The Research and Development Center (RDC) of Laguna University, headed by Dr. Marie Joy Q. Elomina, conducted a research seminar for the teaching personnel of Laguna University in the collegiate level. It was held last December 6, 2022, at the Audio-Visual Room of the RLH Building.
Dr. Elomina explained the seminar’s objectives: 1. determine the importance of research monitoring and student advising; 2. identify the roles of research adviser and panel; and 3. recalibrate the outdated advising and paneling practices in sync with new trends.
For the opening remarks, Dr. Rosemarie D. Sabado, Vice President for Academic Affairs emphasized the meaning of “PATH.” She said that the meaning of the word is: P-prepare for a conducive research; A-Awareness of research objectives, methodologies, and policies; T-Time to relax, to rest, to reflect and to listen to oneself and lastly, H- Habitually check, update and upgrade one’s resources.
The resource speaker, Dr. Bobbet DV. Revilla shared some tips and tricks on Thesis Advising, Editing, & Paneling based on his experience through the years of handling and doing research. He stressed that research is a relationship and an exercise of humility. He added that research advising is a challenging task and needs time management.
Dr. Revilla also provided ways to improve writing, especially for editors. Research editing requires precision and avoiding use of biased language, among others. Lastly, he dealt with concerns on research paneling. He gave several suggestions on how panel members can improve their style to effectively guide the student-researchers.
In closing, Dr. Elomina summarized the important aspects about advising and paneling. She captured this by giving meaning to research. Read, Equip, Search, Examine and Analyze Results, Cheer-up and be Happy.
RDC is grateful to the administrators, deans, research coordinators and teaching personnel for supporting and participating in this year-end activity. Also, it appreciates the assistance of the MIS office and the maintenance personnel.