The UP Quality Policy
The University of the Philippines commits to meeting standards of academic excellence as guided by the UP Charter and defined within the changing context of national, regional, and global developments that profoundly impact universities worldwide.
UP is committed to creating and sustaining a quality culture in all its programs and constituent units supported by a quality management system of global standards to fulfill its vision, mission, and mandate.
With this system, UP shall:
Produce graduates who will lead in the advancement of knowledge, contribute to national development, and thrive in a changing global landscape;
Undertake research and creative work to contribute to the pursuit, creation, and translation of knowledge into innovative solutions to national and global problems and challenges;
Spearhead public service work that brings about meaningful change in the community and the country;
Create an environment that supports the holistic development of its students, faculty, research and extension personnel, professional staff, administrative staff, and other stakeholders;
Deliver stakeholder-driven support services and adhere to the applicable statutory and regulatory requirements;
Align our policies on research and innovation, activities in teaching and learning, and outreach engagements with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As a guide to the continuous improvement of the University’s performance in carrying out its mandate, the UP Quality Policy shall be communicated to all stakeholders.
The OVPAA Quality Policy
The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) is the University of the Philippines System’s key academic support and implementation unit dedicated to achieving academic excellence, collegiality, ethical and democratic governance, international recognition, and a culture of creativity, research and innovation towards the fulfillment of UP’s mission as the National University.
The OVPAA is committed to:
Providing a nurturing and enabling teaching and learning environment;
Designing programs that promote interdisciplinarity, collaboration and lifelong learning;
Engaging with local and international partners and networks;
Instilling the value of public service among the faculty and UP students as future leaders in different branches of knowledge;
Keeping abreast with changes in the higher education landscape; and
Developing, adopting and continuously improving procedures and innovative processes that embody professionalism, efficiency, consistency and care for its internal and external publics.