In his final address to University administrators on January 15, former Rector fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P., PhD happily broke the news and called on the community to study the findings well and act on the recommendations to further improve the university’s processes.
According to Prof. Clarita D. Carillo, PhD, Assistant to the Rector for Planning and Quality Management and lead official in this endeavor, the Institutional Assessment “will certainly enhance further the University’s reputation, strengthening its position among higher education institutions in the ASEAN region.” Furthermore, Carillo added that “the AUN-QA quality stamp is a quality assurance symbol easily recognized and understood by other HEIs in the region. To be the 8th institution to have been…certified facilitates the opening of more doors of opportunities for UST in terms of internationalization, networking, academic and research collaboration, faculty and student exchange, student internship, and many others. It also heightens our participation in the educational aspect of the ASEAN integration.”