Accreditation of Academic Programs: Implications on Quality Governance and Administration of Taguig City University

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Dr. Amer Hani Al-Kassem, Benjamin B. Aguenza, Dr. Zainab Esmaeel Alghurabli


Quality assurance services, including accreditation processes, occur as tools to pursue quality higher education and provide diversified information to stakeholders.  In this study, the Taguig City University (TCU) attained accreditation of the ALCU-COA on December 27, 2018, and March 05, 2019.  ALCU-COA accreditation concluded with a full constitutional review, managed as a self-evaluation method with a unique TCU Accreditation Team and amiable benefaction of different colleges and departments.  The aim of the present study was to investigate this current review situation of the University adhered to these requirements from specific ALCU-COA standards for the attainment of accreditation and competitiveness.  A descriptive-correlational research design was employed to examine the objectives of the study.  An adapted research questionnaire was used to collect data from a convenience sample of 215 teaching and non-teaching personnel who were involved in the accreditation process.  The study used descriptive statistics such as the means and percentages to present and describe the data.  It is disclosed that TCU practices all indicators and have positive attitude towards accreditation.  Also, the respondents believed that accreditation had moderate impact on school factors and agreed to meet the needs of the accreditors during accreditation visits.  The most common problems encountered during the accreditation as perceived by the respondents is administrative support.  It is believed that TCU academic programs are generally good with quality.  All independent variables are related to the quality of academic programs.  The predictors such as importance of accreditation for improving TCU resources, attitude towards accreditation, and TCU’s management of accreditation visit were statistically significant.

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