To: The Adamson University Community and Alumni
From: The President
More than a year has passed since the visit of the IQUAME team of assessors. During the exit interview the team gave us their observations and some matters for compliance in only one area: Quality of Teaching and Research. Dr. Myrna Añes and a few members of the IQUAME team went to work immediately. New committees were established, new procedures and policies were drawn up. Some of these included overhauling our grading system; a new UEE test; more selective admission of students; establishment of a student nurturance program; interventions to increase student success; item analysis for major examinations; tracer studies of our graduates; and review of academic policies. The different teams established for the purpose went to work untiringly for several months, including some weekends. Now we feel we have complied substantially with what is required for a Higher Education Institution like Adamson to put up a system of quality assurance through monitoring and evaluation.
Yesterday Dr. Añes and myself met with Chairman Emmanuel Angeles at the CHED Office and requested him to schedule a compliance visit for our institution. He got the commitment of Dr. Evelyn Vicencio, head of the assessment team that visited us last year, to come on May 19 and check our compliance. If we pass the assessment, she will recommend us for the en banc deliberation of the CHED on May 26th. Hopefully on that date, we shall obtain what we have been working for during these past years—the AUTONOMOUS Status.
As we await the compliance visit, may I ask you to pray in a special way that God may bless with success the work of our hands. Specifically, please pray for the following intentions:
• That the visit really pushes through. (I hope the coming elections will be peaceful and credible and that no untoward incidents happen after the elections);
• That the assessor would find our compliance satisfactory and gives us a positive mark;
• That the CHED en banc will finally decide to give us an AUTONOMOUS status.
On a sad note, may I ask you to also pray for the six Nursing students of Concordia College (one of our sister-institutions) who drowned in Infanta yesterday, Let us pray for their eternal repose and for the consolation of their bereaved families and the entire community of Concordia College.
REV. FR. GREGORIO L. BAÑAGA JR., C.M.