USPF holds seminar on research excellence
The University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) established the first Colloquium On Research Excellence 2017 (CORE2017) on May 23 at the Moot Court and Main Function Room of USPF Lahug campus.
USPF intends CORE as a continuous promotion of the new discoveries in multidisciplinary areas of research presented by USPians internationally and locally. It pushes CORE as an international event which invites and welcomes experts in specific fields of specialization as plenary or concurrent session speakers.
CORE2017 is a collaborative project of the university’s Center for Research, Planning and Development, Office for Quality Assurance, Graduate School, Information and Communications Technology, and Office of the Alumni and External Relations through its director Dr. Kathleen SolonVillaneza. It is endorsed by the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education.
Dr. Rodney Jubilado, associate professor of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, USA, delivered the plenary lecture entitled “On Disciplines and Area Studies: Rethinking of Pedagogy and Research.”
A lively interaction at the plenary was participated by University president and CORE2017 collaborator Dr. Alicia Cabatingan, College of Accountancy dean Dr. Sophia Godin, Student Affairs Services director Rev. Fr. Dr. Bernard Monteron, and Vice President for ICT and CORE2017 collaborator Lester Gastala, graduate school students, faculty, local and international students, among others.
Thereafter, the morning part of the colloquium concluded with the awarding of certificate and token to the plenary speaker and the vote of thanks delivered by VP Gastala.
In the afternoon, the concurrent sessions on three strands — education, psychology and language — were held.
Paper presenters for the first strand included USPian Synergy of English Education and Development English as Second Language manager Dr. Helmer Montejo, whose paper on “Personality Traits and Leadership Qualities of Middle Level Managers” was presented at the TESOL 15th Annual International Conference on April 2017 in Pampanga; and USPian College of Education dean Dr. Janet Arcana, Her representative, USPian alumnus and junior researcher Jesuel Cono, pre- sented her paper on “Perception of Community Folks on the Mangrove Rehabilitation Program in Buagsong, Cordova, Cebu” which is also scheduled for international presentation at the 18th annual conference of Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (Pecera) next month at the Mandarin Hotel, Cebu City.
The second strand was presented by USPian alumni “Paglaum nga Tinago: The Effect of Art Therapy among the Children in Conflict with the Law no on “The Effects of Logotherapy on Student Motivation and Academic Performance.” Both papers are scheduled for international presentation at the 12th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology on August 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Strand 3 was presented by Prof. Francis Paredes on “Linguistic Unity in Diverse Orthographic Identity”; and, USPian graduate school student Prof. paper “Lived Experiences of Filipino Educators: Enduring Differences at Foreign Academic Institutions through Cultural Pliability and Technology-Integration” is scheduled for international presentation at the 2nd GEN TEFL International Conference on July 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
A workshop at the plenary showcased iPAD Learning @USPF with Mr. Gastala, lead presenter-facilitator, along with USPian senior high school faculty, ICT integrators and presenter-facilitators Gayle Devaras-Morticio Apple Technologies and Google Education are strong partners of USPF.
The CORE2017 Colloquium Proceedings and Book of Abstracts will soon be accessed at the University website https:// www.uspf.edu.ph.
CORE2017 collaborators Dr. Kathleen Solon-Villaneza (from left), Dr. Rodney Jubilado, USPF president Alicia Cabatingan and Lester Gastala.