The Regional Offices are the dynamic and empowered frontline organic units of CHED that adhere to the highest principles of good governance, accountability, transparency and efficient service to the stakeholders of higher education. With the most crucial role the CHEDRO’s play in the implementation of the policies and programs of the Commission and in higher education reform, they have the following general terms of reference:

  • Monitors the implementation of national policies and programs and enforcement of academic standards at the regional level;
  • Coordinates the formulation of higher education plans and programs that are responsive to the needs and potentials of the region in consultation with other regional offices;
  • Provides assistance to the CHED Central Office in the allocation of resources and preparation of the composite higher education budget for the region;
  • Undertakes research; conducts/outsources studies applicable to the region and disseminates information to all institutions and agencies;
  • Provides technical assistance and develops relevant training program to higher education institutions; and
  • Collects and analyzes higher education information relative to the region and maintains an adequate management information system.

Calapan OrMin Regional Office

Specifically, the CHEDROs also :

  • Implements the plans, policies, standards, guidelines, rules and regulations promulgated by the Commission concerning the operation of Higher Education Institutions in the different regions;
  • Monitors and evaluates the performance of Higher Education Institutions in the region in terms of compliance to minimum standards for the various higher education programs;
  • Issues permits and recognition for the various program offerings of private higher education institutions;
  • Coordinates the implementation of projects and programs of the Commission in the region for the development and improvement of the higher education system;
  • Formulates and updates regional higher education development plans;
  • Implements scholarship, study grants and student financial assistance programs as well as other relevant student auxiliary services
  • Gathers and consolidates basic higher education data/statistics for the region;
  • Disseminates PSGs, higher education data and other relevant information for guidance of stakeholders;
  • Coordinates the provision of efficient and effective student services (e.g., issuance of Special Orders; certification, authentication and verification of academic records, etc.);
  • Represents the Commission and participates in the affairs of the Regional Development Council; and
  • Establishes networks/linkages with and participates in the activities of other government and non-government agencies, organizations or institutions.

CHEDRO with SUCs President