Primarily in-charge of the enhancement of program quality and standards; the development of corresponding policy guidelines; and the achievement of transparency, accountability, expediency and integrity in the formulation and enforcement of PSGs, the Office of Programs and Standards Development (OPSD) has three (3) Divisions: the Programs Development Division, the Standards Development Division, and the Non-Conventional Higher Education Programs Division :

    (1) Programs Development Division

  • Assists the Commission in the formulation of academic programs in higher education and in determining the participation of individuals or HEIs in international academic programs;
  • Evaluates and synthesizes the results of program evaluation in aid of policy formulation and development;
  • Recommends to the Commission the composition of Technical Panels, Committees and Task Forces and provides technical support for their operation;
  • Develops and evaluates programs and projects in accordance with developed and established standards; and
  • Assists in the identification of and support for Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development in various academic programs.

(2) Standards Development Division

  • Assists the Commission in the setting/revision of policies, standards and guidelines for higher education programs;
  • Develops the system, criteria, instruments and procedures for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of policies, standards and guidelines;
  • Assists the Commission in the formulation of criteria and identification of potential Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development in various academic programs;
  • Provides technical assistance to the Regional Offices in the performance of their pertinent functions; and
  • Reviews applications for authority to operate higher education programs for approval of the Commission; and Coordinates and collaborates with the Office of Planning, Research, and Knowledge Management (OPRKM) for data collection and banking of performance of graduates in the different licensure examinations.

(3) Non-Conventional Higher Education Programs Division

  • Assists the Commission in the formulation, revision and amendment of policies, standards and guidelines for the implementation of the non-conventional higher education programs;
  • Enforces policies, standards, and guidelines for non-conventional higher education programs;
  • Links and cooperates with appropriate agencies, industries, professional associations and institutions, and local and international accrediting bodies for the promotion, maintenance of standards and, local and global social acceptance;
  • Recommends the deputization of higher education institutions which may conduct equivalency assessments, develop assessment instruments, provide academic supplementation and/or award degrees within their area of competence or specialization;
  • Establishes equivalency and accreditation mechanism for the college degree programs within the National Qualifications Framework; and
  • Coordinates the training of HEI faculty in human resource training, and development of prior learning accreditation and assessment of learning experiences.

 

Office of the Director

DR. CHERRIE MELANIE ANCHETA-DIEGO, CESO III
Director IV
Office of Programs and Standards Development (OPSD)
4th Floor, Higher Education Development Center (HEDC) Bldg.
Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City