School of Engineering Architecture and Information Technology
by Engr. Myrna B. Grospe and Mrs. Biverly C. Tomas
A) INTERNATIONAL ASSESSOR/ACCREDITOR
Dr.Teresita L. Reyes, Dean of the School of Engineering and Architecture, Saint Mary’s University, is one of the thirty educators from the fields of engineering, business and economics from the ASEAN region who have been selected by an international, inter-institutional expert commission on a competitive base to participate in the ASEAN- QA Assessor Training last October 16-19, 2012. This project was organized by the Center for Quality Development in Higher Education of University of Potsdam and funded by the German government.
ASEAN- QA (ASEAN- Quality Assurance network) is an initiative by Asian and European Institutions in Higher Education. It is jointly conducted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), and the University of Potsdam, Germany together with partners from Southeast Asia and Europe – ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN), ASEAN University Network (AUN), European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), and the Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO RIHED) - and aims at developing capacity in the field of quality assurance (QA) in the ASEAN region.
Five (5) among the 30 who were selected come from the Philippines (three are from Ateneo University, one from Saint Mary’s University and one from Assumption University).Only three (3) are PAASCU Accreditors.
The 30 selected participants of the training- workshop will be part of the International Assessor team that will conduct site visits to 22 ASEAN universities.
B) NATIONAL AWARD
DR. TERESITA L. REYES --- received the James J. Meany Award from PAASCU
The Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) presented the James J. Meany Award to Dr. Teresita L. Reyes for exemplary service as an accreditor in over 25 survey visits and consultancies. For her invaluable contribution to the growth of accreditation in the country and for a continuing passion for excellence.
The above mentioned award was presented in Metro Manila, Republic of the Philippines, 23rd day of November 2012.
C) TRIP TO BANGLADESH
Dr.Teresita L. Reyes, Dean of the School of Engineering and Architecture, Saint Mary’s University will join the PAASCU Team (nine PAASCU Accreditors) for the Preliminary Survey Visit to the Engineering and I.T. Programs of the American International University – Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh on December 3-4, 2012. She had been recommended to serve as the Chairperson for the area of Instruction.