Vice President for Academics, Dr. Roy Tumaneng in coordination with the Panday-Dunong Center through Mr. Dan Paolo Ramos, MSHM, Research Director called on SJCBI faculty and staff for dynamic research culture during the 2020 Annual Research In-service Training for teachers at Divina Pastora Gymnasium last October 9. This activity aimed to promote and reinforce research as one of the threefold functions of higher education.
The Vice-President for Academic Affairs said that research is a creative and systematic work undertaken to increase stock knowledge. He explained that it involves the collection, organization, and analysis of information to advance understanding of a topic or issue. According to him, a research project may be an expansion of past work in the field.
Dr. Tumaneng, a recipient of the Fellow Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom, encouraged the participants, especially the college instructors, to do their research within a year, depending on the scope of their study. He guaranteed that the administration would approve the deloading of subject assignments once a teacher embarked on research.
The SJCBI Faculty and Research Chair, a well-versed scholar, underlined the importance of research for the faculty’s professional growth, being one of the categories of the Performance Appraisal System for Teachers (PAST).
“Teachers, therefore, may only gain points for promotion if they finish their target study,” he added.
The Quality Assurance and Accreditation Director of the accreditation team for Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) reminded the delegates that research projects are part of the accreditation system.
Furthermore, he assured the faculty and staff that he would assist them in their research and to present their work in a municipal, regional or national setting, given the opportunity, to boost their professional growth.
By Jimboy B. Pagalilauan