Saturday, January 16, 2016

ICS awarded by CHED as Center of Excellence in IT Education for 2016-2018

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recently awarded my institute, the Institute of Computer Science , along with other HEI's in the country,  as a Center of Excellence in Information Technology Education for 2016-2018. This award is given to an institution offering CS/IT/IS programs, both graduate and undergraduate, that satisfies certain criteria set by CHED. In addition to the recognition, an institution is qualified to receive funding for proposed projects.

The evaluation conducted by CHED is mostly based on materials submitted, which are mostly written documents. On-campus interviews and inspections were also conducted for additional information and clarification. During the on-campus interview, according Prof. Connie Khan,  the CHED committee was impressed by the extensive involvement of ICS in national-level initiated projects as well as the active participation of faculty, students, and alumni in developing and enhancing the programs offered in the institute.