The Electronics Engineering program of the College of Engineering has now officially garnered accreditation from the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA).
In a letter dated March 9, 2012, PACUCOA chairman Ms. Rosita L. Navarro informed University President Fr. Gregorio Bañaga, Jr., C.M. that the PACUCOA Board of Directors has approved the endorsement of the Electronics Engineering program to the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP). As a result, the program is now certified with a Level I Formal Accredited Status, valid within the period of March 2012 to March 2015.
The accreditation was preceded by a report from Engr. Vinci R. Villaseñor, chairman of the accrediting team, who also conducted the formal visit to the university. As a symbol of the accreditation, a certificate was given to Adamson University last March 5 at the Eagle Star Condominium in Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
A formal accreditation from PACUCOA ensures that an academic program is capable of implementing high standards given its specific goals. A private agency, PACUCOA strives for the following: to single out schools whose competence and performance are deserving of both personal and professional recognition; to help students choose from a variety of quality institutions which are capable of catering to their particular needs; to aid academic institutions in reaching absolute effectiveness through methods of self-evaluation as well as self-discipline; and to ask for the support of related academic and professional groups for the betterment of education.
With an accreditation from the PACUCOA, the Electronics Engineering program of the College of Engineering has been given more than just credibility. In addition, it has been given the opportunity to continue striving for excellence by improving its methods as recommended by the PACUCOA. Andrea N. Macalino