Central Mindanao Colleges’ Office of the Graduate School Education (GSE), in collaboration with the Research and Development Office, conducted an online paper presentation on August 6, 2022, with the theme, “Essential Role of Research in Shaping Societal and Economic Development.” The activity has aimed in strengthening the research methods and designs that impact researchers in its CMCian community.
Close to 370 participants from the Graduate School Education students, faculty, and guests attended the virtual program. Setting up the mood, program host Ms. Marie Cris Molina facilitated the leveling of expectations and acknowledgment of participants.
Dr. Gemma N. Kintanar, the Dean of Graduate School, in her welcome address emphasized the theme of developing students’ passion in strengthening the research culture in the institution. “In response to one of the many highlights cited in the CHED Memo 15 series of 2019, we are here to disseminate the research outputs of our graduates. Each student should be able to present her paper at conferences and at the same time publish his/her output in a refereed journal.” she quipped.
Plenary speaker Dr. Felix C. Chavez highlighted AmBisyon 2040, which emphasized the dreams and aspirations of the average Filipino for 2040. He cited that The AmBisyon Natin 2040 is a picture of the future that shows what Filipino people want for themselves and their country in the next 25 years. It talks about how people want to live and what the country will be like in 2040.
Dr. Chavez further discussed on how to ensure social and economic progress and why there is a need to conduct research. The role of research greatly contributes to our economic growth since it solves issues and finds solutions that generate a wide array of benefits for policy making.
Furthermore, the presentation ended with a line graph comparing publication records from a web of science database from 1999 to 2020 and a
graph showing the Philippines’ lack of adequate and technically capable Research and Development manpower. According to the graph, the Philippines has the fewest publications, implying that we should invest in research to boost economic growth and address societal issues.
Subsequently, participants and paper presenters were led to their respective virtual breakout rooms for the paper presentation. These breakout rooms were facilitated by the newly-elected GSE Student Council Officers as the session managers.
Panel of Reactors’ Dr. Estherlyn T. Angeles, Dr. Maria Regina E. Carlos, Dr. Gretchen B. Chavez, Dr. Jaymie A. Rellon, Prof. Fidel B. Ladra, Dr. Josefina D. Ortega, Dr. Josephine B. Baguio, Dr. Cynthia S. Asuncion, and Dr. Ian S. Fullido. The said members of the panel were also assigned to designated breakout rooms.
After the insightful sharing of paper presentations, the nine best oral presenters were identified. Among the roster of awardees were:
• KIMBERLY C. ARSENIO “Moderating Role of Parents’ Acceptability on COVID 19 Vaccination on the Relationship Between Perception and Confidence: A Convergent Design”
• LAWRENCE JERICHO C. BOSE “Career Decision Making of Education Interns: An Exploratory Design”
• NARCEL JR. CALAPIT “Examining Class Management Issues in Modular-Mediated Learning Environment: An Exploratory Approach”
• MARIA FE F. TALDE “Exploring Pupil’s Learning Problems Under Distance Modular Learning: Exploratory Design”
• REAN MAE V. FONTANILLA “Mediating Role of E-Learning on Student’s Engagement and Academic Life Satisfaction: An Exploratory Sequential Study”
• JEFFREY GONZALES “Uncovering the Factors for Least Learned Competencies in Reading among Learners: An Exploratory Design”
• OLIVE V. LAMASON “An Analysis of Truth Spinning in Politics in Phil. Public Schools: An Exploratory Approach”
• IVY CARLA D. MONTANO “Teachers’ View on their Working Conditions in New Normal Education: Exploratory Sequential Design”
• DENELYN P. PANIZALES “Defining Qualities of a Modern Filipino Teacher: An Exploratory Approach”).
The awarding and recognition of the best oral presenters concluded the said research event. By inculcating CMCs’ mission of providing quality instruction and developing innovative research while producing competent and socially responsible individuals who can carry out responsibilities for the local communities and global community.
The CMC Graduate School Education will continue to sustain these, by providing practical and effective approaches to navigate toward the
development and continuity of learning among its graduate school students.
Recently, the Master of Arts in Education-Educational Administration Program has been granted a Level II Five-Year Re-Accreditation Status by the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities, Accrediting Council Incorporated (ACSCU-ACI).
With these successes of the Graduate School Education is part of CMCs Celebrating Milestones Collectively. Indeed, Central Mindanao Colleges is truly ALIVE at 75! #CelebratingMilestonesCollectively #CMCAliveat75
By Ms. Aiza Samino Villacorte and Ms. Julienne Kate Nullada Kintanar Edited by Erolle Linus T. Miranda | ICMC