To further enhance the quality of both professors and editors, a seminar on research report writing and a training of pool of editors were conducted by the Research and Development Office at the St. Ezekiel Laboratory, September 11, 28, and October 5, 2019, respectively.
The research report seminar aimed to prepare the faculty members for various forms of mentorship as a research professor, adviser, consultant, research author, and co-author. The activity focused on refreshing them with the fundamentals of a research report as well as the techniques in producing a quality research output.
Meanwhile, the training of pool of editors was organized to welcome and add more potential editors from various fields of specialization who would assist the students of the University in editing their research. Also, it aims to develop the faculty members’, students’, and alumni’s expertise in editing by equipping them with adequate knowledge and skills on editing.
The two half-day activities, held on the mornings of September 28 and October 5, involved a lecture and a hands-on training to enhance the participants’ knowledge on the linguistic issues relevant to research report as well as their skills in the use of electronic tools such as Grammarly and Turnitin software for plagiarism and manuscript editing.
Faculty members and alumni who were able to complete the training are now part of the pool of editors who will serve the research students in the preparation of their research manuscript.
“FRESS involves faculty members from the Integrated School (IS) to graduate school. Specifically, the Training for Editors also invites students with communicative competence, faculty members, interested non-teaching personnel, & UNO-R alumni who are willing to edit research outputs,” Dr. Ivy Aboy, FRESS Coordinator, said. The said seminar and training are part of the Faculty Research Enhancement Seminar Series (FRESS) for this academic year.
FRESS is a program of the RDO which comprises of seminars, lectures, workshops, and training directed towards supporting the faculty members of the University with the research knowledge and skills to enable them to be effective mentors to student researchers.