Office of Accreditation, Planning, and DevelopmentOpening Minds, Forming Hearts
SSC-R Manila, as a Catholic learning institution as administered by the Augustinian Recollect (OAR) Priests, adheres to have quality management by defining the “quality of programs and services” being offered to all members of the community. With this, OAPD needs research and development, regular and effective inspection, planning and evaluation and quality control to detect theprocesses and services that do not meet quality standards. More so, the department needs to uphold the programs and services that shall meet the local and international quality standards by implementing the quality management principles, quality assurance and total quality management. Quality Assurance is more than just testing the quality of the various aspects of the institution’s product (the students), its service or facility. It also includes analyzing the quality to make sure it conforms to specific requirements of the school’s leadership and complies with the school’s established goals of attaining globally competitive standard.
Quality Assurance Mechanism (QAM) is a method used by SSC-R Manila in managing all its educational programs and activities that affect the quality of services in order to prevent faults, damages and failures. Quality Assurance in SSC-R Manila is an ongoing process that ensures the delivery of agreed standards. These agreed standards should make sure every system, of which the quality is assured, has the potential ability to achieve a high quality of content. Quality Assurance should not be confused with accreditation. Accreditation process is just part of the Quality Assurance System.
It is in this context that the Office of the Accreditation, Planning and Development (OAPD) exists in the College for systematic monitoring and evaluation to ensure that standards of quality are being met.
GOALS and OBJECTIVES
The following are the goals of OAPD:
Guided by its Life Purpose, Vision and Mission, San Sebastian College – Recoletos, Manila, OAPD commits itself with the following objectives:
A. On Accreditation
B. On Planning and Development
On Accreditation Matters
On Planning Matters