CHED QUALITY ASSURANCE INITIATIVES IN EVALUATING INSTITUTIONS AND PROGRAMS

DR. MARY SYLVETTE T. GUNIGUNDO

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has given more emphasis on quality assurance of higher education now than ever before because of the growing concern on the quality of programs and services of higher education institutions in the context of global competitiveness, internationalization, and ASEAN integration, among others. To ensure quality assurance and enhancement in the Philippine higher education sector, the CHED has developed quality assurance tools that higher education institutions (HEIs) could use to improve their internal quality assurance systems as well as platforms wherein the HEIs could showcase their excellence at the institutional and program levels.

The paper will highlight the Philippine higher education landscape and the QA system in Philippine higher education. It will also discuss the challenges experienced by the CHED in implementing its initiatives or projects and ways to move forward for HEIs, CHED, and QA stakeholders could take to uplift the quality of Philippine higher education.