First City Providential College’s Roadmap in Becoming a World Class University

Echel S. Antero, Estrella O. Simon and Leovenci O. Simon

This study aims to evaluate the compliance of FCPC to the horizontal typology minimum requirements set by CHED for a university status. Consequently, an implementation road map is crafted towards its attainment by 2027. This road map shall guide the stakeholders to the realization of their goal. This study is primarily a descriptive research utilizing document analysis. The PACUCOA Self-Survey Instrument to determine the assessment of the top executives, deans, faculty, staff and personnel of the current state of compliance to the accreditation standards. They collectively gave a numerical evaluation for each item in the SSI. All items with a score less than 5 were subjected to the Blond in-OPS system analysis protocol. The scores per area were also computed. Document analysis was also done to determine the level of compliance of FCPC to CHED’s horizontal typology minimum requirements for university. The institutional profile, college brochure, Manual of Regulations for Private Higher Education, CMO No. 36 s. 1998, CMO No. 46 s. 2012 and Handbook on Typology, Outcome-Based Education & Institutional Sustainability Assessment. There is a high degree of compliance in terms of faculty qualifications and the number of active academic degree programs offered. There is evidence of research productivity of faculty and students but utilization can still be improved especially in community services applications. International linkages are not yet evident but local linkages with local universities are already in place. Learning resources available are those required by CHED only. There are no graduate programs offered in FCPC. This is expected since the CHED requires an HEI to have a Level III accredited status to be granted with a government permit. The root problems that surfaced in the system analysis are the following: (1) Inadequate long-term planning is evident. (2) Participative decision-making is weak. (3) Horizontal and vertical communication is not fully efficient. (4) Evaluation of programs and implementation plans not consistently done. First City Providential College can transform into a university within eight to ten years. A road map to its attainment is already proposed. It is up to the stakeholders now how they will be faithful to the vision of FCPC of becoming a university. The institution still has a lot of elbowroom for improvement. FCPC ians should always “better” the best.

Volume 11 | 09-Special Issue

Pages: 132-146

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V11/20192547