Southern Leyte State University Graduate School Establishes Extension Project Partnership with PSITE Region 8
Southern Leyte State University and the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE) Eastern Visayas Chapter inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) related to the conduct of the region-wide extension project entitled, "Sustaining Academic Excellence through Research and Extension for IT Educators in Region 8," an extension project of SLSU’s Graduate School. The ceremonial MOA signing took place on Feb. 1, 2024 at the Biliran Island Province State University (BIPSU) and was graced by PSITE President Fernando Quiroz Jr.; PSITE Vice President Reymon Santiañez; and SLSU Graduate School Director Dr. Rhoderick Malangsa, representing Southern Leyte State University.
Primarily targeting information technology faculty members and practitioners among Region 8 higher education institutions, the project aims to provide trainings on research awareness and research proposal crafting, data mining trainings, and techniques and strategies on extension program, proposal, and activities for information technology extension programs. The expected outcomes of the project are the development of concept papers and research proposals, concept papers utilizing data mining techniques, and full-blown extension proposals integrating gender and development.
The MOA signing also kicked off a discussion on immediate actions for the extension project which included a benchmarking of best practices in extension processes and impact assessment. Future plans also include collaborations in publishing information technology research in high quality scientific journals.
The MOA signing witnessed by PSITE officers, SLSU delegates and faculty members of BIPSU. (Photo courtesy of PSITE-Eastern Visayas)
A MOA signing detours into a quick planning session. Taking advantage of the time with PSITE officers, SLSU Graduate School Director Rhoderick Malangsa promptly spearheads some strategic planning to address immediate extension-related concerns in the area of impact assessment and the efficient implementation of extension processes.