CHED designates TAU as COE in teacher education, COD in agriculture
CAF’s Agricultural Education identified as a Center of Development
The Commission on Higher Education gave the University a cause for celebration as it awards the then Tarlac College of Agriculture a recognition as a Center of Development (COD) effective January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.
As a Center of Development, TAU is recognized as a unit that has the potential to be a Center of Excellence in the future, with its rating in the evaluation an evidence that it has the capability to become one. Also, it must take note of the following responsibilities: (1) act as role model/leader in the community in terms of delivering AE programs; (2) sustain and enhance research capabilities and upgrade professional and research graduate programs in the field; (3) provide assistance to agencies /institutions within its geographical area of coverage; (4) develop quality instructional programs through faculty development activities and upgrading facilities and library holdings; (5) undertake basic and applied research activities on emerging trends and advancements in the field; (6) undertake extension and linkage projects through regional or national consortia agreements, internationalization activities and industry-academe collaboration; (7) undertake activities / projects necessary in developing quality education in AE in line with the thrusts of the government; (8) accelerate the development of AE through strategic developmental programs and projects; and (9) establish linkages with Centers of Excellence in the same discipline to further improve its capability to undertake research in the field.