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SPUQC REGAINS AUTONOMOUS STATUS (MAY 9, 2017-MAY 31, 2019)

May 9, 2017

After almost eleven (11) years, SPUQC regains Autonomous Status and was awarded on May 18, 2017 at CHED Diliman, Quezon City. This is proof of SPUQC’s COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE (CE) in all its academic programs as evidenced by the accreditation certificates from two prestigious accrediting bodies – PAASCU (Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities) and PACUCOA (Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation) and the INSTITUTIONAL SUSTANABILITY AND ENHANCEMENT (ISE) as evidenced by the ISO 9001:2008 certificate from TUV Rheinland.
In addition to CE and ISE compliance, SPUQC’s faculty involvement in research and creative work for the last two years was also considered as basis for the classification. With some modification on the items specified in CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 32, Series of 2001 and as stipulated in Article II, CMO No. 19, series of 2016, SPUQC may enjoy the following benefits:
1. Exemption from the issuance of Special Order (S.O.) for their graduates.
2. Exemption from regular monitoring and evaluation by CHED. However, CHED may motu propio conduct verification, monitoring or investigation activities in cases when there are evidences or reports of a general erosion of quality and/or gross violation of existing laws. Rules and regulations, that adversely of the PHEI as a reputable education institution.
3. Priority in the grant of subsidies and other financial incentives/assistance from the CHED whenever funds are available.
4. Authority to grant an honorary degree to deserving individuals in line with the provisions of the existing CHED issuance on conferment of honorary degrees. The PHEIs should inform the CHED Central Office through the appropriate CHED Regional Office (CHEDRO) of the conferment at least one (1) month prior to the scheduled conferment.
5. Privilege to determine and prescribe their curricular programs to achieve global competence. In case of curricular revisions, the PHEIs should inform the CHED Central Office through the appropriate CHEDRO of the curricular revisions prior to the start of the intended academic year in which the revised curriculum shall be implemented. The revised Curriculum shall be applicable only to the entering students in the specified academic year.
6. Privilege to offer new course(s)/program(s) in the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, in their areas of expertise, without securing permit/authority
from CHED except disciplines/degree programs that are under moratorium, doctor of medicine, and any other field duly specified by CHED. The PHEIs offering new course(s)/program(s) should ensure that the CHED minimum requirements
as embodied in existing policies, standards and guidelines (PSGs) for a particular program are fully complied with. The PHEIs should inform the CHED Central Office through the appropriate CHEDRO about the intention to operate the new
program(s) before the start of the academic year in which the new program(s) will be offered.
7. Privilege to offer extension classes to expand access to higher education. The PHEIs should inform the CHED Central Office through the appropriate CHEDRO of these classes before the start of the academic year in which the extension
classes will be offered.
8. Privilege to establish linkages with recognized foreign higher education institutions. The PHEIs should ensure that the existing CHED PSGs for
twinning, networking and linkages are fully complied with. The PHEIs should inform the CHED Central Office through the appropriate CHEDRO of these linkages before the start of the academic year in which such networking/linkage arrangements will be established.
9. At the instance of CHED, the PHEIs may be authorized to offer program(s) via the alternative mode such as distance education, ETEEAP, or transnational education. Otherwise, all other autonomous PHEIs not identified by the Commission to deliver programs through the alternative mode should secure
a permit/authority from the appropriate CHED Central Office.
10. Privilege to increase tuition fees without securing a permit from CHED. The PHEIs should ensure that the existing CHED PSGs on increase in tuition and other school fees are fully complied with especially those pertaining to the consultation process and requirements. The PHEIs should inform the CHED Central Office through the appropriate CHEDRO of these increase(s) before the start of the academic year wherein the new tuition and other school fees shall be implemented.

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