KSU gears up for Quality Awards, sends Team to CARASUC Confab

Aiming to receive quality awards, Kalinga State University Team attended the 3-day Philippine Quality Award (PQA) and Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking Planning which was hosted by Ifugao State University on October 18 to 20 at the Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel, Banaue, Ifugao.

Philippine Quality Award (PQA) which covered the 2-day workshops, is an integrated approach for performance management that sets the standard of excellence to help Philippine organizations achieve world-class performance.
According to Mr. Juan C. Aquino Jr., Resource Speaker, and Consultant of the AQM Management Consultancy Service, once an organization is qualified, the award will be received at Malacañang since this is the highest level of national recognition for exemplary organizational performance.

During the planning, the participants underwent rigid workshops in preparation for the university to be subjected for assessment.
One of the highlights of the workshop is the preparation of the criteria for performance excellence. The criteria are consisted of seven (7) categories- Leadership, Strategy, Customer, Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge (MAC), Workforce, Operations and Results.

Aquino stressed that applying for the quality awards would significantly enable the gaining of an outside perspective of the university’s strengths and opportunities for improvement, receive feedback finding based on the evaluation and can guide the university’s planning and quality and productivity improvement and the exceptional management practices become benchmarks and serve as model for other organizations that are on a similar journey to performance excellence.

He added that the Selection of award recipients is done through Eligibility Determination, Independent Review, Initial Consensus Review, Site Visit Review, and the Final Judges Review. So, it is expected that award recipients are required to share information on their successful performance and quality strategies with other organizations, however, they are not expected to share proprietary information even it is a part of their award application.

On the 3rd day of the seminar, the focus was on the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking for Colleges and Universities where universities show how the global higher education sector is working towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

THE uses carefully calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across four (4) broad areas on Research, Stewardship, Outreach and Teaching.
Aquino emphasized on the objectives of THE on the engagement of senior leaders in SUCs. Among these objectives are exploring impact rankings for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, providing a showcase for the work being delivered to SUCs in their respective communities, and allowing SUCs to demonstrate the differences a university is making to the world we live in.

The KSU team who attended said planning and workshop are Jessie Grace M. Sannadan, Paulino R. Reyes II, Irene Calsiyao, Divina A. Balocnt Ehrol C. Bayed, Mary June U. Wacas, Ruth L. Ladwingon, Diana C. Medrano, Mayshein L. Balagso, and Geraldine S. Baluyan.//UIO