Now on its fifth run, the Regional Research Congress organized by the University Research and Development Office, held on 19–20 December 2022 via Zoom, provided again an opportunity for UNP faculty and staff, graduate students, and guest researchers to share their  outputs and engage in scholarly conversations.

The University Research and Development Office (URDO) led by Dr. Edelyn A. Cadorna spearheaded the said affair, which had its first run in 2020.

Dr. Edelyn A. Cadorna reports to the University administration and congress participants the recent research accomplishments of URDO and faculty.

“With the increasing number of completed research outputs in the University, something needs to be done to make these functional. These need to be disseminated to make them known not only locally but globally, and research presentation is the first step,” remarked Dr. Cadorna.

She also stated that such an opportunity is for the exchange of ideas, which eventually brings about educational transformation and technological advancement with the end goal of creating a global impact.

“Presenting research in your field of interest allows researchers in other fields, policymakers, and the public to become aware of the innovative research being generated in your field. It allows you to practice your presentation skills and develop your confidence and expertise in communicating your research findings,” she added.

The URDO director also shared UNP faculty’s recent research accomplishments. Around 20 research-based materials have been registered for copyright, and 21 mentored researchers have been accepted for publication in a journal indexed in the Web of Science (WoS).

Dr. Fatima F. Rocamora also noted that even if the pandemic paralyzed many, the new normal is now an opportune time to foster research collaborations which transcend disciplinary boundaries.

Dr. Fatima F. Rocamora highlights the need to collaborate and transcend disciplinary borders.

“The opportunity to present, discuss, collaborate, publish, make associates, and create networks—this is beyond the new normal,” she emphasized.

In the same manner, Dr. Erwin F. Cadorna also remarked that faculty members’ contributions to UNP’s scholarly pursuits are very much needed.

He pointed out: “We are faced with some questions to reflect upon: Can UNP withstand the requirements of our changing world? Will we allow ourselves to be left behind? Will we uphold our vision to become globally skilled and morally upright professionals?”

The presentations in the research congress total to 85 papers authored by 138 scholars. These are clustered into five, namely: educational administration and program evaluation (12 papers by 24 authors), health (16 papers by 27 authors), social science (25 papers by 48 authors), business and public administration (18 papers by 20 authors), and teaching and learning (14 papers by 19 authors).

Dr. Erwin F. Cadorna reiterates faculty’s responsibility on knowledge production.

Source: UNP- Public Information Office