs), Dr. Alyssa M. Peleo-Alampay (Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Quality Officer), UPLB administrators, deans, QA Coordinators of various colleges, and the SAR (Self-Assessment Review) team members from the College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology (CEAT) and the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). The program ended with a photo session and a breakout session for Day 1 of the assessment. (RNC Recario and NM Cadiz / Oct 26, 2020)

BSChE and DVM to undergo AUN-QA Assessment

UPLB's Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSChE) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) will undergo AUN-QA Assessment this October 26-30, 2020 via online/remote site visits. You can read related articles from UP iAADS+ and AUN. (Sept. 27, 2020)

CPAf QA Coordinator joins the 2020-2021 ASEAN Train Internal Quality Assurance (TrainIQA) Training Workshop


Rhea L Gumasing, Assistant Professor, CPAf, UPLB

Rhea L. Gumasing, the CPAf QA Coordinator has been accepted into the 3rd cohort of the 2020-2021 ASEAN Train Internal Quality Assurance training program being conducted by University of Potsdam. Her participation has been fully supported by Dr. Nina Cadiz, Director of the UPLB- Academic Assessment and Development Unit (AADU) and was able to secure funding partly from DAAD and UPLB. This training started on Sept. 14, 2020 and will end in October 2021, following a blended mode of learning. The onboarding sessions and workshop with the cohorts’ Leadership commenced remotely using Microsoft Teams this September and October 2020. The output of the sessions is a joint project of Ms. Gumasing with the UPLB Graduate School and AADU. The project is a Satisfaction Survey among active graduate students which aims to put in place a feedback mechanism to determine the strengths of UPLB Graduate school and areas that need further improvement. The results of the survey will be presented to the TrainIQA in August 2021 and to the UPLB Graduate School stakeholders.

If the situation already permits, part of the training will be conducted face-to-face in Potsdam, Germany and in one of the ASEAN member countries. Her participation is seen to be of value to AADU and UPLB, in general, as she will get the exposure and experience in understanding and implementing QA policies in UPLB. (RL Gumasing/NM Cadiz / Oct 16, 2020)

AADU makes roadmap for QA in UPLB

The Academic Assessment and Development Unit or AADU is UPLB's new office for Quality Assurance. More details about this from the UPLB main website .

UPLB sets up new QA office

The UP Board of Regents (BOR) approved the creation of the Academic Assessment and Development Unit (AADU) on December 3, 2018. More details about this from the UPLB main website .

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