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Call for Faculty Research Proposals for First Term School Year 2020-2021

John Lester Fontanos

September 18, 2020

SLC RESEARCH AGENDA (2017-2022)
General Topics and Suggested Parameters

A. Researches along the CICM Missionary Advocacies

 

Suggested Parameters:

readiness,involvement/participation,competence,satisfactoriness, effectiveness of modalities/processes/ practices/ intervention/ integration/  programs, main and interacting factors affecting one’s commitment and passion to the advocacy/ ies, impact on one’s spirituality and personality, problems encountered, challenges

1.

Justice and Peace

2.

Integrity of Creation

3.

Youth Formation

4.

Vocation Promotion

5.

Ecumenical Dialogue (Inter-religious Dialogue)

6.

Care for Disadvantaged Children

7.

Indigenous Peoples

B.       Policy - Oriented Researches

 

Suggested Parameters:

extent of integration into school policies, instruction,school programs/ activities/ practices;  extent of manifestation; level of effectiveness/ efficacy; level of satisfaction; impact on one’s professional, academic, spiritual, behavioral dimensions; problems encountered, challenges

1.

Extent of realization of the school’s philosophy (goals, objectives, & core values)

2.

Efficacy of institutional processes involved in management, instruction, campus ministry, research, extension, publication, student services, student leadership, Christian leadership/ discipleship, institutional development, quality assurance/ accreditation, etc., in the development of quality human capital

3.

Governance and/or management policies and practices;  human resources development and/or personnel management

4.

Physical plant and facilities in relation to the delivery of quality education: a basis for policy and improvement plans

5.

Energy conservation and efficiency (Energy Audit)

6.

Student development/ leadership/ governance

7.

Delivery of student services

8.

Relevance and effectiveness of admission and retention policies and practices

9.

Academic-socio-economic-cultural-religious profile of students as basis for development programs

10.

Effectiveness/ impact assessment on scholarship programs

11.

Effectiveness of guidance programs and services

12.

Development, utilization, and effectiveness of instructional modalities and materials

13.

Employees’ ICT utilization

14.

Efficacy of infrastructure/ administrative support for ICT

15.

Efficacy of instructional policy on the various disciplines

16.

Impact of intervention programs to promote learning

17.

Competence/Performance of students in various courses as basis for curriculum enrichment

18.

Innovations in educational management

ex: internationalization of courses/ subjects;  Initiatives for ASEAN Integration

19.

Innovations in educational management;  ex: Internationalization of courses/ subjects;  Initiatives for ASEAN Integration

20.

Competence of graduating students enrolled in board programs along research/communication/critical thinking/ problem-solving

21.

Best practices in student teaching, office practicum, on-the-job training programs

22.

Impact/effectiveness of academe-industry partnership/ linkages; interschool linkages (international, national,  local)

23.

Relationship between performance of students/graduates in licensure exams/ skills proficiency assessment tests/ achievement tests and their academic performance

24.

Research competence and productivity/engagement of the faculty

25.

Predictors of research performance of senior/graduating students

26.

Utilization of research and extension results

C.    Graduate/Alumni Tracer Studies 

 

Suggested Parameters:

employability of graduates; market relevance/ global competitiveness;  effectiveness/relevance of curricular programs

D. Action Researches

 

Suggested Parameters:

effectiveness of classroom-based intervention strategies in improving student academic performance/ participation/ other identified instruction-based problems

E. Extension-Oriented Researches

1.

Needs assessment of household/ barangay/ community/ professional group/ small or medium enterprise as basis for extension projects    

2.

Impact assessment/effectiveness of specific extension/ community-based projects on the implementers and beneficiary client-partner communities

3.

Effectiveness of community-based  management programs

4.

Capability/ Effectiveness of SLC in providing pro bono para-legal services

5.

Capability/Effectiveness of SLC as an adult education center for micro, small, and medium scale enterprises and/or functional literacy.

F.  Project Feasibility Studies

 

Suggested Parameters:

desirability of proposed academic programs or school-based projects,i.e. those contemplated in the Institutional Development Plan/ Institutional Strategic Plan, based on the results along market, technical, organization and management, financial, and socio-economic dimensions

G. Research Linkages

 

Suggested Parameters:

needs/ impact assessment, best practices, implications to SLC policies and practices

1.

Efficacy of partnership/linkage/ consortium with international academic/research institutions, CICM institutions, regional line agencies, local government units, civil society organizations

2.

Effectiveness of collaboration with of CSOs/POs as partnersin local governance and development

3.

Best practices in managing small and medium scale enterprises; impact of micro-financing on poverty alleviation

4.

Human rights-based ordinance tracking; impact on human rights education and advocacy

5.

Efficacy of SLC as a Center for Human Rights Education

6.

Efficacy of SLC as a Center of Excellence for Teacher Education and Center of Teacher Training Institution 

7.

Impact of 4Ps on the status of education, health, and nutrition of beneficiaries

8.

Green architecture and engineering; design development of climate-change responsive structures (houses/buildings, roads, seawalls, pylons/towers, water impounding structures, and bridges); rainwater harvesting and utilization design for residential, commercial, and office buildings

9.

Community mobilization on climate change, health and sanitation, energy conservation and disaster mitigation.

10.

Ecology and bioinformatics; bioassays;  taxonomy and conservation of flora and fauna in partner-client barangays/ marshlands/shallow waters off LU;

11.

Environmental management assessment

12.

Biodiversity vulnerability to climate change;  Salt-water intrusion in agricultural lands and water table/aquifer

13.

Impact of wetlands/marshlands on the local ecology/ biodiversity

14.

Disaster risk and mitigation studies (profiles on flooding, erosion, landslides,  tsunami, sea surges, seismicity)

15.

Commodity flow, process/product development and improvement;  technology transfer and commercialization of ethnic food, local fruits, handicraft, other products/industries in Region 1

16.

Cultivation, propagation, and commercialization of exotic fruit trees and ornamental plants, cut-flowers

17.

Other researchable topics from CHED, NEDA, DOST-ICIEERD, CHR, DSWD, R1HRDC, DepEd) that have bearing on SLC policies and practices

Prepared by:

 

Dr. Daniel B. Paguia
Research Officer
July 17, 2017