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The AUN-QA will be opening registration for the 9th AUN-QA Tier 1 Training to be held in Bangkok! Training period is from 17-20 October 2022. Registration will run from 15 August to 1 September 2022. Visit the AUN-QA's Facebook page for updates.

The AUN-QA has opened the registration for batches 11 and 12 for the "Online Workshop on Writing Self-Assessment Report (SAR) for Successful AUN-QA Programme Assessment (Version 4.0)" in October and December 2022. To register, click here. The Registration fee for individual participants is 1,000 USD; and for a group of 2-4 participants, 500 USD.

National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE) will be holding the Forum with the theme, "Connecting inside and outside of university: Toward further integration of learning styles" on 28 September 2022, 1:30-4:00 PM (JST). For more information visit their website. To register, click here.

The addendum to the UP QA Benchmarking Guidelines includes more examples of benchmarking activities and lists other possible aspects/areas to be benchmarked.

You can also access the UP QA Benchmarking Guidelines here.

12 July 2022

The new version of the Guide for External Quality Assurance (QA) includes updates on the engagement of reviewers/assessors through the expanded guidelines of the Visiting Professor Program (VPP), as well as a new section about the preparations of the applications for AUN-QA program assessment.

27 June 2022

UP AADS is renamed UP Quality Assurance System

The UP Academic Assessment and Development (AAD) System is renamed as the UP Quality Assurance System. The approval of President Danilo L. Concepcion of the recommendation of the President's Advisory Council (PAC) to rename the AADS is announced through OVPAA Memo no. 2021-133.

"The Office of the Vice President for Development - Information Technology Development Center (OVPD-ITDC) is offering free webinars designed to strengthen the Work-From-Home (WFH) capabilities of all UP staff" (ITDC, 2021). Check the webinars and register here.


Featured news

AUN-QA Programme Assessment at UP Baguio and UP Diliman

The 291st AUN-QA Programme Assessment of BS Mathematics, BS Management Economics of UP Baguio and BS Statistics of UP Diliman was conducted online from 29 August to 2 September 2022. The weeklong assessment saw the opening session, remote visits to the UPB and UPD campuses and interviews of stakeholders, then culminating in the closing session. Both opening and closing sessions were hosted by AVPPA Wendell Capili and attended by UP officials led by VPAA Cynthia Rose B. Bautista, AVPAA Alyssa M. Peleo-Alampay, UPB Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi and UPD Chancellor Fidel R. Nemenzo. The programs now anticipate the results of the assessment.

Following this, UPLB's BS Agricultural Biotechnology, BS Food Science, BS Economics and UPV's BS Fisheries will also be undergoing the AUN-QA Programme Assessment in November.

September 2022

EQA Webinar

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) and the UP System Ad Hoc Committee on Quality Assurance Capability Building (QACB) organized the “External Quality Assurance (EQA) Webinar” on 25 April 2022. VPAA Cynthia Bautista delivered the welcome remarks. AVPAA Alyssa M. Peleo-Alampay gave an overview of External QA and the types of UP EQA. Dr. Monet M. Loquias (UPM), Dr. Erneleo A. Cao (UPD), Dr. Jovencio A. Abalos (UPLB), Dr. Portia G. Lapitan (Ret. Prof., UPLB) and Dr. Nina M. Cadiz (UPLB QAO Director), shared their experience in undergoing various external assessments. The Webinar was hosted by the members of the Ad Hoc Committee, Dr. Aura C. Matias of UPD and Assoc. Prof. Ma. Rowena D.R. Raymundo of UPOU. The materials and recording of the Webinar are available through this link. The recording may also be viewed on YouTube.

May 2022

Benchmarking for QA Webinar

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) and the UP System Ad Hoc Committee on Quality Assurance Capability Building (QACB) organized the “Benchmarking for QA Webinar” held on 28 March 2022. VPAA Cynthia Bautista delivered the welcome remarks. VCAA Philip Ian Padilla gave an overview of benchmarking and talked about post-benchmarking activities. AVPAA Alyssa M. Peleo-Alampay talked about Small Scale Benchmarking. Dr. Nina M. Cadiz, Director of the UPLB QA Office, talked about Formal Benchmarking. The Webinar was hosted by Assoc. Prof. Ma. Rowena D.R. Raymundo of UPOU and a member of the Ad Hoc Committee. A recording of the webinar is available on YouTube.

March 2021

Post-IQA and EQA Forum

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) conducted the “Ano ang gamit ng iAADS at SAR? A Post-IQA and EQA Forum” on 13 December 2021. The Forum was graced by the presence of the following speakers: Dr. Jose Balmaceda, who talked about the iAADS Instrument; Dr. Irene Villasenor, who discussed about the Post-Assessment Procedure for IQA; and Dr. Alyssa M. Peleo-Alampay, who discussed about the Post-Assessment Procedure for EQA. VPAA Cynthia Bautista delivered the opening and closing remarks. The Forum was hosted by Dr. Nina Cadiz, Director of the UPLB QA Office and VCAA Philip Padilla, Ph.D. of UPV. Forum materials are available through this link. A recording of the webinar is also available on Youtube.

Feb 2021

The OVPAA, through Memo no. 2021-151, has released the UP QA Benchmarking Guidelines. Benchmarking is a quality process that involves a comparison of a degree program’s standards and performance across several academic years, with that of other UP academic units or peer universities here and abroad. The Guidelines outline the different types of benchmarking activities degree programs may engage in, and the processes and steps entailed.

17 Nov 2021

Post-Assessment Procedures for IQA and EQA

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs has released the Post-Assessment Procedures for Internal Quality Assurance and External Quality Assurance. These were developed to guide the next steps of academic units after internal or external review. Check the IQA and EQA webpages or access the latest versions here:

Post-Assessment Procedure for IQA

Post-Assessment Procedure for EQA

The AUN-QA released a clarification on the timeline for the implementation of the AUN-QA Manual version 4.0. Click here to see the full timeline.

Read about the various news and events of the ASEAN University Network (AUN), including programme- and institutional-level assessments of the AUN-QA, in the AUN Press Room linked here.

UP QA Dashboard

QA Dashboard

Note: This link is accessible to UP constituents only.