Dalubhasaan ng Lungsod ng San Pablo applies for CANDIDATE STATUS in ALCU-COA
Last December 11 to December 13, 2014, Dalubhasaan ng Lungsod ng San Pablo (DLSP) has undergone accreditation from the Association of Local Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (ALCU-COA) of its ten (10) academic programs namely BEED, BSED major in English, Math & General Science, BS Psychology, BSIT, BSHRM, and BSBA major in Financial Mngt., HR Management, & Marketing Mngt.
The whole DLSP community, led by its President Edelio B. Panaligan, together with other administrative officials, faculty, staff and students, gave a very warm welcome to the ALCU-COA team. The opening ceremony showcased the talents of DLSP students through a variety of music and dance numbers. No less than San Pablo Mayor, Hon. Loreto Amante graced the program.
Dr. Raymundo P. Arcega, ALCU-COA President and University of Makati Executive Vice President, provided the Direction-Setting; while Dr. Elizabeth A. Montero, ALCU-COA Vice President and Urdaneta City University President, gave the overview of the accreditation process – especially so that this has been DLSP’s first try of the ALCU-COA Accreditation. Finally, Prof. Arnel M. Leonardo, ALCU-COA Technical Assistant, introduced the panel of accreditors, headed Dr. Elizabeth A. Montero as Accreditation Team Chairman; Dr. Imelda P. Soriano, ALCU-COA Secretary and President, Gordon College; Dr. Rene M. Colocar, ALCU-COA Director and College Administrator, Calapan City College; Dr. Bonifacio Umaclap, VPAA, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntilupa; Dr. Antonio Maralit, Dean of College of Computer Science, UMak; Dr. Donna Carbonilla, Former Head of Psychology Department, UMak; Prof. Edita Bayona, Director for Business Education of SCOPE; Dr. Rebecca Tolentino, Former Research Head, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila; Dr. Rosario Cadelina, Chief Librarian, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig; and Prof. Mac Orendain, Professorial Lecturer, UMak.
After the opening program, the Accreditation Team was led to the Accreditation Room apparently where they could work since most of the documents and records were located there. This then signaled the beginning of the most awaited part of the activity – the accreditation process.
From December 11 to 13, 2014, the Accreditation Team was not confined within the four (4) corners of the Accreditation Room – it was only where they did most of their deliberation and report-preparation; and neither was it confined within the usual 8am-5pm working hours. In this three-day accreditation process, DLSP officials, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, went through a series of interviews and group dialogues. The team likewise employed observation and on-site document scrutiny as data-gathering methods in validating information in order to come up with sound judgement and objective accreditation result. The accreditation has indeed been a very exhausting process but everyone involved, both ALCU-COA and DLSP, concluded that the experience was fulfilling specifically in terms of one LCU’s valuable quest for quality education. – A.M.Leonardo