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:
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, transmit knowledge through instruction and develop experts and authorities in specialized fields.
It aims to create a visible and robust research program for both faculty and students of the CEU academic community.
The research agenda of the University serves as the direction for the research undertakings supported by the University. To provide the groundwork for the crafting of the CEU Research Agenda for 2018-2023, an environmental scanning was done. Inputs were sought from representatives of various funding agencies and officials of higher education institutions who presented their own research priorities and their research landscape.
This resulted in six priority themes for multidisciplinary research that are relevant to the realities that the university and the country are now experiencing and will face in the future, namely, (1) Health and Wellness, (2) Pillar of Virtue, (3) Quality of Teaching and Learning, (4) Corporate Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship, (5) ICT for Health Sciences, Business and Education, and (6) Institutional Data Management.
Research Priority Areas
1. Health and Wellness
2. Pillar of Virtue
3. Quality Teaching and Learning
4. Corporate Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship
5. ICT for Health Sciences, Business and Education
6. Institutional Data Management
On October 14, 2020, the University Research Committee (URC) formulated the interim research agenda to be implemented during the period of Covid 19 pandemic. This is to address the constraints on the face-to-face collection of data.
INTERIM RESEARCH AGENDA
Education (Teaching and Learning)
Business, Tourism, and Hospitality Management
Technology and Innovation
To strengthen, revitalize, enrich and sustain the research activities of Centro Escolar University, the University Research Committee continuously reviews and improves 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 number of teaching units of faculty members to accommodate research work. The number of research credit units will be determined by the Technical Review Committee (TRC) based on the extent and nature of the research. The TRC shall present its recommendation to the Dean or Academic Head.
For descriptive studies and experimental studies without laboratory procedures, the recommended research load shall be from 2-6 units. For researchers with laboratory procedures, the recommended research load shall be from 4-12 laboratory units, equivalent to 6-18 hours. The equivalent number of hours shall be used solely for conducting the approved research proposal of the school, college, or academic department.
Only researchers whose papers are published in journals not found in the Beall’s list of suspicious predatory journals/publishers, shall be given publication incentives. (effective August 15, 2017)
The incentives for research publication include publication fee subsidy and/or cash incentive.
Ranking of faculty and staff of the university takes place every three years. The points earned determine the promotion and increase in remuneration. 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 papers are presented in local and international conferences.
Subsidies for Paper/Poster Presentation
To help alleviate the financial burden of the researchers (probationary and permanent faculty members) 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, together with the accomplished Incentive Form for the Paper/Poster presentation.
A fixed term faculty can qualify for the incentives if
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 partial 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.
Access to 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 the cost in the budget.
Faculty researchers can utilize computer facilities if a letter of request is submitted to and approved by the VP for Research and Evaluation.
To further improve the quality and the quantity of the investigative works of the CEU community, the CEU Office of the Vice President for Research and Evaluation, in partnership with the Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium, organized a “Research Protocol Writing Workshop” on November 19-20, 2018 at the LAH Seminar Rooms 2 & 3.
The activity provided the research advisers in the three campuses a basic working knowledge on the research process and the steps involved in research protocol making. Resource persons were Dr. Catherine Lynne T. Silao, Head of the Molecular Genetics Unit at the National Institutes of Health, UP-Manila; Dr. Monet M. Loquias, Dean of the College of Pharmacy; Dr. Hilton Lam, Director of the Institute of Health Policy and Development of the National Institutes of Health; and Atty. James Dennis Gumpal, Chief Legal Officer of the University of the Philippines Manila. Also present was Ms. Paula Jane de Leon, Regional Coordinator for Metro Manila, PCHRD.
The School of Nursing conducted a “Seminar on Writing a Review of Literature” on January 12, 2019 for the nursing students. Dr. Josephine De Leon, a faculty of the CEU School of Nursing, discussed the importance of the review of literature in writing a research paper and discussed guidelines in searching for good references.
CEU Makati, as part of its faculty development activity, included a lecture on “Problem-Solving through Research and Data Analytics and Maximizing the Use of Correct Data” with the aim of teaching the faculty how to convert office data into useful research output in order to improve products and services.
1. Health Status of Older Adults in the City of Manila
To set the focus and direction on the priority research area on Health and Wellness, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Evaluation spearheaded a multidisciplinary research on the Health Status of Older Adults in the City of Manila, which yielded eight (8) studies involving faculty members from the different schools and academic departments across three (3) campuses. The primary objective of the research projects is to contribute to the promotion and preservation of the quality of life of the aging population of the country, particularly in the City of Manila. The research undertakings on Health and Wellness are as follows:
2. Preservation of the Authenticity of the Traditional Stone Houses in Sabtang, Batanes
The School of Nutrition and Hospital Management of the University is presently conducting a research on the “Preservation of the Authenticity of the Traditional Stone Houses in Sabtang, Batanes”. This aims to determine the current status of existing architectural style of each house, identify why some houses were not constructed in the Spanish old style of architecture, determine the programs being undertaken by the government to help localities maintain and preserve one of their cultural values, and determine if there are chances that the traditional houses can still be restored.
This is one effort of the University to take part in conserving historic houses and cultural values of the Filipinos.
3. Clinical Profile of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Metro Manila, Philippines
The University also advocates activities and programs for Diabetes Mellitus, This school year, the School of Nursing, together with the Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation Inc., Marikina City, started a research on Clinical Profile of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Metro Manila, Philippines. Results of this study would be the basis in the development of Health Education materials to be used in DSME program.
4. Collaborative Externally Funded Research
Centro Escolar University engaged in a collaborative externally funded research with Holy Angel University and Polytechnic University of the Philippines– Manila through CHED’s DARE TO (Discovery-Applied Research and Extension for Trans/Inter-disciplinary Opportunities) Research Grant.
The CHED-funded researches are as follows:
5. University Research Forum
The 12th University Research Forum, Research Discovery and Innovation Exhibit held on March 7, 2019 was themed, “Fostering Excellence in Research Towards Lifelong Innovation”. The keynote speaker, Dr. Jonel Saludes, Associate Vice President for Research at University of San Agustin-Iloilo, focused his talk on “The Role of Universities in Capacitating Human Resources for Lifelong Innovations in Response to Industrial Revolution (IR) 4.0”.
The fora sought for the Best Undergraduate Researches in paper and poster presentations, for two categories: Health Science category and Humanities, Social Sciences and Business category. For Best Paper Presentation, nine (9) groups competed in the Health Science category, while eight (8) for the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business category. Meanwhile, twenty-nine (29) from the Health Science and eighteen (18) from the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business categories vied for the Best Poster Presentation.
As part of the implementation of the Research Agenda, the University created institutional research committees to formulate the necessary policies and guidelines in the development and conduct of research projects; thereby, attaining the objectives.
These are the University Research Committee (URC) created and approved on February 2, 2007, the Institutional Ethics Review Committee (IERC), on October 8, 2007 and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), organized on August 17, 2009. The functions of each committee shall be as follows:
The University Research Committee (URC)
Technical Review Committee (TRC)
The Technical Review Committee (TRC) is responsible for reviewing research proposals submitted to the REO for funding. TRC is composed of two (2) subject specialists and one (1) member of the URC. Members of TRC, together with the research proponents, convene in a meeting previously set. Selection of the TRC members is based on their line of expertise. The comments or suggestions of the TRC are invaluable in improving the research proposal.
The Institutional Ethics Review Committee (IERC)
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
11th Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium (MMHRDC) Annual Scientific Conference
The Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium (MMHRDC) conducted its first virtual oral and poster presentation competition on October 21, 2020 as part of its 11th Annual Scientific Conference. The contest was divided into two (2) categories: Professional and Undergraduate. Centro Escolar University participated in the professional category where there were 16 entries that came from 7 institutions,. Out of sixteen, (16) entries from seven (7) institutions, 6 were chosen for oral and 10 for poster competition. The entries of the University won in the competition.
Oral Research Presentation Competition
"The Effectiveness of Topical Oxygen therapy in Wound healing of Patient with Diabetic Foot Ulcer"
Mr. Marvin Queg
Research Poster Competition
"Preventing Surgical Site Infection Using Operating Room Bundle of Care in Patients Undergoing Elective Laparotomy Cholecystectomy Surgery"
Ms. Erika Leslie Magat
CEU is known for its top performing health sciences programs, a distinction based on the performance of graduates in licensure examinations. The constitution of the CEU Health Sciences Research Institute shall boost the research program of the University in the health sciences that complements its strong performance in instruction. The establishment of the Institute is expected to encourage, motivate and assist the health science faculty to engage in research. The Institute coordinates, collaborates, communicates, and interacts among health science researchers within the CEU community and assists in the establishment of linkages with other researchers and institutes in the Philippines and in other countries. The Health Science Research Institute will be under the Office of the Vice President for Research and Evaluation.
The following are the functions of the Health Science Research Institute: