Research, Publications, and Linkages
The Research, Publications, and Linkages Office (RPLO) aspires to be a productive source of knowledge making it to be a truly significant contributor to the development of creative ideas and innovative changes relevant to the ever-changing socio-economic development.
Tasked to help promote quality and productive capacity of faculty and students in various disciplines, to undertake research projects/proposals that respond to the needs of the community, guided by the thrusts of the institution’s college research office. The RPLO is committed to:
- Encourage and develop faculty competence in technical writing.
- Undertake research initiative to support curricular enrichment and upgrade instructional system.
- Conduct development projects competitive not only in the regional and national but in global competition.
- Establish strong linkages and collaborative researches with the government agencies and other research institutions.
With reference to MC’s Vision and Mission of providing quality education through its proactive stance in research, the institution through the cooperation of faculty and staff shall strengthen its research program by producing tangible outcomes that will address local issues and global concerns.
The RPLO has the following thrusts:
- Support the endeavors of both the students and members of the faculty in conducting basic and applied researches in relation to their academic pursuit.
- Enhance and promote an academic environment that will expand and improve the research capacity of the faculty and students.
- Disseminate research information that enables others to utilize recent research findings.
- Initiate and facilitate research interest that will further improve the quality of instruction of all program areas offered by the institution.
- Collaborate with the government and non-government organizations, other research institutions and HEIs in their research endeavors.
Policies of RPLO
The RPLO has the following policies related to research:
- Every member of the academic community shall be encouraged to conduct research. Members of the academic community, with approved research proposal, shall be provided with the following administrative support:
a. Adequate financial support;
b. Adequate library resources and official endorsement to other
c. Appropriate time for research activity.
- All academic activities shall be based on the program thrusts and priority areas initiated by the institution and other funding institution.
- The RPLO shall be adequately staffed with competent and productive manpower.
The institution shall publish an annual Research Journal- MC Research Journal for the faculty researches and The Rudiments for the students’ researches. The materials to be published must be presented to the Director of RPLO for approval.
It aims to:
- Organize and operationalize the efficient management and institutional research.
- Focus RPLO towards the enhancement of the program that is within the competence that meets the needs of MC.
- Provide a systematic and continuing program of manpower development for RPLO through appropriate in-service education and incentives such as awards, scholarships, travel grants and others.
- Establish linkages and government and private agencies in the educational and industrial sectors for coordination, mutual benefit and support.
MC’s Research Agenda
The Meycauayan College Research Agenda is based on priority thrusts as reflected in the NHERA – 2 (2009-2018).
Institutional Research Agenda
- Governance and community empowerment
Accreditation and certification, quality assurance systems, quality service, formulation of policies and leadership styles.
Budget allocation, improvement of collection, fund management, safeguarding of assets, scholarships grants.
International rankings and global benchmarking.
Circulation policy, selection and acquisition, gifts and exchanges, relegation, budgeting and control.
Outreach program, feeding and nutrition, industry and livelihood, awareness program.
Faculty and staff development, faculty and performance issue, human relations, job analysis, job ranking and classification, manpower demand and supply studies. Graduate Tracer studies.
- Education and instruction
Values information, holistic formation of students, learning styles, teaching methodologist, technology and education, students at risk, program/curricular studies, early childhood education, reading readiness, communication skills enhancement, offering concentration and specialization to education students.
- Psychology Health
Stress adaption and management
Coping Mechanism style
Business and professional ethics, leadership style, organizational commitment, personal branding strategy, business feasibility and case study.
- Food Safety and Tourism
Food safety management, nutrition programs, Eco-tourism, travel safety, transcultural awareness and consciousness, human behavior in organization, consultancy services, local tradition and practices.
Disaster risk management.
Waste management, food control, water supply, forest conservation, disaster management, traffic control and road safety, climate change, issues and concerns related to Meycauayan River.
Political issues, gender issues, social issues, ethical issues, language and communication, local history, Policy analysis, socio-anthropology studies, behavior studies, arts, literature, religion, sports, criminal laws.
- Program/curricular studies on higher education
including assessment of present programs/curricula for purposes of determining how these could be improved/reengineered as well as international benchmarking of best practices towards the development of new programs/curricula in leading edge disciplines
- Policy oriented studies – research on the various dimensions of policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and e valuation focusing on but not limited to the following:
financing of higher education; cost sharing in higher education
economics of higher education,
governance and management of higher education,
accreditation and other quality assurance mechanisms,
rationalization of higher education
internationalization of higher education
- Research on quality and standards in the context of Research on quality and standards in the context of:
international rankings and global benchmarking
quality assurance systems
- Manpower demand and supply studies.
Cascading these areas of concerns to the different academic programs as shown:
● BSBA- Research Thrust #s 1 & 4
● BSA/BSAcT- Research Thrust #s 1 & 4
● BEED/BSED/BSPE- Research Thrust #s 2, 6 & 7
● BSHM/BSTrM- Research Thrust #s 5 & 6
● AB Psychology/ BS Social Work/BLIS- Research Thrust #s 1, 2, 6 & 7
● BS Criminology/BS Legal Management- Research Thrust #s 6 & 7
● MAED AS, FIL, ENGLISH, SCIENCE, PE, MATH, Psychology
– Research Thrust #s 8, 9, 10, 11
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