CHED-BU Zonal Research Center
Zonal Research Center

 First Tranche Cheques re: GIA Fund
1. Bicol University = P 403, 236.00, check no. 798093,dated May 7, 2010 (Medicinal Flora...)

2. Camarines Norte State College = P 120, 000.00, check no. 798037, Dated April 29, 2010

3. Camarines Sur Polytechnic College = P 183, 650, check no. 798035, dated April 29, 2010

4. Bicol College = P 160, 000.00, check no,. 798036, dated April 29, 2010

The 1st tranche check of ADNU (Baseline Survey....)  already received by Dr. Allan Sioson..


Information Communication Technology
Business Economics and Entrepreneurship

Researchable Areas

Teacher Education
On Teachers
       * Quality of tests/examination given
       * Modes of instructional delivery/Instructional Practice
       * Development and validation of teaching strategies
       * Research on the three core competencies for teachers, namely teaching competency, professional      
         competency, and punctuality and attendance.
       * Assessment of performance standards for teaching competency
       * Teacher education in the region (total development of a person)
       * Case study of elementary and secondary teachers in terms of field of specialization and handling of
          multigrade level combinations.
       * Time Management

On Students
        * Performance evaluation on national achievement tests
  * Factors affecting participation rate, cohort survival rate, and drop-out rate
  * Student Performance/Assessment of Student Learning
         * Teaching-Learning Process

On facilities and Resources
          * Effect of the lack of material resources and facility on the teachers' capacity

          * Instructional Materials Development
          * Review and Evaluation of the quality of instructional materials
          * Access of ICT facilities of teachers and students
          * Access and quality of ICT used in teaching
          * Learning Environments
          * Educational Technologies

        * Adoption of the native language of students as the medium of instruction
         * Review and development of teaching strategies and learning systems
         * Research on educational programs: ladderized programs versus degree-oriented; vocational and technical
         * Access to different programs in tertiary level
         * Shifting of programs among students
         * Learning improvement through information technology
         * Acceptability of technical-vocational curriculum
         * Curriculum Reforms/Revisions

Access to Education
        * Factors affecting access to education
         * Access to education versus quality

Management and Governance
        * Managerial capability and preparedness of school administrators
         * Value system of school administrators and teachers
         * School-based policy and management studies
         * School Organization/Administration
         * Policy Research
         * Home-School Partnerships/Linkages
         * School Effectiveness

Economics of Higher Education
        * Level of education versus earning capacity
         * Economics of community colleges and quality of education

Tracer Studies
        * Graduate-job mismatch
         * Employment system

Labor and Employment
       * Employment and underemployment in the region
       * Terms of employment
       * Academe and industry linkage
       * Education-employment mismatch

Poverty in Bicol Region
       * Productivity and employment studies
       * Access to basic social services of poverty-stricken areas
       * Poverty mapping and poverty incidence studies
       * Identification of opportunities to address poverty
       * Poverty and environmental degradation
Climate Change and Disaster Management
       * Climate change policy research
       * Climate risk management and disaster preparedness of various sector
       * Vulnerability assessment of various eco-zones
       * Economics of coping mechanisms and disaster response
       * Disaster preparedness of LGUs
       * Economics of natural disasters
       * Biodiversity

Gender and Development
Good Governance

Information Communication Technology
Development of Software Technologies
       * For education
       * Solutions for distance learning
       * Computational Research

Intellectual Property Rights

Open Source Software ( General Public Licensing) versus Closed Source

Accessibility of ICT Equipment

Pedagogy of Teaching ICT

Creativity/Innovations in the Use of ICT
     * Teaching discoveries
      * Early development of computer skills

Extent of implementation of ICT use

Computer literacy (proficiency)

Algorithms and computing theory

Business Economics and Entrepreneurship
Policy Research on Green Packaging

Viability of Establishing SME Parks by LGUs

Industry Profile and Situationer on Top Industry Sectors in Bicol Region

Business Competitiveness of LGUs

Market Development Research on Consumer Products

Cost of Doing Business in Bicol Region

Technology Transfer Studies for SMEs

Abaca and Pili Researches to Build Local Industry

Curriculum Development Equipping Elementary and secondary Students with Entrepreneurial Skills

Assessment and Modeling of Business Strategies (e.g. review of best practices, business incubation, and government-sponsored/aided programs

CHED-BU Zonal Research Center