THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BULACAN STATE UNIVERSITY City of Malolos Issue No. 1 September 2011 In this issue Faculty Research Grants p3 Opening Salvo for S.Y. 2011-2012: Collaborative Researches p4 Research Awards p4 BulSU Partners with LGU p6RDC Holds Seminar - Writeshop on Preparation CS Latest Advocacy p7and Financing of Research Proposals RDC Plan of Action p10 The Writeshop conducted by percentages. The following realities and drastically move on to theRDC last July 8, 2011 brought are summarized: international level. (Parochialtogether a group of experts from research outputs or local journals There is the urgency for the with “Iskul Bukol” standards do notdifferent colleges and units of the university to produce research anymore count duringUniversity, who were capable of accreditations). outputs across disciplines andidentifying the issues related to institutions and have thesetheir disciplines. Dr. Danilo Hilario, published in the international level, The University’s GraduateVP for Planning, Research and specifically in the International School Program should be theExtension, admonished research Scientific Indexed (ISI) Journals. bastion, the fountainhead in research production. It is in thestakeholders to pool resources, The University is putting more level of consciousness thatdefine issues and come up with problems arise. Professional premium on instruction andmeaningful proposals. advancement and achievements producing quality graduates with competitive academic do not just end “There is an allotment for with PhDs or and technical skills atresearch proposals to the tune of par with international “Let us publish, lest EdDs. Degreeeight million pesos, and faculty standards, with high we perish!” holders should notresearchers are given the same have the negative batting average inopportunities. This is a continuous complacency with board licensureprocess, a good avenue for you to stock thinking and examinations; yet,build your own niche,” said knowledge depression. neglecting the Quality of ResearchDr. Hilario. Dissertation outputs are the which constitutes 60% of the criteria set for Accreditation; Teaching Magnum Opus of educators’ It is lamentable indeed, that academic profession; hence, Quality is only 20%, and Quality ofthere is money in research but few unless they publish or present their Students, also 20%.are interested. Dr. Hilario also left paper in the international levela very strong reminder; “Let us The budget forpublish, lest we perish!” research has been allocated but there are The Resource Speaker, Dr. no takers and noNicomedes Roberto Pagulayan, winning researchDirector of CHED Zonal Research proposals have beenCenter for Region III and Executive submitted.Director of AUF Research Center,presented data as to the status of For the University to move onresearch outputs published by to Level IVleading SUCs in Region 3 in the Accreditation, it has tointernational level (CLSU, TSU, purposively strengthenBulSU) which puts our university in its Research anda dismal level in terms of Extension Programs Dr. Pagulayan welcomes questions from the participants continued on page 3
Page 2 they just Dr. Danilo S. Hilario Challenges and Context Dr. Mariano C. De Jesus We’re indeed happy for the birth of “The Quest” whose maiden issue carries all research related issues and concerns of the academe. We decided to put up one publication with the hope of sustaining the effort With this maiden issue of the of various stakeholders of keeping the academies informed not so much “The Quest” for the fiscal year, let me as we are involved in the discipline of research in general; but most extend my warmest greetings to all. I would importantly, we have the duty as leaders and examples to our youth to like to congratulate the staff, contributors renew and uphold even more our highest commitment to national and Coordinators from all colleges and development through research. campuses for their never ending efforts and Our task is to address the burning issues confronting the field of endeavors in coming up with research research today. We have, in the preparation to this maiden issue, taken outputs, with the sheer desire of uplifting the liberty to present the initiative by each colleges encapsulated into quality life. news items/reports which are all perceived to be relevant and significant to all sectors concerned. However, the news items are by no means Indeed, upholding the ideals of Bulacan limitation of the more substantial and deeper ramifications of the State University, this RDC Newsletter will development taking place in the research field perceived by the always be one of the best channels to concerned sectors. Precisely, this newsletter is here to share our convey pertinent details, achievements and experiences, success and perhaps, our shortcomings in our effort to research significant activities of the improve our research pursuits. Our news items, pictorials, no matter how University in pursuit of relevance and insignificant and humble, would spell success or failure of this undertaking. excellence. We would like to say “kudos” to all stake holders who made this Congratulations! issue possible (Can Dr. Merly be far behind?). Let this be the time for all of us to face the challenges of today towards a brighter tomorrow. Dr. Dinia Delfina S. Reyes Finally, we’ve come up with this Newsletter that would cater to all the colleges and units of the University. “The Quest” captures the real essence of research - the never ending search for knowledge, and the constant efforts of translating all these into practical use. Call it pragmatism with clear shades of functionality of the most essential things academically unearthed. Like a baby being birthed, the Newsletter went through labor pains, with all the research outputs and activities waiting to be “capsulized” and presented. Certainly, when it comes to content, the RDC finds it overwhelmingly never wanting. In Research parlance, countless possibilities and opportunities are at the offing; and things are just waiting to be scrutinized, touched, discovered and confirmed. We are thus exhorting you to share good ideas, quality feature articles and newsworthy events, and let the whole academic community and the world read your research schemes, projects and accomplishments. This time we all rushing to level up and go international. For this issue, we are featuring the major research activities which include faculty paper presentations, trainings attended, recognition and research awards received and collaborative research and extension efforts with the communities. We want to hear from you more often. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Your comments, suggestions and letter to the Editor are welcome.
Page 3 Seminar-Writeshop… from page 1 contribute to the usual culture of forms and providing management “Where did we go wrong? “in-breeding”, fostering the support for research, incentives and We often blame corruption, over traditional comfort zone policies for faculty development population and poverty, mentality and seem to have programs. forgetting that those are effects gotten stalled in the middle of the or symptoms rather than causes hi-way of discovery and Close monitoring of of underdevelopment. We have transmission. stakeholders or research spent too much time and proponents would ensure that no resources addressing problem To foster the research resources would be wasted and symptoms instead of attending to culture in the academe, the proper research outputs in an their causes. The direct cause of Graduate School policies should academic setting be propelled more underdevelopment is poor be geared towards attainment of within the realm of extension work Science and Technology, international norms and and thus strongly interfacing brought about by failure to do standards for performance; research and extension practices in research properly.” curricula, academic processes the academe. (Underscoring by Dr. Pagulayan). should be research-directed; (CAL: Dr. Dinia S. Reyes) research mentoring and mentoring re-tooling should be Dr. Pagulayan shared this strengthened; formation of strong statement by his mentor, consortia in various Dr. Flor Lacanilao:Faculty and Student Research Projects Receive Institutional Funding The year 2010 saw thecompletion of four (4) researchprojects which were institutedthrough internal funding sources.With the R&D Center at the helm,the University continues toimplement programs and activitiesrelevant to the institution’sresearch mandate. Strengths and Needs ofFaculty Members of BULSU:Input to ProfessionalDevelopment Program. With theacademic community as the target Memorandum of Agreement, March 29, 2010beneficiaries, the proponents, with Dr. Alfredo Mendoza and selected Mechanical engineering studentsDr. Emerlita Naguiat, Dr. VickyValenzuela and Dr. Erlinda completed in collaboration with Merissa Lanoso, the project hasVillamoran aimed at determining selected Mechanical engineering won two major research awards forthe professional strengths and students, namely: Kenneth its creativity and innovativeness.needs of faculty based on their Santos, Francis Faustino, Johnlevel of competencies. Results Entereso and Jerbert Bilale. Oxy-acetylene Pathfinder.served as basis on the formulation This project was completed byof a professional development Marx 58 Tire Stripper. Dr. Alfredo Mendoza and aprogram for the faculty. The study designed and fabricated group of Mechanical engineering a device that will easily break the students consisted of Jessie Mechanical Can Crusher. bead, dismount and mount land Ramirez, Denis Gonzales, RusselThis research project fabricated a vehicle tires. Headed also by Dr. Macale and Ruel Dutado. It wasmachine for crushing aluminum Alfredo Mendoza, and in developed to improve thecans into smaller pieces for collaboration with selected traditional technique of cuttingthe purpose of recycling and Mechanical engineering students metals especially when formingsaving storage space. Led by Dr. namely; R-Jay Relano, Christian perfect circles and straight lines.Alfredo Mendoza, the project was Tuazon, Mark Anthony Redo and (CAL: Dr. Dinia S. Reyes) and
Page 4Collaborative Researches The University continues to Ms. Alma D. Politano and Tuberculosis and Determinationexplore external funding Mr. Raymund F. Javier, faculty Treatment Compliance”, is aopportunities and thereby members from the College of collaborative effort with variousestablish functional research Science, were designated as SUCs, private HEIs and selectedlinkages with various institutions. lead researchers for this study government agencies.Two (2) collaborative research representing the Universityprojects were approved during the in various research activities With a 2.4M funding grantlast quarter of 2010 in the fields of specified in the Contract. from the PCHRD-DOST and DOH,medicinal and health researches. The study has recently conducted the study aims to evaluate and brine shrimp bioassay for improve the implementation of the In collaboration with AUF, toxicity, REC assay for National Tuberculosis Program inNEUST and CLHRDC, the study mutagenicity and micronucleus Region III. The study hasentitled “Pharmacological Studies assay for mutagenicity completed its hospital surveys andof Selected Medicinal Plants” was and antimutagenicity. interviews to date. (Ms. Carla M.first approved last May 2010 with Mandap)a funding grant of Php150,000.00 The second approved studyfrom the Phillip Morris Phil. Inc. entitled, “Patients’ knowledge ofFaculty and Student Research Projects Win Awards The College of Engineering Device)” developed and presented R-Jay Relano with Dr. Alfredo sthas takes pride and enjoys the by a group of students from the Mendoza as Adviser, won 1 prizestrong and increasing success in class of Engr. Rina Santiago, (Innovation Category) in the rdresearch performance for the spearheaded by Don Angelo 3 Annual Research Award (ARAWAcademic Year 2010-2011. Teodoro and Engr. Oliver Mariano 2010) held at the Polytechnic stThe Electronics and as Adviser, won 1 Prize with a University of the Philippines (PUP)Communications Engineering cash equivalent of Php500,000.00 Sta Mesa, Manila last March 10,(ECE) and Mechanical to the winning team and 2011. The same research studyEngineering (ME) departments Php500,000.00 in the form of a was presented in the DOST-TAPIhave won top awards in two major grant to BulSU. The competition 2010 Joint Central Luzon andresearch competitions was participated by SWEEP NCR Invention Contests andshowcasing new ideas in mobile partner schools and the final Exhibits held in the Hiyas ngand broadband communications judging was made by a panel of Bulacan Convention Center, Cityand mechanical engineering, experts selected by Smart of Malolos on August 24-26, 2010.respectively. Communications last March. Having emerged as one of the Regional winners under the The entry of the ECE In addition to this, the project Student Creative Research thdepartment in the 8 SWEEP “MARX 58 Tire Stripper” designed Category, the project was broughtInnovation and Excellence Awards by a group of Mechanical of to the National Competition inentitled “3D (Dengue Detecting engineering students headed by Cebu City last November. The College of Engineering is highly motivated in soaring spirit, and greatly inspired by the incentives that come with these accomplishments. Looking forward that in the coming years, there will be more to expect as the campaign and support to conduct more competitive research outputs, intensified by the R&D Center and with full coordination of the Dean of Engineering, Dr. Nicanor Dela Rama. Marx 58 Tire Stripper Project Exhibit during the DOST-TAPI (COE: Engr. Rina S.P. Santiago) Invention Contest and Exhibit last August 24-26, 2010
Page 5CSSP Gears CHE Faculty Attends Research Seminarstowards the In line with the university’s Tourism industries. Furthermore,Promotion of vision of developing graduates capable of responding to the new trends in Hospitality and Tourism researches and activitiesResearch Culture needs of the Region and the demands of global standards, the were discussed. Dr. Melissa Lucia-Reyes, College of Home Economics Moreover, two of theChairperson of the Department of (CHE) thru its faculty, attended a members of the CHE ResearchPsychology of the De La Salle seminar on “Primer on Research Council attended a Seminar-University-Taft, Manila with her Methods in Hospitality and Writeshop sponsored by the R&Dcolleague, Ms. Mary Ann Garo Tourism” at the UP Asian Institute Center of the Bulacan StateSantiago, delivered a lecture on of Tourism last May 18, 2011. University last July 8, 2011.how to conduct research using This seminar was sponsored by Thru these events, the Collegequantitative and qualitative the Union of Filipino Tourism hopes to bring out the bestresearch designs. This was held Educators (UFTE). The seminar research outputs in the Hospitalitylast June 9, 2011 in Tanghalang provided insights on how and Tourism industries.Plaridel, Audio Visual Room of the qualitative and quantitative (CHE: Ms. Joanna May C.CSSP Building and was researches are conducted and Nepomuceno)participated by the Social Science designed in the Hospitality andfaculty members. This undertaking is part of the 4th CICT In-House Review awards “Best Capstone Project” and “Best ProjectCSSP Taunang Talastasan wherediscourses on various topics andissues under the umbrella ofsocial sciences and philosophy Design” Categoriesare given elucidation forcontinuing professional education The College of Information & 2) “of its faculty members. Communications Technology held Online Reservation System th its 4 In-House Review of for Amana Waterpark” by On June 30, 2011, a Seminar- Completed Student Research Mark Bryan Pangan,Writeshop in the College was Studies and Projects last March Sunshine Lazaro, Darwinconducted to apply theknowledge gained during the in- 25, 2011 at the CICT Reading Dela Cruz, Norman Galman,service training. It was held in the Center. and Neil Justine SantosCSSP library and was attended by Mr. Project Adviser: Mrs.Bobby Lopez, Mr. Ricardo Capule, Selected researches of Mrs. Rosemarie BaustistaJr., Ms. Josefina Ochoa, Ms. Information Technology and 3) “RFID Library System forCatherine Lazaro, Ms. Ria Computer Technology senior Bulacan Provincial Library”Ignacio, Mr. Frederick John students were witnessed during by Aevin Joseph Rabago,Macale, and Mr. Charles Joseph the paper presentation. For the Bernadette Polintan, JennyDe Guzman. After a long day of BS Information Technology Lyn Espina, Anne Veronicabrainstorming and deliberation, Capstone Project, the following Onciangco, Allan Andresthe group finally drafted a papers were presented through and Sarie Durante.research entitled “Career the help and guidance of Project Adviser: Mr. AdrianWomen’s Perceived Level of Mr. Orlando S. Palmero, Jr.: ValmocinaParticipation in Family DecisionMaking Process”. And for the BIT Computer 1) “CICT Online Grade Technology Project Design, Evaluation System” by Paul through the support and These efforts of the research Raymond Mendiola, Daniel guidance of its Coordinator, Mr.proponents from the College Dionisio, Bryan Salting, Arvin Pagsibigan, the followingcollectively respond to the Mary Rose Torculas and researches were presented:challenge of the University to Akbar Tumale.develop the research culture in Project Adviser: Mr. Alex 1.) “CICT Public Addressingthe academic community for the Caparas and Information System”upliftment of quality life.(CSSP: Mr. Bobby DG. Lopez) by John Webster Abihay; continued on page 6
Page 6 CICT In-house… from page 5 Adrian Alejandro; Ma. Bustos Campus Partners with Local Concepcion Alfonso; Ariel Bautista Mark Sean Lao; Government to Undertake Researches Marielle Shyra Pangilinan, Edy- Lyn B. Velasco; John Mark Perez; and Dexter David Reyes. Project Adviser: Mr. Ruel Paraiso 2.) “Multi Purpose Mobile Phone Station” by Alexander L. Aguilar; Benjie G. Guinto, Airene G. Din, Nico John D. Jolo, Jayson Manalo. Paul Jhon P. Carlos, Richard Arienda, Terrence delos Reyes, and Alvin Manio Project Adviser Mrs. Digna Evale Dr. Mariano C. De Jesus, Mayor Arnel F. Mendoza and the Administrators of the 3.) “7-in-1 Key Operated Media BulSU-Bustos Campus signed the Memorandum of Agreement last July 25, 2011 Device” by Winston S. Adriano, Joseph Aven B. Capiral, Aljhon C. Mallari; Jason L.Maquiñana, The Bulacan State University The activity showcased the Nikko C. Meneses, Rose Ann C. is true to its mission of building a faculty researches which were Macaraig, Joseph DR. Ignacio, critically evaluated by the R&D transformative community as Jezrel O. Acoriza; Vanessa Director, Dr. Emerlita S. Naguiat; Calderon, and Dennis D. Javier manifested by the recently Project Adviser: Mr. Eddinel concluded MOA signing between Asst. Director Ms. Ma. Jenina A. Valentino. the BulSU represented by Tongol and Dr. Reynaldo Sagum, Dr. Mariano C. De Jesus and faculty member of Bustos. Local Government of Bustos, (Bustos Campus: Leoncia Jane The Board of Judges for the Azunta T. Nicdao) represented by Mayor Arnel F. BSIT category consisted of Prof. Mendoza, last July 25, 2011 in Bernandino P. Malang, Director of front of the Bustos Municipal the School of Information Building. Technology Education of Baliuag University; and Engr. Romano A. Nursing Faculty and Students This endeavor undertakes Gabrillo and Engr. Alexander M. pertinent research activities Aquino, faculty members of the BulSU College of Engineering. which include the improvement of Day Care Teachers, promotion “Demystified” by For the BIT Computer of the local government through the creation of website; and Dr. Denise Polit Technology category, Board of Judges consisted of the following: development and utilization of the Angat River. The College of Nursing together Mr. Romeo Robles, Head of the with about hundreds of Nursing ECT Department of BulSU Also present in the MOA schools in the country attended the College of Industrial Technology; signing were the Administrators series of lecture and seminar- Mr. Rufino De Jesus, OJT and R&D staff of BulSU-Bustos workshop on Nursing research held Coordinator of BulSU College of Campus and members of the at various venues last January 2011 Information and Communications Sangguniang Bayan. and jointly sponsored by the Mique Technology; and Mr. Gregorio de International Conference and Event Leon, Chairman of Sound System The Bustos Campus also Planners (MICEP). Committee of BulSU. spearheaded its 4th In-house The seminar-workshop for The research projects, “Online Review of Completed Faculty students was held at the Philippine Reservation System for Amana Researches on August 4, 2011 Trade Training Center, Pasay City Waterpark” and “Multi-Purpose held at the AVR of Pancho last January 23 and 30 while the Mobile Phone Station” emerged Building, through the efforts of its workshop for faculty was held last as winners in the Best Capstone newly designated Research January 24 at the College of Project and Best Project Design Coordinator, Ms. Leoncia Jane St. Benilde Hotel, Manila. Categories, respectively. (CICT: Azunta T. Nicdao. Ms. Eunice B. Custodio) continued on page 7
Page 7Nursing Seminar… from page 6 “Motor Operated Lazy Susan” wins The theme for the event was“Demystifying Nursing Research: R&D AwardsA lifelong Path to Evidence-BasedNursing Practice”, with the top The College of Industrialworld expert on research and the Technology (CIT) held their localwell-acclaimed author on nursing In-House Review of Completedresearch, Dr. Denise Polit, as the Researches last November 15,resource speaker. Dr. Polit is an 2010 at the CIT E-Learning Center.American researcher, but not a The event was participated by thenurse by profession. She has following faculty members: Dr.published a book being used by Dolly P. Maroma and Mr. Jay Dealmost all Nursing schools entitled Jesus from the Food Technology“Nursing Research: Generating Department; Engr. Bernardoand Assessing Evidence for Pangilinan, Engr. WenceslaoNursing Practice” in 2008 and has Valerio and Allen Maroma from the “Motor Operated Lazy Susan” Projectbeen translated into various EEC Department; and Mr. Presentation last November 23, 2010languages. Reynaldo Salamat from the Drafting Technology Department. Development Consortium Basic ideas on the use of (CLIERDEC) Regional R&Dresearch in the nursing practice Dr. Maroma and Mr. De Jesus Symposium held at Baliuagwere introduced. Several topics won the Best R&D Paper for their University, Baliuag, Bulacan lastwere also discussed to encourage research, “Motor Operated Lazy December 9, 2010 and competedand stimulate positive thinking Susan with Lights and Sound with fourteen participating schools inamong nursing students about Effects”. The proponents also the Region. Papers were evaluatedconducting research. Techniques represented the College in the according to the following criteria:on generating research questions University wide research contribution to the national/regionalwere emphasized using clinical competition sponsored by the R&D goals; sustainability; adequacy ofscenarios to stress out different Center last November where they design and methodologies; andways on how getting good also won the Best R&D Paper for clarity and style of presentation. rdevidence can help practicing the Technology Generation The project won 3 Place in thenurses improve. (CON: Ms. Mart category. The project was also Best R&D Paper Category. (CIT:Juaresa Cabantog) presented in the Central Luzon Mr. Allen N. Maroma and Dr. Warlito Industry and Energy Research and M. Galita)CS Latest Advocacy: Rehabilitation and Monitoring of the CoastalAreas and Mangrove Habitats of Bulakan, Bulacan The College of Science (CS) The first monitoring visit was Prehabilitation, Microbiologyis currently working on a research conducted last January 2011 and and Limnology. Other projects areand extension project entitled: plans are already underway for the underway that are also in“Level 1 Monitoring: Structural next monitoring schedule. The connection with the mangroveand Functional Characteristics of activities in the next project include monitoring and these includeMangroves and Degree of Human determination of the physico- assessment of the physico-Impact”. The project is part of a chemical and biological properties chemical properties of the Bulakanthree-phase program that aims to of the soil and water samples in the river which is currently susceptiblerehabilitate and monitor the coastal areas of Wawang Capiz; to pollution that could result tocoastal areas and mangrove monitoring the structural and degradation.habitats of Bulakan, Bulacan. The functional properties of existingprogram was recently launched mangroves in the area and planting The researchers and extensionlast August 2011 when a of mangrove propagules to workers of the College are alsoMemorandum of Agreement was increase forest cover. working on new projects thatsigned between BulSU and the complement their curricularMunicipality of Bulakan by their The College of Science has a offerings, namely, BS Biology andagency heads, Dr. Mariano C. De strong research and extension BS Mathematics. (CS: Ms. MariaJesus and Mayor Patrick program along the areas of Jenina A. Tongol)Meneses. Environmental Management and
Page 8 Page 8CAFA Faculty attends International Conferences L.Arch. Madonna P. Danao, On the other hand, a group ofpala (Philippine Association of Geronimo R. Lajom, uap, Architecture faculty consisted of Arch. Godesil G. Lejarde, uap,Landscape Architects) and faculty Arch. Ma. Saturnina C. Parungao,of the College of Architecture and Arch. Ronald Allan M. Alongalay, uap, Arch. Ma. Teresa V. Gopez, uap, Arch. Jeffrey Carlo Gavino,Fine Arts (CAFA) attended the uap, Arch. Danny D. Capili, uap,International Federation of and Arch. Ariel Reyes, uap, Arch. Danilo S. Faustino, uap, Arch. attended the International LightingLandscape Architects (IFLA) AsiaPacific Regional Congress in Associations of the World (ILAW)Bangkok, Thailand last January 17- Conference held in Fontana21, 2011 with theme, “Hospitality: Leisure Park, Clark Field, AngelesInteract with land.” The purpose of City, Pampanga last February 3-4,IFLA is to coordinate the activities 2011.of member associations whendealing with global issues and to This international conferenceensure that the profession of aims to expand knowledge andLandscape Architecture continues explore possible research topics into prosper as it affects the design relation to Architectural Lighting.and management of our Participants of 2011 ILAW Conference (CAFA: Arch. Godesil G. Lejarde). February 3-4, 2011environment. Scientific paperspresented were divided into sixtopics: 1) Water and Hospitality;3) Thai current Design andHospitality; 4) Diversity and CAL Faculty Action Research Efforts: CrucialHospitality; 5) Healing Landscapes;and 6) Urban Green. in Leveling Up Towards Accreditation The highlights of the eventinclude lectures, charette, and In the spirit of developing a working closely with some part-group works that created culture of research, the College of time teachers in groupinstallation art and exposure trips Arts and Letters (CAL) after cooperative research efforts:to various historical sites. Among an academic deliberationthe lecturers were Mr. Takano spearheaded by the Assistant 1. “Language LearningFumiako of Takano Landscape, Dean, Dr. Bonifacio Cunanan and Motivation as a Correlate ofwho discussed about College Research Coordinator, Learning Autonomy AmongEnvironmental Arts and Landscape Dr. Dinia Delfina S. Reyes, the Selected Students of theDesign of Hokaido Japan, Mr. Pin identified areas for research and College of Arts and Letters”Sasao: Installation and Land came up with eleven most relevant Proponents: Estrella F.Art, and Mr. Treechart Loakewoo: research titles, providing the CAL Fajardo, Benedicta R.Conservation of Ampawa Cultural faculty a platform to produce Buenaventura and CriszahHeritage, Catherin Bull AM MLArch research outputs and gird up Flor A. Domingo(Melb) Dr. Des (Harvard) Emeritus towards accreditation of the 2. “Development ofProfessor, Faculty of Architecture, College. Instructional Materials inBuilding and Planning, University Teaching English 113 (Studyof Melbourne who talked about, The identified areas include: and Thinking Skills)“From land to landscape: from Discourse Analysis; English for Proponent: Susan M. Galvezspace to place-landscape Academic/Specific Purposes; 3. “A Survey on the Bestarchitecture as an agent of Journalism, Qualitative Research Assessment Practices ofcontemporary transformation.” Methods in Mass Communication; Literature Teachers in theThe Department of Landscape Language Advertising; Pagtuturo College of Arts and Letters”Architecture of Chulalongkorn ng Filipino, Panitikan/Literature, Proponents: Issachar A. DelaUniversity, Thailand Landscape Paghahanda ng mga Kagamitang Cerna, Marjorie Miguel, andArchitects Association (TALA) and Pampagtuturo; Writing and Annalyn M. PascualUniresearch sponsored the Contrastive Rhetoric. 4. “Test in the Englishactivities of IFLA APR congress. Achievement of SelectedThe participants also visited the Specifically, six regular CAL Freshmen in the College ofBAA Klong Khon community, faculty responded to the urgent call Arts and Letters”a mangrove reforestation area. continued on page 9
Page 9 CAL Research Efforts… from page 8 Proponents: Yolanda B. geographic complexity requires Villavicencio, Crisanta De civic capacity, intermunicipal and THE QUEST Leon, Ma. Faye Caballero5. “Kabisaan ng mga Lokal na interjurisdictional cooperation and the translation of academic research Editorial Staff Likhang Kagamitang into useable information for Pampagtuturo sa Kagawaran institutional collaborative action at ng Filipino sa BulSU” the local-regional levels. Dr. Dinia Delfina S. Reyes Proponents: Orlando D. Editor Pineda, Bay-Viz Caleon, Josephine Arceta Partnership Goals6. “Isang Sarbey sa Kakayahang Dr. Emerlita S. Naguiat Pampanitikan ng mga Piling Associate Editor Mag-aaral sa Batsilyer ng The proposed partnership aims Sining sa Kolehiyo ng Artes at to examine how universities can serve as critical enabler of civic Letras” Ms. Carla M. Mandap Proponent: Edilberto Larin capacity and collaborative problem solving among governments, Assistant Editor/Layout Artist Apparently, there is a sense of citizens, civic associations andurgency and advocacy in triggering other stakeholders for productivethe stakeholders to level up engagement and management of Contributorsresearch activities. Dr. Bonifacio the watershed regions.Cunanan successfully presented Ms. Mart Juaresa M. Cabantogthese titles during the Echo-Seminar The challenge of the proposed Ms. Eunice B. Custodioinspired by Temasek Foundation project and partnership is directed Dr. Warlito M. Galita to the following objectives: (1)and Center for English Language create training and curriculum Arch. Godesil G. LejardeCommunication, National University program for capacity building of Mr. Bobby DG. Lopezof Singapore (NUS). Dr. Bonifacio Mr. Allen N. MaromaCunanan went to NUS on local leaders and staff; (2) analyzeDecember 6-8,2010. (CAL: Dr. Dinia the politics of institutions in Ms. Joana May C. NepomucenoS. Reyes) regional watershed and Angat river Ms. Leoncia Jane Azunta Nicdao management and governance; and Engr. Rina S.P. Santiago (3) identify constraints and Ms. Ma. Jenina A. Tongol opportunities for all collaborative Mr. Marvin R. TullaoNew Research governance and universities involvement in this endeavor.Collaboration Eyed Technical Staff Partnership Outcomes Ms. Jean C. GonzalesThe Challenge The project builds on The Angat river and watershed partnerships between UBC-CHS, Dr. Danilo S. Hilarioregion provides irrigation to Bulacan UBC UN Habitat Exchange, De La Dr. Mariano C. De Jesusfarms and supply about 90-97% of Consultants Salle University, Bulacan StateMetro Manila’s electricity and water University and the Bulacanneeds. Intense urban Provincial Government. Long termindustrialization around the river, impacts of the partnership inlcudecoupled with steady in-migration of future research and social learninginformal settlers who depend on the linking collaborative river Published byriver for livelihood and waste governance with regional Bulacan State Univeristydisposal, make this a classic development planning in the other“tragedy of the commons” problem. river basins, particulary in Research and Development Center City of Malolos Angat river borders dozens of Pampanga, Pasig, Marikinina, Laguna and Pangansinan and www.bulsu.edu.phvillages located in the 11 out of 24 (044) 796 0916municipalities of Bulacan province, Lingayen Gulf in the north, Naganortheast of Manila. Addressing and Bicol river basin in thewatershed management and river southern region of Luzon.governance and given this political- (Dr. Danilo S. Hilario)
Page 10 RDC Plan of Action for S.Y. 2011-2012 Dr. Emerlita S. Naguiat The Research and Development Center (RDC) is determined to advisers) and students to conduct researches based on therevitalize its commitment and endeavors towards Research and priorities of the University; and to provide funding for acceptableDevelopment. Hence, the RDC, through a collaborative effort of research proposals. The research instructors and advisers will makeempowered research-oriented individuals, will undertake the following the initial evaluation on the merits of the students’ proposals beforebroad activities/plan for the School Year 2011-2012: dgsgs submitting the proposals to the University Research Council for possible funding. 1. Enhancing Research Capability. The activities will compriseof seminar-workshops on data analysis, research-extension linkages 6. Establishment and Maintenance of RDC Database. Theand research proposal writeshop taking into consideration the Database will include information of the research outputs (institutionalUniversity research agenda as well as the funding thrusts of the researches including theses and dissertations), research manpowervarious funding agencies. and research linkages among others. The database will keep track of all Seminar-workshop on research publication writing will also be the information and facilitate an organized storage of data.conducted to enable the faculty members to understand the relevanceof research functions; articulate the need to publish in refereed 7. Creation of Research Clusters. The four (4) interdisciplinaryjournals; choose appropriate journal publications for their research research clusters are designed to enable scholars to better exchangearticles; observe the guidelines for submitting journal articles; ideas and explore emerging research areas and to work moredemonstrate skills for writing publishable journal articles; and effectively with industry, other research organizations and theeventually learn to critique journal article of peers. community. The Clusters are truly interdisciplinary in nature, which will involve 2. Research Utilization. This will consist of newsletter all colleges/campuses to showcase their research strengths and have apublication, bulletin of information, exhibits of completed direct tie to a graduate program. These research clusters will beresearches/projects and in-house reviews. powerful centers of creativity, in which teams of researchers from a Interfacing research and extension will also be implemented to wide range of disciplines collaborate across traditional boundaries topublicize widely and optimize the utilization of the research outputs in bring research knowledge to bear on issues of intellectual, scientific,extension and University projects/ programs. The research and social, economic, environmental and cultural importance.extension educators and specialist shall teach, facilitate and Each Cluster will be spearheaded by a Chair who will direct thecollaborate in providing research-based information for social mobility activities and progress of research cluster programs. This Cluster Chairof its recipients. should have the expertise to direct Cluster activities and to engage other faculty members as well as the students in conducting 3. Strengthening Inter-Institutional Research Collaboration. researches. Thus, Cluster Chair is responsible in organizing cohesive,This will include participation to common activities like conferences, comprehensive, synergistic programs that lead to the development ofmeetings, networking, outsourcing and other related activities as well interdisciplinary proposals and funding opportunities.as sharing of technical experts. The Research Clusters will allow the University to effectively focus Collaboration will be actively promoted to break down the its capabilities, match the requirements of funding agencies, supportbarriers among universities, industry, commerce, government and the interdisciplinary research and provide opportunities for facultypublic services. Specific driving factors include: the growth of the participation in sponsored programs.knowledge economy and attempts to strengthen the economic and The BulSU - RDC research clusters include: (1) Researchsocial contribution of research; a shift towards more applied research Cluster for Culture, Education, and Social Sciences; (2) Researchin collaboration with other knowledge creators and users; greater Cluster for Basic Sciences; (3) Research Cluster for Engineering andconcentration of research activity and partnership in the use of plant, Industrial Research; (4) Research Cluster for Health and Sportsequipment and expertise; the growth of the directed mode of funding Science.based on priority areas and problem oriented project funding; and, theshift towards a mass higher education system and lifelong learning. 8. Creation of Intellectual Property Office. This aims to create a 4. Intensifying Linkages with the Municipal and Provincial University environment that encourages the generation of newGovernment. This will focus on the identification of the municipal and knowledge by faculty, staff, and students; to facilitate wide transfer ofprovincial government’s thrusts and support to research and useful inventions and writings to society; to motivate the developmentdevelopment to enable the RDC to intensify linkage with, and and dissemination of intellectual property by providing appropriatecatalyzing linkage between the government sector. The research financial rewards to creators and the University, and administrativepartnership with lead to the promotion of entrepreneurship and assistance to creators; and to ensure that the financial return from theinnovation based on local and regional strengths and discovering the development of intellectual property does not distort decisions andeconomic competitiveness opportunities and challenges facing operations of the University in a manner contrary to the mission of themunicipalities. University. The RDC will exert so much of its effort in accomplishing the 5. Funding of Faculty-Student Researches. This intends to identified activities with the end in view of establishing a dynamicencourage the faculty members (research instructors and thesis research culture in the academe.