Tracing the path of the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) graduates

Stacy Haynie B. Ayson
Faculty, School of Teacher Education and Liberal Arts
University of Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7669-2072
Email: stacyayson@e.ubaguio.edu

ABSTRACT

Tracer studies serve as a means of quality assurance in education. The employability of the graduates reflects the standards and services of the different programs. This study traced the path of the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) graduates, particularly from the BSED English and BA English courses. This group is significant because the ETEAAP graduates have been in their respective industries for at least five years, thus also serving as sources of industry requirements or feedback. To attain the objective even during a pandemic, the researcher drafted, sent, and retrieved the questionnaire through Google forms. The findings include the following. First, the graduates are employed in different parts of Asia and locally in government and private institutions. Second, most of the graduates experienced career advancement and opportunities for further studies right after graduation. Third, the Linkages office of the University of Baguio has performed a satisfactory job implementing the program. Lastly, the recommended enhancements may be adopted to strengthen the identified aspects for improvement further.

Keywords: Tracer, ETEEAP, BSED English, BA English