UP recognizes that to sustain academic excellence, a quality assurance system will enable it to continuously enhance the quality and relevance of its academic programs. The UP Quality Assurance System, previously known as the Academic Assessment and Development System, aims to assure the Filipino public as well as national and international stakeholders that UP programs and delivering units meet standards of academic excellence as currently defined within the changing context of local, national, regional and global developments that have had profound impact on universities worldwide.
The UP QA System consists of the following components:
An Internal Academic Assessment and Development System with an external review (iAADS+);
External audit of iAADS+ to demonstrate UP's capacity to quality assure itself once the system is implemented.
The UP System QA Committee
Maria Cynthia Rose Banzon Bautista, Ph.D.Vice President for Academic Affairs and Ex Officio Chair
Alyssa M. Peleo-Alampay, Ph.D.Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (QA), Chief Quality Officer and Ex Officio Co-Chair
Monet M. Loquias, Ph.D.
Aura C. Matias, Ph.D.QA Office Director, UP Diliman
Philip Ian P. Padilla, Ph.D.
Irene M. Villaseñor, Ph.D.
Nina M. Cadiz, Ph.D.QA Office Director, UP Los Banos
Rosemary M. Gutierrez, Ph.D.Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and QA Officer, UP Baguio
Philip Ian P. Padilla, M.D., Ph.D.Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and QA Officer, UP Visayas
Patricia Anne G. Nazareno, Ph.D.Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and QA Officer, UP Cebu
Jean O. Loyola, Ph.D.Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UP Los Banos
Primo G. Garcia, Ph.D.Officer-in-Charge - Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UP Open University
Ma. Theresa T. Payongayong, Ph.D.Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and QA Officer, UP Diliman
Nymia Pimentel-Simbulan, Dr.PH.Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and QA Officer, UP Manila
Annabelle U. Novero, Ph.D.Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and QA Officer, UP Mindanao
Asst. Professor Steve P. JanagapProject Development Assistant - QA, UP Visayas
Asst. Professor Dianne A. CorpuzProject Development Assistant - QA, UP Baguio
Mari Anjeli L. CrisantoAssistant to the VCAA for QA, UP Open University
The UP System QA Committee will be responsible for the overall quality standards of the University academic programs and its support services. It shall guard the management goals at all levels and ensure that key users implement and modify processes, procedures, and standards.
Quality Assurance (QA)
Promotion and Training
Compliance Monitoring and Control
Internal and External Assessment
Conduct and Facilitation
Systems and Process Review
Information Systems Development
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ex Officio Chair
The Vice President for Academic Affairs shall sit as the Ex Officio Chair of the UP System QA Committee since attaining quality assurance of the academic programs is one of the major goals of the OVPAA. The full support of the UP System management to QA initiatives and processes is crucial to the success of its implementation. The VPAA will co-chair the meetings with the UP System QA Officer.
UP System AAD Officer, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (Quality Assurance), Ex Officio Co-Chair
The UP System QA Officer must be, at the minimum, an AUN-QA Assessor to be appointed. The UP System QA Officer shall oversee the day-to-day operations of the Committee and coordinate with the CU QA Officers on program activities. The UP System QA Officer shall be the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (Quality Assurance).
The Members-at-Large are appointed into the Committee outside of their Constituent Universities (CU) and on their personal capacity. These members must have training in QA assessment or accreditation, in particular, completed ASEAN University Network - Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) Tier 2 training or are QA assessors for the AUN-QA, Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU), or Philippine Technological Council (PTC), Accreditation and Certification Board for Engineering and Technology (ACBET).
Members of the Policy and Program Enhancement Subcommittee
The Policy and Program Enhancement Subcommittee shall be composed of the VCAAs of the CUs. This subcommittee will be in charge of formulating new or enhancing existing QA policies and programs. At this stage of QA development in UP, the Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs (VCAAs) are the members of this Subcommittee to facilitate seamless implementation of QA initiatives within the CUs. The VCAAs should have completed QA training either by AUN-QA, PAASCU, PTC or other internationally or locally organized QA training.
Members of the Implementation Subcommittee
Each CU shall appoint a QA Officer who will represent their CU in the UP System QACommittee as Members of the Implementation Subcommittee. This Subcommittee will be in charge of implementing the QA policies and programs of the University in the CU. The CU representative to this Subcommittee shall be the head of the CU QA Office or Committee, who may also be the VCAA. The CU QA Officer should have completed QA training either by AUN-QA, PAASCU, PTC or other internationally or locally organized QA training.