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The Teacher Education Department, in partnership with the Office of the VPRDE, led the workshop on writing research proposals on board performance of programs with licensure examinations and tracer studies on November 5-6, 2019 at the Administration Conference Hall.

Faculty members from both campuses who were identified as project leaders for the different research studies across the academic programs actively participated in the 2-day workshop. Dr. Rhoda Galangco of the Teacher Education Department discussed the research problems and the methodology to be used in writing the proposals for the trend analysis study. Dr. Galangco also facilitated the succeeding workshop which was participated by faculty members from the departments with board exams like Accountancy, Criminology, Nursing, Teacher Education, Engineering and Forestry.

       Meanwhile, Dr. Mark Preston S. Lopez presented the proposed Graduate Employability Survey that he and Dr. Johnny Cayabas designed. After the presentation, the group collaboratively worked on enhancing the survey form to make it comprehensive and inclusive. The graduate employability survey was also designed to address the “so what?” question that ISA aims to address through tracer studies. The survey will be subjected to external validation and subsequently be adopted for institutional use after its endorsement by the College. Dr. Lopez also gave a brief lecture on qualitative data analysis in the context of the tracer study research.

            The workshop yielded the following: (1) a standard, institutional comprehensive tracer study research proposal that will be adopted by all academic programs in relation to their respective program competencies stipulated in CHED’s PSGs; (2) a standard, institutional trend analysis research proposal that will be adopted by academic programs with licensure examination; (3) an internally validated Graduate Employability Survey due for external validation.

            While all these activities were undertaken primarily in compliance with the requirements of ISA, this academic exercise is also expected to propel the generation of excellent, quality-assured research studies related to assessing the contribution of MPSPC graduates to their respective agencies and to the community as a whole, and determining the trend of MPSPC graduates’ board performance for policy crafting, intervention, and curriculum & instruction enhancement.

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