CAMHS and COED faculty members endorsed for Institutional Research Grant

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Mr. Lester Sapar, RN, of the College of Allied Medical Health Sciences (CAMHS), and Mr. Nikko Calumpiano, LPT, of the College of Education (COEd) have successfully defended their research proposal before the University Research Council.

Two research proposals have been endorsed by the RDO for approval to the Father President this July –  “Predictive Factors for PNLE Success of UNO-R Nursing Graduates“ of Sapar and “Codeswitching in the Classroom: A Linguistic, Phycho-linguistic, and Pragmatic Analysis“ of Calumpiano. This is after the faculty researchers have successfully presented their proposals before the University Research Council and have submitted their revised proposals. The URC for each study consists of the RDO Director, the Dean of the respective colleges – Dr. Sheila Arnibal for CAMHS and Dr. Ma. Theresa Chavez for COEd, and an expert in the field – Mr. Xerxes Malaga for Nursing and Dr. Ivy Aboy for Language. Both proposals got an average of Very Satisfactory ratings from the panelists.

Sapar is a 2nd Placer in the Nursing Licensure Exams in 2012 and is also on his last stages in his Master of Nursing Degree at West Visayas State University, while  Calumpiano has recently graduated from his Master of Arts in English and Literature at West Visayas State University.

Three other faculty members are currently finalizing their research proposals – Eng’r. Rue Gustilo and Eng’r. Lea Joy Jaro of the College of Engineering, and Ms. Joanne Saquian of the College of Business and Accountancy (CBA). Two Lay Administrators have also expressed their intention to research, Ms. Grace Lopena, CPA, Dean of CBA, has undergone concept hearing for her feasibility study of a new program offering while Ms. Chris Feli Tajonera, MSGC, RGC, Director of the Student Development and Placement Center (SDPC), is currently scheduled for proposal defense this Saturday on her research proposal on emotional well-being and spiritual wholeness. In addition, Mr. El Jireh Bibangco, MSCS, program head of Computer Science and Entertainment Media Computing of the College of Information Technology (CIT) and Mr. Jude Xeres Herbolario, RMT, of CAMHS have recently submitted their concept papers and are scheduled for concept hearing in July.

Research Grants and Incentives are available to those who are interested in doing research. For more information, refer to the Revised Grants and Incentives Scheme on this website.


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