AACCUP Accreditation May

The five-day grueling week is done and the VSU community is now excited for the release of official results.

This is VSU’s third Institutional Accreditation held in partnership with the Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, or simply AACCUP. The first one was done in 2010 with VSU obtaining a Level II status while the second one was held in April 2017 where VSU was accorded the first Level III institutional accreditation in the entire country.

VSU is the lone university in Eastern Visayas to be subjected to a full institutional accreditation by AACCUP and is now ready to obtain a higher certification status because of the numerous accomplishments of the university in terms of the nine areas being evaluated, which include: (1) governance and management; (2) teaching, learning and evaluation; (3) faculty and staff; (4) research; (5) extension, consultancy and linkage; (6) support for students; (7) library; (8) infrastructure and other learning resources; and (9) quality assurance culture.

While no official results have been announced, the accreditors have already expressed their sincere congratulations to the entire VSU community for its impressive achievements in a span of five years.

“This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us be glad and rejoice in it. And VSU has all the reasons to rejoice. We would like to commend everyone including the stakeholders especially the alumni, the students and the parents who were interviewed by the team of Dr. De Lara. Congratulations to all of you because we have seen how united everyone is in this undertaking of institutional accreditation. The esteemed members of the AACCUP team of accreditors have witnessed the milestones and all improvements of your dear university from 2017 up to today,” Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari shared in her overall impression report delivered during the closing ceremony.


The VSU officials were intently listening to the lead accreditor as she presented her overall impression based on the final reports by the individual accreditors in the nine areas under assessment for this institutional accreditation.

Dr. Mallari was the overall team leader of this institutional accreditation who was also lead accreditor for area 1. Aside from her, other accreditors who evaluated the documents submitted by VSU were Dr. Maria Glenda O. De Lara assigned in areas 2, 3 and 6, Dr. Charlito P. Cadag who served as lead accreditor for areas 4 and 5, Dr. Anita C. Sornito for area 7, and Dr. Anthony M. Penaso who was assigned as lead accreditor for areas 8 and 9.

The five accreditors are seasoned evaluators composed of former and current university presidents, a professor on educational leadership and management, and a veteran chief librarian. All of them are incumbent trustees of AACCUP.

Meanwhile, the AACCUP Executive Director Dr. Milabel E. Ho announced that the official results of the institutional accreditation will be made public within 30 days and this shall be done right after an onsite validation that will be held at the VSU Main Campus sometime in June 2022.

In his speech, VSU President Edgardo E. Tulin expressed his confidence for a very positive outcome of the institutional accreditation. He also thanked all the faculty members including the support staff who worked diligently in compiling all the narrative reports and other required documents as evidence for this evaluation.

“I commend and congratulate everyone for preparing the voluminous amount of evidence and other required documents needed for this institutional accreditation. We’ve done our work and we’re now ready and excited to know very soon the outcome of all our efforts for the past five years. I’m confident that we did an outstanding job and judging from the impression of our lead accreditor, I’m sure that we have a strong shot at attaining our target and main goal for this evaluation,” Dr. Tulin said.

Aside from institutional accreditation, VSU also has the most number of graduate and undergraduate programs that have been accredited by AACCUP. In fact on March 11 this year, the university was named as the top performing state university for having the most number of Level IV accredited curricular programs in the entire country.

A series of program accreditation that included both the flagship campus in Baybay City and the component campuses in Alangalang, Isabel, Tolosa and Villaba were also done from March to April this year. The VSU administration aims to subject all curricular programs of the university to AACCUP accreditation before the end of the term of VSU VSU President Tulin in November 2023.

The VSU President was also recently elected as the new President and Chairman of AACCUP with his term officially commencing on April 9, 2022. 

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