TAU-RET regains ISO 9001:2015 certification after hurdling 1st Surveillance Audit
The commitment of the Tarlac Agricultural University’s Research, Extension and Training (TAU-RET) Unit to conform to high quality standards and to provide utmost customer satisfaction paid off after it achieved re-certification of the ISO 9001:2015 during the recently conducted 1st Surveillance Audit by Russian Register on January 31, 2019.
The said audit started with an opening program attended in by the members of TAU- RET ISO Core Team, representatives from the different TAU support offices, and the University’s Administrative Council members.
TAU hosts CLAARRDEC’s 29th Regional Symposium on R&D
Tarlac Agricultural University, in collaboration with the Central Luzon Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development Consortium (CLAARRDEC), hosted the 29th Regional Symposium on R&D Highlights on September 28, 2018.
Dr. Max P. Guillermo, TAU President and keynote speaker, noted that the regional symposium showcased the productive and innovative researches of the senior and junior faculty from various Higher Educational Institutions in Region 3 and also senior researchers from agencies such as Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 3 (BFAR 3), Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Unit 3 (DA-RF03), Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), and Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech).
Dr. Valdez, Dr. Petero earn the best paper presentation during the Annual In-house Review
Dr. Maria Teresa SJ. Valdez and Dr. Noel J. Petero earned recognition as the best paper presenters in the Technical Research and Development Category and Social Science Research Category respectively during the 29th Annual Agency In-house Review of Completed and On-Going Research and Development Projects held at the Agritourism Hostel Function Hall on August 15, 2018.
Dr. Valdez earned a commendation from the panel of evaluators when she presented their research titled “Production and Evaluation of High-Protein Fermented Sweetpotato (ProEn-K) as Feed Ingredient for Economically Important Aquatic Organisms.” Also, the said paper has been presented in the 29th Regional Symposium on R&D Highlights on August 28, 2018 and TAU was the host.
Harnessing Quality and Excellence
TAU submits five programs for higher level of accreditation
“Accreditation has become part of our lifestyle,” exclaimed by Dr. Max P. Guillermo, the TAU President, as he welcomes the accreditation team during the opening program of the accreditation which was held on August 27, 2018 at the Agritourism Hostel Function Hall.
After a year-long preparation, the four Colleges – College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Agriculture and Forestry (CAF), College of Business and Management (CBM), and College of Engineering and Technology (CET)— had submitted their programs for accreditation on August 27 to August 31, 2018.
Accreditation team from the Accredited Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) had crucially surveyed the quality of instruction, extension, research and production provided by the following program offerings: Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, and Master of Science in Agriculture. The AACCUP’s Accreditation Overall Coordinator was Dr. Thelma A. Lanuza from Isabela State University while the Cluster Coordinator was Dr. Leoncio M. Matibag of South Luzon State University. A simultaneous survey visit was conducted to these programs.
Dr. Matibag was the team leader of the group who had surveyed the Bachelor of Arts in Economics program which was revisited for the Level IV Phase I. Certain areas under the instruction, extension, and research have been re-surveyed to check the compliance of the core faculty, the administration, the support staff, and students for the Level IV accreditation status. The members of the said accreditation team were Dr. Demetria A. San Juan of University of Rizal System, Dr. Isabelita S. Bacud of University of Rizal System, and Prof. Ruvy M. Tuble of Carlos Hilado Memorial State College.
forging gender responsive strategic directions and priorities
TAU holds Annual Performance Review, Planning Workshop, GAD Mainstreaming Seminar and Benchmarking
Consistently assessing the University's strategic directions and priorities to determine the institution's status in its bid on becoming one of the top 500 agricultural universities in Asia, TAU conducted Annual Performance Review, GAD Mainstreaming Activity, and Benchmarking at CLSU, PCC, PhilRice and BFAR-NFTC last July 16-20, 2018.
The activity which was organized by the Office of the President, Planning and Development Office, Office of External Linkages and International Affairs, and Gender and Development was participated in by the members of the Administrative Council. Each of the participants has presented the accomplishments, targets and priorities of their respective office or department during the Performance Review and Planning Workshop held at the Bamboo Training Center on July 16-17, 2018. Officials from NEDA, Officer-In-Charge Assistant Director, Engr. Susana Santiago and Officer-In-Charge Chief Consuelo Tessa Sibal; the University President, Dr.Max P.Guillermo; the Vice Presidents, Dr. Jeremias DC. Rodriguez, Dr. Tessie E. Navarro and Dr. Ernesto A. Viray, Jr. were the evaluators and critics on the outputs presented.