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ACGS levels up

The Aldesrgate College Graduate School dean, faculty members and students attended the two-day Philippine Association of Graduate Educators (PAGE) Regional Assembly Cum Workshop enthemed “Fostering Quality Research in Graduate Education” at the Center for Professional Development, University of La Salette, Santiago City, last October 28-29.

The ACGS delegation headed by Dr. Elizabeth R. Pascual, Dean and Treasurer of PAGE Region 02 for CY 2010-2011, composed of faculty members: Dr. Romeo Yarcia Jr., Jonathan Daton Palitayan, Debora B. Sampaga, Rizalyn L. Esquivel, Jenifer Raymond R. Tallungan; and graduate students.

Dr. Evelyn L. Pascua, CESO III, Director IV, Commission on Higher Education R02, urged the participants to foster quality and excellence as a day-to-day commitment, in her keynote speech during the opening program.

“If there’s quality, there’s satisfaction whose locus should be the student staisfaction. In this way, graduate education can take the lead role in enhancing quality towards global competetiveness.”  Pascua further explained.

The first day was capped by the lectures delivered by Dr. Ramil S. Rodriguez, NVSU, and DR. Nenita Capili, CSU-Lallo, on Quantitative and Qualitative Researches followed by the discussion of the National Higher Education Research Agenda by Dr. Nestor Calvan, ES II, and workshop mechanics by Dr. Antonio P. Pascual, CEPS.

The CHED Director briefly talked on choosing and narrowing down of topics as well as the writing of titles following requisites for quality researches that should cover priority areas like program or curricular studies, policy-oriented studies, accreditation, quality assurance mechanisms, among others.

On the second day, Dr. Dante Aquino, Director CHED of the Zonal Research Center addressed the yearning of the participants on how to come up with manuscripts deserving of publication not only in local research jornals but also in national and international circulations, as he lectured on Refereeing Journals.

Outputs of the workshop were presented for criritiquing by a panel composed of reasearch experts and PAGE regional officers: Dr. Jack Cabalonga, Dr. Rustico Santos, Dr. Gloria Yco, Dr. Pascual and Dr. Calvan.

Before the assembly closed, Tallungan of the AC delegation delivered his impressions and the synthesis of the activities.#