The Research and Evaluation Office

The Research and Evaluation Office seeks to propel CEU to become a recognized research institution fostering the quality of education research while contributing to the amelioration of society through the following:

  • Providing administrative and academic support for research undertakings, taking into account the University’s policies on research;
  • Encouraging the conduct of innovative, creative researches which are locally responsive and globally competitive; and
  • Ensuring the dissemination to and utilization of the University researches in different sectors of the society.

 

 

Introduction

The success of the University does not only depend on how it copes with the changing educational environment, but also on how it prepares for the challenges and opportunities that it faces in the future. It is through research that CEU can best address these two major concerns.

CEU has always fulfilled the threefold functions of a university: instruction, research, and community services. Excellence in higher education can only be accomplished by acquisition of new knowledge through research and creative activities.

Through the years, CEU continues to enrich knowledge through research and transmit knowledge through instruction and develop experts and authorities in specialized fields.

Program Objective

It aims to create a visible and robust research program for both faculty and students of the CEU academic community.

Specific Objectives

1.To develop scientific research methods and analytic approaches of international standards among faculty and students;
2.To foster basic and applied multidisciplinary and collaborative researches among students and faculty members;
3.To increase research productivity and research publication of the university through attractive research incentives offered to the faculty members;
4.To fund faculty studies, support research capability building seminars, disseminate research outputs in the annual university research forum, and expedite the completion of research projects through the various Institutional Research Committees; and
5.To inculcate values and exude attitudes in consonance with research ethics.

Priority Research Topics

Cluster 1:    Science and Technology (Healthcare)
•The use of science and technology on health care, specifically on aging
•Improve treatment or provide optimum health care

Cluster 2:    Humanities (Language, Literature and Music)
•Research in Humanities is often interdisciplinary, bridging literature and history, philosophy and art, or music and religion

Cluster 3:    Green Technology (Tourism, Accounting & Management)
•Ecotourism toward protecting the environment and culture of an area
•Environmental accounting toward an effort to incorporate environmental benefits and costs into economic decision making or businesss financial results

Cluster 4:    Education (Teaching and Learning)
•Studies to better understand and improve the learning and educational process

Cluster 5:    Organization Studies
•Utilization of the university’s data for planning and decision making

To strengthen, revitalize, enrich and sustain the research activities of Centro Escolar University, the University Research Committee continuously review and improve the policies and guidelines for the granting of research incentives to faculty members to attract and motivate them to conduct quality research, seek external funding for research proposals, publish research in local and international refereed journals, present their papers and posters in both local and international conferences and uphold the culture of excellence in CEU, specifically, in research.
    

The approved policies on the granting of research incentives were disseminated to deans and department heads. These were also disseminated and discussed by Dr. Erna V. Yabut, VP for Research and Evaluation, during the Faculty General Assembly held on June 7, 2013 at CEU-Gil Puyat. Below are the formulated policies on research incentives.

Faculty Research Credit Load

Research credit load refers to the act of minimizing the number of teaching units of faculty members to accommodate research work. The number of units credited will be determined by the Technical Review Committee (TRC) based on the nature of the research project. A maximum of 12 units may be given as a research credit load.

The principal investigator shall have a higher research credit load unit. The approved research credit shall be applied to each member of the research team. The implementation of the research credit load will depend on the need of the research project based on the recommendation of the head/dean. Faculty researcher may carry a maximum overload of 6 units within the duration of the research project.

Publication Incentives

The incentives for research publication include publication fee subsidy and/or cash incentive.

•Publication fee subsidy – For research work published in recognized local and international refereed journals, the University shall subsidize the amount prescribed by the publisher of the journal.

•Cash Incentive – For research work published in both local and international refereed journals listed in ISI, the University shall provide cash incentive to the faculty researchers who have published the research work. To avail of the publication cash incentives, the researchers shall submit to the REO the refereed/peer reviewed journal where the research was published, together with the accomplished Publication Incentive Form.

•Publication in the CEU Research Compendium – For researches which have undergone internal refereeing, said researches shall be published in the CEU Research Compendium.

Ranking Points

Ranking of faculty and staff of the university takes place every three years. The points earned determine the promotion and increase in renumeration. Thus, to further encourage the employees, the Administration approved the giving of additional points to the research efforts put in.

Corresponding ranking points shall be given to faculty researchers for completed research, published in the CEU Research Compendium, school/college journal, and refereed journals. Corresponding points shall also be given to the researchers whose paper is presented in local and international conferences.

Subsidies for Paper/Poster Presentation

To help alleviate the financial burden of the researchers in a paper/poster presentation, both local and international, the University shall provide financial subsidy, aside from considering the time/day spent to the presentation as part of the presenters’ official time.

The researchers shall avail of the subsidy upon submission to the REO of the notice of communication of acceptance from the sponsoring organization/institution, together with the accomplished Incentive Form for the Paper/Poster presentation.

Subsidies for Seminars/Workshops on Research Capability Building

The University shall grant an official time to the faculty members attending a seminar and workshop on enhancing research capabilities inside and outside the University. The University shall also provide subsidy for the attendance of faculty members in a 2-3 day seminar-workshop on enhancing research capabilities outside the University provided they are going to echo what they have learned with other faculty members.

The subsidy for seminar-workshops on research capability building can be availed upon submission to the REO of the letter of communication for the activity, together with the accomplished Incentive Form for Research Capability Building.

Research Equipment and Facilities

The research team with an approved research proposal shall be granted full access to the facilities of the Biological and Physical Sciences Laboratories and the University Library following the guidelines in the use of the facilities.

In case the reagent or equipment is not available in the Biological and Physical Science Laboratories, the researchers shall outsource the reagents or equipment and include its cost in the budget.

The computer facilities shall be availed by the faculty researchers provided a letter of request to use the computer facilities is approved by the VP for Research and Evaluation. .

 

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COLLABORATIVE / MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCHES

Research is an essential component of the academic organization. It improves the frontiers of knowledge through the insistent pursuit of scholarship. Universities play a vital role in society because the greatest contributions to the betterment of the human condition have emanated from their research function.

CEU, as one of the leading higher education institutions, continues to develop and strengthen its research capability. It capitalizes on its position of strength in the health sciences and extends its research horizon into areas beyond its traditional areas of interest and competence. Its long term bid for recognition as a research institution enhances its competitiveness and status as a comprehensive university both within and outside its vicinity. Thus, it collaborates with other institutions and organizations to achieve its goals.

CEU, together with 12 other members of the University Belt (U-Belt) Consortium, once again ventured in a collaborative program entitled Pasig River Stewardship Initiatives through Science and Technology Advocacy. The program started full implementation on February 1, 2010 and ended on January 31, 2011. There were seven researches under this big program and CEU, being the implementing agency of the project on Limnological Assessment of Estero de Balete, was able to avail of external funding from the DOST, Philippine Council for Industry, Energy Research and Development (PCIERD) amounting to Php1,460,600.00

The project aimed to evaluate the water and sediments of Estero de Balete before and after remediation treatment. The co-implementing agencies were the University Bet (U-Belt) Consortium and the Industrial Technology Development Institute with the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), and Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) as the cooperating agencies. 

In 2011-2012, CEU in collaboration with De La Salle University, San Beda College and La Consolacion College undertook a project on “Fostering Peace and Security in the Metropolis: Examining Christian and Muslim Relations in Selected Areas in Metro Manila” with funding from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)  amounting to Php472, 240.

ANNUAL UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FORUM

In line with its goal to gain recognition as a research university, Centro Escolar University continues to build a strong culture among its faculty and students.  On March 6, 2015, CEU rolled out the eight installment of the University Research Forum at the Librada Avelino Auditorium, ISC Mezzanine and Multimedia Instruction Room. Dr. Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza, the Secretary of National Academy of Science and Technology,  delivered the keynote address.

Themed “Fostering Excellence in Research Towards Lifelong Innovation”, the Forum was divided into two parts: poster and paper presentations for the Science and Health category and the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business category.
The Best Poster Presentation for the Science and Health category was awarded to School of Dentistry,  Manila for the students’ research on “Beer Bagasse as Scaffold for Bone Cavitation”; first runner-up went to CEU Malolos’ Pharmacy program whose research is on “The Study of the Liver and Kidney Protection Activity of Patola (Lufa acutangula Fam. Cucurbitaceae) Peel Extract in Paracetamol-Induced Hepatotoxic and Nephrotoxic in Sprague Dawley Rats”; second runner-up went to the study on “Powdered Chicken Eggshell (Gallus domesticus) as Filler of Composite Restorative Material” by School of Dentistry, CEU Manila.

The Best Poster Presentation for the non-science category was taken by the students of the School of Accountancy and Management whose research is on “The Effectiveness of ‘ No to Plastic ‘ Campaign in Quezon City”.; first runner-up was CEU Malolos’ “See! Malolos: Your Mobile Tour Buddy”; second runner-up was given to the research of School of Science and Technology, CEU Manila which is “RAAD: Development and Evaluation of Remote Administration Using Android Device”.

For the Search for the Best Paper Presentation – science category, the School of Pharmacy, Manila bagged the award for the students’ research on “The Cardioprotective Potential of the Semi-Purified Flavonoids from Banana Blossoms (Musa sapientum Fam. Musaceae) on Isoproterenol-Induced Myocardial Infarction in Male Spargue-Dawley Rats”. “Anti-Anmgiogenic Property of Chitin Extract from Asian Green Mussel Tahong (Perna viridis Linn. Fam. Mytilidae) Shells Using Chorio-Allanntoic Membrane Assay of Commercially Available Duck (Anas platyrynchos) EGGS” by School of Pharmacy, Makati capped the first runner-up.  The research of the College of Optometry on “ Correlation Between Refractive Status, Accommodation and Convergence to Reading Skills of School Children” was second runner-up. For the non-science category, the winner for the Best Paper Presentation  was CEU Malolos’ “See! Malolos: Your Mobile Tour Buddy”; first runner-up, School of Education, Liberal Arts, Music and Social Work; second runners-up, “Android Based Light and Fan Automated Switch” by the School of Science and Technology, Manila and “Level of Awareness on the Health Risks of ZGMD (Generally Modified Organism) Products Among the Business Students of Selected Universities in the University Belt”.
    
Besides the poster and paper research presentation of the undergraduate students, two graduate school students presented their respective researches. Dr. Pamela Josefina T. Fabie reported on “Changes in Urinary and Salivary Excretion Level of Nickel in Patients with Fixed Orthodontic Appliance”. Mr. Lee Boy C. Villas discussed his study on “Matmatago Culture and Values: The Case of the Kankanaey People of Tallingguroy, Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet”.

 Four faculty members also presented their papers. Ms. Josan Tamayo gave a talk on “The Relationship of Social Media with the Academic Performance of BSIT Students of CEU Malolos”; Ms. May P. Mendinueto on “The Living Dead: The Lived Experience of Penile Cancer Patients Who Had Undergone Penectomy.”   Mr. Alvin S. Sicat presented a paper titled “The Effectiveness of Philippine Television Game Shows in the Teaching of World Literature: The Case of Virgil’s”. The last presenter was Dr. Jocelyn R. Viray who gave a talk on “Emotional Profile of Parasuicide Individuals and Their Perceived Parents’ Parenting Style”.