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Faculty members from state universities and colleges in the Cordillera underwent a two-day mentoring workshop aimed at helping them enhance their skills in conducting researches.
The workshop was hosted by the Ifugao State University in partnership with The Institutes for Research, Innovation, and Scholarship (The IRIS) on Nov. 13 and 14.
Dr. Napoleon Juanillo, Jr., an expert on agricultural extension and founder of The IRIS, presented the situation of the Philippines in the global competitiveness as cited in the World Economic Forum.
Juanillo noted that one criterion of research excellence and productivity in universities or in the competitive environment of global higher education is the number of publications in peer-reviewed and indexed journals.
He added that for the Philippines to compete globally, it must continue to critically and internally look at the performance of its universities and identify ways of strengthening all elements that contribute to quality and productivity.
At least 35 faculty members of the Abra State of Science and Technology, Kalinga State University, Mountain Province State Polytechnic College and IFSU were provided with lecture-workshops on writing, preparing, and publishing research papers for indexed journals and writing grant proposals.
Dr. Joanna Padolina and Dr. Isagani Padolina were among the speakers during the workshop.
The research mentoring workshop is a partnership with The IRIS after the participation of IFSU President Eva Marie Codamon-Dugyon in its Presidential Course held at the Ateneo Professional Schools in Makati in August.
“We are thankful for this opportunity that The IRIS granted our request to conduct a research mentoring workshop in our university. This is a big boost in our goal to elevate the quality of research and publication to reputable indexes and journals,” said Dugyon.
“We also hope that the workshop will help us to organize and come up with research projects that will really contribute in the enrichment of knowledge, not only locally but also internationally,” she said.
The IRIS committed to provide technical and other support mechanisms to the participants to increase their chances of sourcing out grants for their research projects.
Other SUCs that attended the workshop said they will replicate the activity in their respective schools.
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