USPF holds sem­i­nar on re­search ex­cel­lence

Cebu Daily News - - ISLANDS - /PR

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://


CORE2017 col­lab­o­ra­tors Dr. Kath­leen Solon-Vil­laneza (from left), Dr. Rod­ney Ju­bi­lado, USPF pres­i­dent Ali­cia Ca­batin­gan and Lester Gastala.

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