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.”

The Council of Deans for Graduate Education (CODGE), is an organization of Deans, Heads, Program Directors/Coordinators of thirty-one (31) Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in Region V with Graduate School. Its organizations was initiated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Regional Office V.

CODGE conducted its General Assembly last November 12, 2018 at the JMR Museum Auditorium, Naga Civic Center, Naga City. The assembly was attended by Graduate School Heads and faculty in Bicol. Dr. Maria Teresa G. De Alban and Dr. Maria Pamela S. Viñas of CHED RO V presented CHED’s Proposed Policies, Standards and Guidelines for Graduate Education. Dr. Bernadette G. Gumba, CODGE President and Graduate School Dean of Partido State University (PSU), and Mr. Federico Jose T. Lagdameo, Graduate School Faculty of Ateneo de Naga  University (ADNU), discussed CODGE’s Capability-Building Project on Graduate Research to be implemented in 2019. Dr. Eleanor A. Osea, Graduate School Dean of University of North Eastern Philippines (UNEP) and Dr. Ramona Isabel S. Ramirez, Graduate School Faculty of Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA), discussed their current thesis and dissertation practices. 

Distributed to the members during the assembly were the CODGE Constitution and By-Laws which was ratified last October 6, 2017, and the Call for Papers for the upcoming Education Research Summit on December 5, 2018 at PSU-Goa Campus sponsored by PSU in partnership with CODGE.

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