HEIs PARTICIPATE IN CHED-ZRC AND VPAR-SPONSORED
RESEARCH PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
The DLSU-Manila-based Commission on Higher Education Zonal Research Center for the National Capital Region Group 1 (CHED ZRC NCR 1), with the Office of the Vice-President for Academics and Research of DLSU-Manila (VPAR), held the first workshop in a month-long series of seminar-workshops on Research Proposal Development for faculty researchers from various higher education institutions (HEIs) in the NCR. The workshop was held last August 5, Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Multipurpose Hall of the Yuchengco Hall.
Researchers who attended represented the Arellano University, Philippine Maritime Institute (PMI College), Emilio Aguinaldo College, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Assumption College-Makati, University of Makati, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Technological University of the Philippines, and the St. Scholastica.
Vice President for Academics and Research, Dr. Julius Maridable, activities pointed out that this workshop is part of DLSU-Manila’s efforts to “reach out and help enrich the research culture in its network of higher education institutions.” The particular aim of the activity is to come up with concept papers for the crafting of research proposals on the theme “The State of Teacher Education Institutions in the National Capital Region: Assessing Teacher Education in Science and Mathematics. Higher Education: Science Teacher Education Issues and Concerns.”
Facilitated by Dr. Auxencia A. Limjap, Chairperson of DLSU-Manila’s Science Education Department, the workshop tackled a total of eleven draft concept papers presented by the participant-researchers. Two research proposal outlines were drawn up from these concept papers. These will later be developed into full blown project proposals by the two research teams formed during the workshop.
Dr. Madelene A. Sta. Maria, ZRC Director and Associate Professor of Psychology of the College of Liberal Arts, welcomed the participants at the opening of the activity and clarified that the outputs of the scheduled workshops are targeted to be endorsed for funding under the Grants-In-Aid (GIA) Program of the CHED national office.
The CHED GIA Program is intended to enhance the support environment for research in higher education by stimulating research among the developing HEIs. This Grant is afforded to research proposals submitted by public and private HEIs in response to priority areas identified as part of a set research agenda, subject to CHED approval. For the NCR, the GIA research priority area themes are: State of Private HEIs in the NCR (Survival of Private HEIs); Academe-Industry Linkage: Demand Supply; Business and Society Research on Value Formation, Social Responsibility, Ethics and Environmentalism; and, The Effects of Urbanization. Upcoming workshops scheduled over the month of August 2006 will tackle these various themes.
Resource persons and facilitators to be involved in the next workshops include Dr. Tereso Tullao, Jr., Director of the Center for Business and Economics Research (CBRD), Assistant Professor Merlin Teodosia C. Suarez, Director of the Center of Research in Advanced Information and Computing Technology (AdRIC), and Dr. Benito Teehankee, Associate Professor of DLSU-PSI Graduate School of Business.