JMC’s academic research efforts have slowly evolved into one that received recognition from local and national academic communities. Not only does JMC presents at local/national conferences; JMC has also collaborated with other higher educational institutions to further research undertakings. Recently, the efforts include:
- Research studies conducted by three faculty members; Joan Mae Espinosa, Josefina Ortega, and Exander Barrios received approval and subsequently presented at the Interdisciplinary 3.0 Conference sponsored by Brokenshire College. The conference entitled “Transformation Through Basic Research Excellence” was held on August 19, 2016.
- Collaborated with Brokenshire College, Rizal Memorial Colleges and St. Peters College, JMC participated in a qualitative research study entitled “School Bullying: Understanding its Cycle and Characteristics” and “Filipino Children’s Conceptions of Peace and Peacemaking”. Five JMC faculty members: Josephine Gallardo, Allan Magsipoc, Josephine Ortega, Jade Isaal and Jesserie Nacalaban; participated in a thematic analysis of student respondents to the latter study. Through these teachers work, JMC has completed the analysis and submitted the results to Brokenshire College, the lead partner of the research collaboration.
Faculty Research Competencies
In an effort to enhance research methodology competencies of teachers/faculty, a needs assessment survey was administered to teachers and faculty in August. Results of the study will be used to design training modules in research methodology and statistics to fill knowledge gaps in the mentioned areas. Conduct of relevant research, i.e., research aligned to improvement of academic instruction and/or curriculum will be given emphasis