USTP Claveria undergoes CHEDRO-10 Monitoring Visit

By Engr. Nole Mae S. Utlang, USTP Claveria Faculty

In a significant stride towards ensuring academic quality and compliance, the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines Claveria (USTP Claveria) recently underwent a rigorous evaluation visit conducted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Region X led by the CHED Director IV Dr. Freddie T. Bernal on February 23, 2024, and held at the University Function Hall of the Admin Building of USTP Claveria.

USTP Claveria undergoes CHEDRO-10 Monitoring Visit 1

A technical panel of evaluators conducted the monitoring to assess the university’s adherence to the Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) standards. The panel comprised Dr. Rose Mae Lumasag, Dr. Miriam B. Fuentes, Dr. Lilia A. Cotejar, Ms. Sarah M. Libre, Mr. Mark Godfrey D. Torres, Ms. Loinie Duplito, and Mr. Daryl Glenn Pamplona.

The evaluation encompassed a thorough and meticulous scrutiny of program documents on curriculum structures, facilities management, library holdings, and student affairs protocols to ensure completeness of requirements and alignment with COPC standards.

During the evaluation process, Dr. Renato O. Arazo, USTP Claveria Chancellor, all designated Vice Chancellors, and other administrative officials, program chairs, and faculty members of program under scrutiny actively engaged with the CHED team, providing insights on the ongoing initiatives, showing the university’s commitment to compliance and continual improvement.

USTP Claveria undergoes CHEDRO-10 Monitoring Visit 2

The Bachelor of Technology Livelihood Education (BTLED) Program received high recommendation for the granting of COPC, while the rest of the programs are awaiting compliance of some identified deficiencies.

Dr. Arazo, speaking on behalf of the USTP Claveria, expressed gratitude to CHED’s guidance and underscored the university’s ongoing efforts towards enhancing operational performance in compliance with CHED COPC. He emphasized USTP Claveria’s commitment to addressing identified areas for improvement while maintaining its pursuit of academic excellence.

USTP Claveria undergoes CHEDRO-10 Monitoring Visit 3

The evaluation visit provided an opportunity for fruitful discussions between CHED and USTP Claveria, fostering a collaborative environment aimed at addressing compliance of the program deficiencies and leverage collective expertise and resources towards the shared goal of enhancing academic standards and institutional effectiveness.