Six programs of the Faculty of Arts and Letters, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Asian Studies, BA in Behavioral Science, BA in Communication Arts, BA in Journalism, BA in Political Science, and BA in Sociology were granted a Level III Re-accredited Status by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) through the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) as the certifying body.
According to Arts and Letters Dean Prof. Marilu R. Madrunio, Ph.D., these programs will enjoy their first re-accreditation status until March 2026.
Two BA programs, the Bachelor of Arts in History, and the Bachelor of Arts in English Language Studies, established in 2011, were granted a Level 1 Formal-Accredited status. This will be in effect until June 2024.
The PACUCOA accreditation team led by Dr. Rosita l. Navarro conducted its remote visit accreditation (RVA) in March 2021 for the six Level III programs while the BA in History and BA in English Language Studies underwent accreditation in June 2021.
During the visit, the Faculty of Arts and Letters highlighted its quality online instruction and the alignment of the Faculty’s intended learning outcomes with the mission and vision of the University. During the remote visit accreditation process, the department chairs and program coordinators showcased the various strategies of online instruction used by faculty members, the alignment of their curriculum with the skills needed in the workplace, and the achievements of the students and alumni.
The PACUCOA Accreditation team lauded the Faculty of Arts and Letters’ achievements in internationalization, quality instruction, and the excellence of students by garnering awards in various national and international competitions.
The Faculty of Arts and Letters is also recognized as a CHED Center of Excellence in Philosophy and a Center of Development in Literature, Journalism, and Communication.
These achievements added honor and prestige to the Faculty of Arts and Letters as it celebrates its 125th or Quasquicentennial Anniversary with the theme “Life, Love, Lore: Brimming Full.”
The Faculty of Arts and Letters is also scheduled to undergo international assessment by AUN-QA in November 2021 for its BA Communication and BA Journalism programs.