With its goal of delivering quality research outputs that will gear towards further development of Aurora Province, Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT), initiated by the Office of the President, launched its research capacity enhancement for faculty members entitled “Comprehensive Introduction to Research Process and Plagiarism” on February 3, 2016 at the Audio-Visual Room, ICTC, ASCOT, Baler, Aurora.
Encouraging young faculty members to engage in research, the seminar was intended for Contract of Service instructors, of which a total of 41 forwarded support via attendance.
To instill well-documented research, Ms. Anne Claudine D. Dayo, Instructor and Research Associate of the College, tackled Plagiarism and Citation. This topic provided listings of different types of plagiarism, as well as the ethics of citing sources. Following her discussion was Dr. Doracie B. Zoleta-Nantes, College President, who presented the first part of Research Process. Ms. Lara Tereza Arcillas, Research Associate of the College, briefed the participants on how to formulate a questionnaire.
The welcome message was given by Dr. Eutiquio Rotaquio, Jr., Director of Research. Moreover, he shared the previous and current research areas of ASCOT. Dr. Gerardo S. Rillon, Chief Administrative Officer, closed the program with his appreciation to the efforts of the college in enriching the research capacities of young faculty members.
The three-hour research seminar, which was conducted after office hours, was the first installment of the research capacity enhancement activities and will be followed by more related events this year.