On April 24, 2024, the proposed Master of Science in Environmental Science program of the CBSUA Graduate School was subjected to a Joint Monitoring and Evaluation visit by the CHED Technical Committee (CHED-TC) of the CHED Central Office, and the Regional Quality Assessment Team (RQAT) of CHED RO V.

An esteemed team of evaluators composed of Dr. Jean Salalima-Go and Dr. Ramona S. Renegado from CHED Region V, with Dr. Eric R. Punzalan from the CHED Central Office conducted the said evaluation.

Under the leadership of Dr. Claribelle C. Haber, Dean of the Graduate School, and Dr. Gertrudes Girlie C. Jaucian, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, with the support of the Office of the VP for Academic Affairs and other key offices of the university, the dependable faculty and staff of the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences provided comprehensive documentation, reports, and presentations to facilitate the evaluation process. The evaluators assessed curriculum design, faculty qualifications, library resources, and infrastructure. The event also included tours of CBSUA’s laboratories and facilities.

During the closing ceremony, the CHED TC-RQAT Evaluation Report was presented, highlighting the program’s adherence to the standards and guidelines set forth by CHED. The team recommended the issuance of a Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) to the Master of Science in Environmental Science, effective AY 2024-2025, in view of the program’s compliance with minimum requirements stipulated in CMO No. 15, s. 2019, “Policies, Standards and Guidelines for Graduate Programs” and CMO No. 22, s. 2021, “Minimum Requirements for Libraries of Higher Education Institutions Common to All Programs”.

With the secured approval, CBSUA stands poised to contribute significantly to environmental research, conservation, and sustainable development. The Master of Science in Environmental Science program promises to nurture future leaders and innovators in the field, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to address society’s pressing environmental challenges.

As CBSUA prepares to welcome its inaugural enrollees of MS ES students, the University reaffirms its commitment to excellence and innovation in advanced education. The approval of the program represents not only a triumph for CBSUA but also a testament to the dedication and perseverance of all those involved in its development. | 𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘔𝘴. 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘉𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘯, 𝘎𝘚 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘧𝘧


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