/ 25 February 2022

TWENTY-THREE members of the State Universities and Colleges-Association of Colleges of Agriculture in the Philippines, Inc. will join the 10-week online training on research designs and methods conducted by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research.

The training is part of the joint project of SEARCA and the Commission on Higher Education called “Leveling-Up Philippine Higher Education Institutions in Agriculture, Fisheries, and Natural Resources.”

Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA director, said the SEARCA-CHED partnership aims to tap the intellectual capital of higher education institutions to boost food security and economic recovery by fostering a “knowledge economy” amid the Covid19 pandemic.

The Research4HEIs training is designed to enhance the participants’ capacity to develop a research framework focused on their objectives and hypotheses.

SEARCA has tapped the University of the Philippines Los Baños faculty members to design and facilitate the training course. It is coordinated by Dr. Maria Ana T. Quimbo, Professor 12 at the UPLB Institute of Governance and Rural Development, and co-facilitated by 13 faculty members and experts in quantitative and qualitative research methods from the UPLB Institute of Statistics and Department of Social Sciences.

The training is one of two SEARCA online learning events for SUC-ACAP members under the SEARCA-CHED project. The Strategic Communication Planning Workshop: Enhancing Communication Skills for Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines is also ongoing and will close in March.