1st ALCUCOA National Research Conference: Promoting the Research Culture in Local Colleges and Universities towards Sustainable Development
More than a hundred participants from various locally funded universities or colleges attended the First ALCUCOA National Research Conference with the theme “LCU Initiatives Towards Sustainable Development” last May 24-25, 2018 at the University of Makati. The ALCUCOA Research Council was created in order to rationalize the various accomplishments and initiatives in the local colleges and universities nationwide. The 2018 conveners included Dr. Rene M. Colocar (President of City College of Calapan) as the Head Convener, with the following members namely Dr. Albert D. Madrigal (VPAA, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Cabuyao), Dr. Ronald A Gonzales (VPAA, City College of Calamba), Dr. Rebecca Tolentino (Professor, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila), and Prof. Mary Acel D. German (Dean, College of Arts and Letters, University of Makati).
The highlights of the event included the paper presentations which focused on the Teaching & Learning Environment, Technology and Innovation, Governance and Administration, Partnership and Linkages, and a business meeting with LCU Research Directors. Officials from the College of Allied Health Studies for example presented the “Effectiveness of Related Learning Experience Delivery of NCS 118A: Nursing Leadership and Management among Level IV Nursing Students of University of Makati” and the “Total Quality Education in a PPP Model: University of Makati College of Allied Health Studies Experience.” More than this, sample of research works from the City College of Angeles included “Determinants of Board Exam Preparedness of Technical Teacher Education Students: A Basis for Enhanced LET Review Program” and the “Exam Generator for City College of Angeles.” The City College of Calapan also provided research presentations like “The Academe as Conduit of Empowered Barangay Governance: the Case of Institute for Barangay Governance and Management, City College of Calapan.” Other works included those from the City College of Calamba, Kapalong College of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology, San Mateo Municipal College, General Alfonso Tan College, Pamantasan ng Cabuyao, among others. (ADAMOS)