The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences has achieved a significant milestone in the field of social work education as it was awarded the Certificate of Institutional Membership by the National Association for Social Work Education, Inc. (NASWEI) on April 23, 2023, signed by the Association President, Dr. Bella Patricia G. Osalvo.
This esteemed recognition acknowledges KSU's active participation and commitment to the association throughout the year 2023.
NASWEI, the national umbrella organization of social work schools and educators in the Philippines, plays a vital role in providing technical assistance and guidance to social work educators across the country. The association sets high standards for the documentation and quality of programs offered by educational institutions seeking certification.
The certification process, which commenced in 2020, required two years of dedication and collaboration between KSU and NASWEI. Under the guidance of the university President Eduardo T. Bagtang and with the unwavering support of the college, KSU successfully maintained a good standing with the organization, leading to the awarding of the prestigious certificate.
Said certificate was awarded by the University President, Dr. Eduardo T. Bagtang to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Mr. Ronald Bulwayan, along with the Program Chairperson for the Bachelor of Science in Social Work program and the faculty members involved in the program. The ceremony took place today, during the university's flag ceremony, symbolizing the significance and pride associated with this accomplishment.
On the other hand, Mr. Jay France D. Taclawan, Chairperson for the Bachelor of Science in Social Work program said this certificate is an important document for the accreditation.
Receiving the Certificate of Institutional Membership signifies KSU's dedication to upholding excellence in social work education. It not only recognizes the efforts of the faculty and staff but also solidifies KSU's position as a leading institution in providing comprehensive and high-quality education in the field of social work.
The achievement is expected to further enhance KSU's reputation and attract aspiring social work students who are seeking a well-established and recognized institution for their education. The certification also positions KSU as a preferred choice for future collaborations and partnerships in the realm of social work education and research.
KSU remains committed to its mission of producing competent and compassionate social work professionals who can contribute effectively to society. The Certificate of Institutional Membership from NASWEI serves as a testament to the university's dedication to maintaining excellence and providing top-notch education in the field of social work.