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Research Expertise Building for HEI Faculty and Graduate Students

Through a non-competitive, enabling, inter-disciplinary and collaborative approach, HEIs representatives were brought together to define a common research agenda and develop corresponding research projects that could be funded through the CHED’s Grant-In-Aid program.  The objective is to share, transmit and co-create new knowledge first through training-workshops that steer away from traditional seminars and move towards immersion into actual research activities.  Consequently, the projects under this program combine the objectives of research capability building and research output generation or even utilization.

Project 1: Proposal Development Workshops

The development of a research climate should be the responsibility of each HEI.  However, given the varying standards in each HEI, it may help the process if a series of training-seminars were conducted.  These seminars are output-oriented and are geared towards GIA project proposal development and implementation.  To work towards actual research output, including publication, a more concerted research development program is necessary.  The designing of the workshops and their actual implementation are led selected research experts in the four research thrusts of the ZRC NCR 1.  These can be used to specifically target and assist the HEIs in the areas of difficulty they encounter, or are expected to encounter, as they undertake research-related work.

Project 2:  Research through the Grants-In-Aid

Given the reality that research funds from HEIs and funding agencies are limited and oftentimes insufficient, this component of the ZRP seeks to encourage research participation by providing support to undertakings in line with the ZRC’s research agenda.  The approved research agenda focuses on four principal areas:  State of the Higher Education Institutions, Business and Society, Academic-Industry Linkage and Urbanization.  The following table shows the proposed research projects for 2009 under each area:

Research Priority Area

Planned GIA-funded Researches



State of Private Higher Education Institutions in the National Capital Region

1.  Sociolinguistic Surveys on the Medium of Instruction in Higher Education: analysis & implications

To undertake a series of educational/sociolinguistic surveys involving key-holders in the higher education system in the NCR that would provide broad parameters to consider a medium-of-instruction (MOI) policy for Philippine higher education.


2. Graduate employability of Private HEIs in the NCR: Basis for policy formulation in curriculum development

To determine the graduate employability of HEIs in the National Capital Region


3. Response of Selected Private HEIs in the NCR to Internalization of their Curricular Programs

To evaluate how the selected Private HEIs in NCR enrich their curricular programs to respond to the needs of the international market.


4. Towards the Development of a Conceptual Framework for Internationalizing Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines

The study seeks to develop a conceptual framework for the internationalization of HEIs in the Philippines 


5. Expected and Actual Experiential Learning of Pre-Service Teachers Gauged from Two Congruent Standards for Achieving Success

Determine the extent of demonstration of the teaching competencies to show the pre-service eachers' level of success, and of the TEIs in reference to the standards and expectations of the NTEC and NCBTS as revealed by the assessment of theoretical and practical knowledge in five major area contents, and theoretical and practical knowledge of content delivery systems.




Business and Society Relations Region

1. A Survey of Factors that contribute to the commission of corrupt practices in business dealings with government an implications on curriculum redesigning

The study will be able to identify the graft and corrupt practices committed by business managers, accountants, tax agents and quality controllers in the business sectors.


2. The State of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Education in Metro Manila Area Colleges and Universities

The main objective of this survey is to explore what school and school administrators/faculty think about CSR education and research. 


3. Developing sustainable community economics (integrating cooperatives and micro-enterprises, health services)

To explore how “business and the academe” shape meaningful relationships that are integrative and humane, considering that it is the educational institutions that shape the thoughts of the businessmen and teach the paradigms by which business-society relations are conducted


4. Lamoiyan Corporation Model: The Employment of the Differently-Abled Sector to Large Scale Manufacturing Industry as Perceived by Selected Stakeholders

This study attempts to significantly contribute to the social and economic well-being of the following selected stakeholders: employees, shareholders, communities, government and consumers.




Academe-Industry Linkage

1. Determinants of the best practices on practicum programs in selected Asian countries

The objective of the study is to know the determinants of the best practices on practicum programs of selected Asian Countries.


2. Academe-Industry Linkage: A Framework for government support policies towards a knowledge-based economy

Determine the effectiveness of these government policies on the three degree programs in promoting academe-industry linkage as perceived by selected universities and industry associations


3. Status Report: The State of Higher Education Institutions-Industry Partnership among CHED-NCR-ZRC group 1 HEIs members

The research explores the university–industry partnership (UIP)—or more specifically, partnership between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in CHED-NCR-ZRC and industry which primarily aims to document at the same time prepare a status report of partnership programs, projects and activities of HEIs and industry partners


4. Redirecting and Addressing the Knowledge-Based Curricula towards Knowledge-Based Economy

Identify the type of linkage between the academe and the industry as reflected in the curricular programs and the requirements of the industry


5. Academe-Industry Linkages and Research in the Philippine HEIs

To determine the Academe-Industry Linkages and Research in the Philippines




Urbanization: Issues and Concerns

Response of HEIs to the call for Urban Development: The community extension programs of two selected schools

To identify the best practices of selected HEIS in the implementation of its community extension programs and to build a model of urban development for use of Higher Education Institutions


Profile of the Urban Poor Settlers in some selected Metropolitan Cities: Its implications to policy making and governance

Provide information necessary for the creation of policies to help uplift life condition of the urban poor in some selected cities in Metro Manila


Case Studies on Changing Value System of youth in Urbanizing Communities

To interpret the data based in the Filipino values system and to propose a model of changing values system of the youth



Life Histories of Filipinos of Known Integrity:  Case Analysis of Contexts and Development of Competencies of Moral Exemplars

To conduct case studies of Filipino of Integrity with the end in view of identifying common themes in the cases life histories, and in their personal accounts of their cognitions about and reflections on integrity


Eliciting Primes and Narratives of Iintegrity in Cognitive and Economic Experiments, Textual Corruption Discourses, and Ordinary Language Through Discourse Analyses

One objective unites this research's differing approaches:  the deployment of integrity in understanding and battling corruption.  This particular research is part of a bigger research project that aims to develop an index, primes, and /or lexicon of integrity or dangal that will serve as the core of further action research to counter and fight corruption in society.


Integrity and Anti-Corruption in the Family

The research will focus on exploring "family integrity" as social capital and why it could be an important ingredient in addressing corruption.  As part of a multi-pronged research initiative which aims to develop an index, primes, and / or lexicom of integrity or dangal / that will serve as the core of further action research to counter corruption in society, this project's action component is intended to help empower families and serve not only as sounding boards, or a mere listing of social taboos to be avoided, but also as key points for the development of integrity indicators.

Project 3: Discussion Forums and Intra-GIA Research Methods Trainings

In cooperation with GIA teams that shall be formed, tailor-fit trainings on research methods (both quantitative and qualitative approaches) and forums on GIA findings shall be sponsored and held in various HEIs within the Zone.  Over a 3-year period, research workshops across disciplines shall be conducted as a venue for exchanging views on methodologies and new ideas utilized and generated by ongoing researches in the Zone. These research workshops should further pump prime research culture enhancement in our partner HEIs, especially the least research productive ones.  Again, these can be used to specifically target and assist the least-research productive HEIs in the Zone as they undertake research-related work.

Project 4:  Research Immersion for Junior Faculty and Graduate Students

The GIA and other research teams that shall be formed through ZRC initiatives and support should include junior faculty or graduate students to expose them to and further hone them in actual research work.  The research experts and GIA team leaders are expected to ensure that these apprentice researchers are properly guided and are actually able to work on the projects of the GIA teams.  Each GIA team should host at least two junior faculty members or currently enrolled graduate students from among the zone’s HEIs.  These “apprentices” shall be provided modicum support by the ZRC and are expected to submit “research immersion reports” on their experiences at the completion of their project involvement.


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