RESEARCH THRUST AND PRIORITIES
Aligned on the NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH AGENDA (NHERA-2) 2009-2018 of the Commission of Higher Education (CHED), SJCBI adopts the following thrusts for establishing priorities in developing research projects, to wit:
TEACHING AND FACILITATING LEARNING:
- Student Learning Characteristics Teaching Strategies and Methods Teaching Training and Teaching Styles
- Alternative Education Models
- Curriculum Development
- Instructional Materials Development
- Learning Assessment Practices
- Global Education
- Language and Society and Culture
- Intercultural Studies
- Business and Entrepreneurship
ADVANCEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE, SPECIALIZATION OR PROFESSION.
- Theoretical Research/Development of Theories in Various Disciplines
- Product Development / Development of Prototype Models
- System Development/Capstone
- Design Development
- Software development
- Software customization
- Information systems development for an actual client (Pilot Testing)
- Web applications development (Alfa Testing on live service)
- Mobile computing system
- Multi-media system
- IT management
IMPROVEMENT OF THE INSTITUTION AND WORKPLACE.
- Project or Program Review / Evaluation
- Impact Studies
- Systems and Procedural Analysis
- Tracer Studies
- Licensure Board Exam / Achievement Test Result /Review Practices
- Quality Assurance Mechanism
- Employee Management
- Data Management
- Management of Public Information and Technology
- Community Extension Services
- Benchmarking and Comparative Studies of Programs / Policies
OTHER RESEARCH PRIORITY THEMES
- Environmental Stewardship
- Spirituality and Humanities
- Policy and Governance
- Community Development
- Research Proposal Preparation
- Research Consultation
- Statistical Data Treatment
- Analysis Interpretation
- Journal Publication Refereeing
Research Policies and Guidance
Saint Joseph’s College of Baggao, Inc. policies and guidelines governing research are intended to support the Institution commitment to the highest standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity in pursuit of its research mission including the commitment to following all laws and regulations related to scientific research. These policies and guidelines are also intended to be consistent with the school’s principal missions of the preservation, pursuit, dissemination and application of knowledge.
Scientific research endeavors carried out by SJCBI faculty, staff, students, fellows, scholars, visiting scientists and other employees is governed by policies and procedures that include, but not limited to, standards of conduct; conflict of interest and commitment; intellectual property; sponsored research; SJCBI research data retention and ownership; responsible conduct of research and research misconduct; and roles and responsibilities related to fiscal stewardship and accountability.
FACULTY RESEARCH POLICIES AND GUIDELINES
Given the diversity of research units in terms of scientific problems and methods, particular units should develop rules or guidelines to foster outstanding research. Such guidelines should be provided to all new researchers prior to their starting work in the College. However, all research units should establish guidelines to include the following:
- The principal investigator should create an environment conducive to unbiased analysis of all data without intentional or unintentional pressure to support a particular hypothesis.
- Units should establish formal mechanisms for frequent and open communication between all members of the unit. One example would be scheduling frequent laboratory meetings at which all members of the unit openly discuss and critique research findings.
- All Full-time and Part-time faculty member of the college is qualified to submit research tittles and or research proposal to the office of the Research Director.
- Once the research proposal is submitted to the office, the Research Director reviews and aligns it to the research thrust of the school before approving it.
- The Research Director will endorse the approved research proposal to the office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs for further review.
- After its approval, the researcher/s will start conducting the research within a given period of time depending on its duration.
- The researcher/s will be deducted of 3-unit from its original workload in consideration of his/her research work.
- Every end of the semester the researcher/s is/are expected to submit his/her/their output.
- Failure to submit output at the given frame will be demerited.
- If the research output is ready, the researcher/s will write a letter to the research director for the presentation, thus the research director endorses it to the office of the VPAA for proper action.
- After which, the research director calls for a subject expert/and or related expert instructors on the subject to join the panel board in critiquing.
- After the presentation, the researcher/s will input all suggestions and recommendations to improve the paper, in preparation for a conference presentation, both national or international if there are.
- The researcher/s is/are expected to submit the full-blown paper.
- All members of the unit should be instructed on accepted methods for recording, storing and protecting research data, both in terms of laboratory notebooks and electronic data. It is the principal investigator’s responsibility to ensure that accepted practice for documentation, data storage, and data protection are followed.
- In collaborative efforts, the respective roles and authorships of all participants should be clearly delineated at initiation of the project.
Procedure for Processing Request for Institutional Support
- Student submits a letter of request endorsed by the thesis adviser and Dean for institutional support to the conference. The letter should indicate the form of support should be accompanied by following documents:
- Letter of acceptance by the conference scientific committee including the category where the research will be presented (poster, or oral)
- Brochure or leaflets containing the details of the conference (dates, venue, program, registration and other fees
- Research Director endorses the letter to VPAA with proposed budget as consulted with the Accounting Office for clarifications. Upon approval by the VPAA, Research Director receives approved request with budget
- Research Director releases and informs student and adviser and receives a copy of the approved budget and request and forward the document for fund processing and release
- Upon return from the conference, student and adviser surrenders copies of certificates, pictures of the presentation and OR of the fees and expenses to the Dean’s Office and Research Director.
PROPOSED STUDENT RESEARCH POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Committed to developing competent professionals is SJCBI’s desire to train our students to be self-directed by means of encouraging them to engage in scientific inquiries and in searching for evidence-based information. The SJCBI through the Research Director aims to facilitate administrators, faculty members and students in their research efforts.
The Research Director have formulated the following policy guidelines and procedures to better serve our students in their research endeavors. The policy covers all academic and co-curricular research projects, capstone studies, development projects, thesis and feasibility studies
STUDENTS RESEARCH POLICY
- All programs shall follow their respective CMO in the conduct and inclusion of Research and development in their courses. The respective programs heads or designated faculty should primarily consult the provisions of their CMOs to determine the minimum requirements in the area of research
- Respective colleges determine the subject or course where research / studies/ capstones / feasibility studies are incorporated in cases where these activities will be undertaken but was not explicitly indicated in the curriculum.
- Arts and Sciences – Research Methodology and Thesis Writing
- IT – Capstone Project
- BA – Intro to Research and Academic Writing; Feasibility Study
- An Institutional Student Research Format shall be prescribed to all programs the students and faculty advisers in the format of their research paper.
- Each College is advised to furnish IRC with the approved abstract of student research proposal and completed research thesis or paper at the end of each of semester for archival purposes.
- All student research, thesis, capstone projects, feasibility studies (proposal works and for implementation) approved by the college dean and research director shall all begin at the start of the semester.
FACULTY ADVISER APPOINTMENT
- A faculty adviser appointed by the Dean of the College shall be given a maximum number of students per group subject to be endorsed for approval by the Research Director.
- 2 students per group in arts and sciences professions
- 2 students per group in BA and IT
- Upon the approval of the appointment, it should be reflected in the faculty loading and the faculty adviser shall receive the corresponding adviser’s honorarium (per group basis) upon submission of the final draft of the research, feasibility and capstone paper.
- Approved faculty adviser loading must be submitted to the Research Director reflecting the schedule of advising per week (day, time, number of hours and room)
- Consultation form in triplicate (Dean’s office, adviser’s copy) shall be submitted and signed by the Dean for monitoring and recording purposed
- Each Adviser will have a maximum of 2 groups per semester and shall devote 20 hours per group per semester.
INVITING EXTERNAL PANELISTS FOR DEFENSE OR PRESENTATION (STUDENTS)
- For Thesis Defense or Presentation that warrants the need for panelists or external adjudicators, faculty –in charge must submit a letter of request to invite panelists for defense within the first month of the semester (June for 1st sem and Nov for 2nd sem). A maximum of 3 panelists per group maybe invited. The letter must contain
- The list of panelists with attached CVs and their qualifications
- attach draft of letter of invitation with Dean’s approval
- The schedule / program flow of the defense of the group’s vis-a vis the panelist who will seat through the defense
- The proposed budget for honoraria for the panelists (1500/group) and the amount that will be collected from the students (if not included in the tuition fee).
- Template of certificate for panelist
Procedures for Honoraria Processing Panel Honoraria
- Adviser submits request letter for approval in inviting Panelists for thesis defense or presentation within the first month of the semester with the required attachments as listed above.
- The Research Director coordinates with the adviser and dean for clarifications and consultations with offices concerned and budget details then endorses the letter to VPAA for final approval, VPAA office returns approved request to the Research Director.
- Research Director releases approved letter, budget (and contract) to the college concerned (Dean informs the adviser, and advises to process cash or cheque honorarium)
- College forwards endorses the request to Accounting Office for cash or cheque processing and preparation of acknowledgement receipt and schedule of release. Thesis adviser receives the cash or check and acknowledgement receipt prior to the schedule of defense
- Subject Adviser issues the cash or cheque to the panelists who signs the acknowledgement receipt and submits the completed grading sheet/s