Three faculty members from the Department of Occupational Therapy of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, namely, Ms. Kathlene Anne Hernandez, MHPEd, OTR, OTRP (OT Department Chair), Asst. Prof. Karen Ongtangco, MSOT, MRS, OTR, OTRP (OT Internship Supervisor), and Assoc. Prof. Sally Jane Uy, MBAH, OTR, OTRP (Coordinator for International Relations and Programs), took their oath as new accreditors of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA). Prior to their oath taking, the three have completed the training-workshop for new accreditors held last August 18-19, 2016 at the Diamond Hotel Philippines and at the Emilio Aguinaldo College, Manila.

The two-day training attended by educators from different colleges and universities around the country, included presentations on theories and concepts on accreditation, pointers on behavior and verification techniques, ethical standards and guidelines, report writing, and standards, criteria and self-survey instruments. The second day of the training was specifically devoted to practicum activities headed by Dr. Flordeliza Castro, PACUCOA Auditor, wherein the participants had first-hand experience on performing the accreditation procedures.

PACUCOA sought to enlist new accreditors who are committed to be part and uphold the organization’s thrust of addressing the needs of the education sector by helping institutions achieve high standards of excellence in order to develop successful future professionals.