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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

The AUN-QA will be conducting another round of the "Online Workshop on Writing Self-Assessment Report (SAR) for Successful AUN-QA Programme Assessment (Version 4.0)" in June and August 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.

The INQAAHE Forum 2022 will be held on June 6-9 in Mexico City with the theme, "Sustainable Quality Assurance: Optimizing Synergies between Artificial and Human Intelligence". According to their website, the Forum will tackle "current and future trends and challenges" pertaining to QA, as well as develop new ideas and share practices on Capacity Building Through Investing in People, the Impact of Data, Technology and AI on QA Policies and Processes, and Optimizing Synergies between Artificial and Human Intelligence" (2022). To join, register here.

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

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.