Researchers, Extensionists Present Proposals during In-House Review and Evaluation
Maasin City, January 17, 2024 — In a courageous move towards academic excellence and community engagement, the Southern Leyte State University-Maasin City Campus conducted a comprehensive In-house Review and Evaluation of Research and Extension Proposals. The initiative, held on January 17, aimed to scrutinize and assess the quality, feasibility, and relevance of proposals submitted by faculty members. The meticulous evaluation ensures that the chosen projects align with the university's research agenda and cater to the local community's needs.
The event commenced with a multimedia invocation, followed by the rendition of the Philippine National Anthem and the SLSU Hymn. Ms. Juvenal Flores-Sumaya, the Office in charge and Coordinator of Extension Services, warmly welcomed all participants. Dr. Jonathan J. Palco, the Coordinator of Research & Innovation, then introduced the purpose of the gathering and the panel of evaluators.
A diverse assembly of participants, including faculty members and dedicated administrative staff, gathered for the occasion. Guided by Dr. Marie Khul C. Langub, the Director of Research & Innovation, Dr. Angel T. Sabusap, the Director of Extension Services, Ms. Adelfa C. Diola, Science Research Specialist II, and Ms. Rujube H. Hermano, the attendees underwent a rigorous evaluation process. Their combined expertise and commitment set the stage for insightful discussions and collaborative critique.
Various proposals across disciplines, such as public administration, social protection, and disaster management, were reviewed. Each project showcased the dedication of SLSU-Maasin City Campus researchers to addressing real-world challenges faced by the local community. Noteworthy ideas and methodologies emerged, underscoring the institution's commitment to innovation and community development.
Active engagement and constructive feedback characterized the exchange of ideas among participants, fostering a collaborative spirit that extended beyond the evaluation process. The event served as a platform for academic scrutiny and a catalyst for interdisciplinary dialogues, laying the foundation for future collaborative research and extension endeavors.
Magdaleno T. Samaco, Jr., RIES Head of SLSU-Maasin City Campus, delivered the closing remarks. He emphasized that the event not only showcased the depth of research talent within the institution but also highlighted the crucial role of academia in addressing the evolving needs of the local community. As these proposals progress to the following stages, the campus remains resolute in pursuing knowledge and positive societal change.