The Office of Institutional Quality Assurance and Governance (OIQAG) focuses on issues of quality assurance, governance and the coordination of higher education institutions. Generally, it has the following functions :

  • Assists and monitors quality management and governance initiatives of HEIs;
  • Promotes the strengthening of HEIs’ productivity capabilities;
  • Supports HEIs’ innovations for productivity improvement;
  • Formulates and supports the implementation of institutional policies and guidelines on quality assurance and governance;
  • Assesses, coordinates with, and supports the HEIs’ vertical development per their horizontal typology;
  • Assesses, coordinates with, and supports public HEIs in their status and functioning as amalgamated or merged institutions;
  • Coordinates with, and supports HEIs in their plans to establish consortia, twinning, partnerships, linkages between and among themselves and with foreign HEIs; and
  • Advocates sustained promotion for continuing quality improvement and transparent responsible institutional governance.

There are two (2) Divisions under OIQAG :

(1) Quality Assurance Division

  • Advocates sustained promotion of continuous quality improvement in higher education and capability building programs for faculty;
  • Formulates and implements institutional policies and guidelines for the implementation of an outcomes-based and typology-based QA;
  • Develops, continuously refines and implements an outcomes-based institutional assessment/accreditation monitoring and evaluation tool that corresponds to the HEI typology;
  • Helps convene and provide secretariat support to the principal accrediting bodies to ensure the harmonization across accreditation bodies and networks of outcomes-based program accreditation on the one hand, and institutional assessment/accreditation on the other;
  • Continuously scans the regional and global environment for developments in the areas of program and institutional quality assurance to provide inputs to the principal accrediting body for the refinement of existing accreditation criteria and practices;
  • Reviews the institutional QA monitoring and evaluation reports and integrates the OPDS reviews of program QA monitoring and evaluation for appropriate interventions by the principal accrediting body;
  • Develops and maintains an accurate database of QA-related variables for all Philippine HEIs that is linked to the CHED MIS;
  • Establishes linkages with CHED units, HEIs, regional and international organizations and other QA stakeholders in higher education; and
  • Keeps track of regional and international developments on QA and provide appropriate future directives and options for CHED and HEIs; and
  • Administers the faculty development program as mechanisms for achieving institutional quality; and
  • In the implementation of the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan and HERA, assists HEIs in the development of internal QA mechanisms and proactively ensures that a critical mass of them have QA systems in place.

(2) Institutional Governance Division

  • Assesses, supports and coordinates with private and public HEIs in plans and actions involving consortia, twinning, partnerships, linkages, between them, and with foreign HEIs;
  • Assesses, coordinates with and supports public HEIs in their status and functioning as regional university systems or amalgamated/merged HEIs;
  • Advocates, formulates and recommends institutional policies and guidelines on governance issues and institutional development;
  • Maintains an updated database that contains variables specific to SUCs/LUCs and private HEIs; and
  • Provides appropriate governance and related technical support for public and private HEIs.

 

Office of the Director

Director III

MS. LUISA S. VALENCIA
Director IV