St. Paul University Iloilo was recently granted the Level I Status by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) through the endorsement of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities–Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) from June 2013 to June 2016.
The official communication from PACUCOA was received by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs last September confirming the Accredited Level I status of the following programs: Master of Arts in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Secondary Education, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, and Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication.
Three programs, namely, Master of Arts in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing underwent the formal survey last Februrary 16-17, 2013 with the following accreditors: Dr. Adlai Castigador, Chairman; Dr. Glenda Vargas; Dr. Belen Tangco; Dean John Lumagui; Mr. Alvin Penserga; Engr. Alejandro Ballado, Jr.; and Mrs. Joana Fe Panganiban. The five other programs had their formal survey on March 4-6 with the following accreditors: Dr. Esther Veda├▒a, Chairman; Mr. Eudardo Orcullo, Jr.; Mr. Rommel Jotic; Dr. Pedrito Bermudo; Dr. Jose Maria Gonzales; Engr. Flocerfida Amaya; and Dr. Lolita Amargo.
The formal visit covered the nine areas which are philosophy and objectives, administration and organization, faculty instruction, laboratories, library, student personnel services, physical plant and facilities, and social orientation and community involvement.
On the other hand, the University submits its five other programs for the consultancy visit last September 5, 2013. These are Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management, and Bachelor of Arts in English and Theater Arts. The visit was to ascertain if the aforementioned programs are ready to conduct the self-survey and to prepare the University for the preliminary visit.
Korina Camille E. Coo (from The Paulinian, vol.3 no.1)