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Descriptive Study on the Preparedness of the Aldersgate College-College of Engineering and Technology Department for Accreditation as Perceived by the Dean, Faculty, and Staff in Relation to Selected Variables

Researcher: Josephine P. Jasmin

Graduate Degree: MEP-CE


The main objective of the study is to assess the Level of Preparedness of the Aldersgate College-College of Engineering and Technology Department for Accreditation as perceived by the Dean, Faculty, and Staff in relation to Selected Variables.

The descriptive survey method was used in the conduct of the study to depict the actual and present situation of the department on its preparedness for program accreditation. The study was based on the perception of the respondents on the preparedness of the College of Engineering and Technology (CET) department to submit itself for voluntary accreditation. The respondents were composed of the dean, instructors in the department, laboratory supervisors and the head librarian.

The study made use of a documentary analysis with the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) accreditation instrument and the Association of Christian Schools and Colleges-Accrediting Agency Inc. (ACSCU-AAI) accreditation instruments as its basis together with other documents relevant to evaluation and assessment.

A questionnaire which also served as a checklist was used as the main data-gathering instrument to collect data on  profile of the respondents as to age, gender, status, academic and professional preparation, educational and teaching experience, and professional activities; selection policies, performance evaluation, teaching assignments, rank, promotion and tenure, salaries and fringe benefits, faculty development, faculty relationships, research, community service, program of studies, instructional procedures, classroom management, academic performance of students, supervision for effective instruction, instructional administration, co-curricular activities, academic counseling, library administration, personnel and collections, holdings, organization and care of materials, services and use of the library, financial support, physical facilities, laboratory rooms, safety provisions, utilization of equipment and supplies, and maintenance and improvement, specific requirements for chemistry, physics, and computer laboratories.

Unstructured interviews were also utilized by the researcher to increase the validity of the entire research and to verify information directly from the respondents of any information which were drawn from the questionnaire.

Data gathered from both documentary analysis and from the accomplished questionnaire  were tabulated, analyzed and interpreted using the following statistical instruments: a) to treat  data on the profile of the respondents in the engineering department,  frequency distribution and percentage were used; b) in determining the level of perception of the dean, faculty and staff on the preparedness for accreditation in terms of goals and objectives, faculty, instruction, library, and laboratory, mean was used to reinforce the numerical analysis.