PSU's School of Graduate Studies (SGS), in partnership with the Council of Deans for Graduate Education (CODGE), conducted the Education Research Conference 2018 last December 5, 2018 at the PSU Audio-Visual Room at Goa campus. The event's theme was "Research as a Core Element of Educational Practice," and aimed to provide opportunity to graduate students and faculty to present their thesis, dissertation or finished research to an interested audience. The plenary speakers were Dr. George M. Colorado, CESO III, Director IV of CHED ROV, and Dr. Raul G. Bradecina, SUC President III of PSU.
Partido State University SUC President III Dr. Raul G. Bradecina delivered a lecture at the General Assembly of the Council of Deans for Graduate Education (CODGE). His talk was entitled “Sabwag: Planting the Seeds of a Vibrant Research Culture in Bicol HEIs” which he translated to Partido language “Hadaw Asin Pan’o Nagtambo an Kultura nin Reserts Duman S’muya.”
Academic presentations and discussions are an important component of university life. They provide avenues for intellectual discourse thereby strengthening the culture of scholarly writing and research among faculty, especially in the Graduate School. Listening to presentations of proposed research, results of studies, and instructional materials stimulates and motivates faculty to engage in challenging and high quality research, literature review and designing of instructional tools. It enriches classroom instruction because it provides concrete examples to the theories and concepts discussed in class.
PSU aims to provide quality instruction in philosophy and the arts, to create a competitive advantage in instruction, research and extension. One specific step toward this direction that the University has taken is the inclusion of Dr. Danilo M. Gerona, an internationally renowned Bicol historian, in its roster of academic scholars. Dr. Gerona commits to build historical data base for Partido and undertake in-depth researches on certain aspects of the District which will become part of the collection of readings of the University.
The School of Graduate Studies sponsored the first of a series of Journal Group Discussions which aimed to provide opportunities to faculty to discuss their research, literature review and/or instructional materials in the field of education, governance and management; and strengthen the culture of research and intellectual discourse in the university.