Higher Education Research Category
1 Effect of Students' Experiences with Online Learning on their Academic Performance during Pandemic
Proponents: Marianne Jane Antoinette D. Pua, Alida Joy P. Dela Cruz
This study investigated the effect of students' experiences in online learning on their academic performance in Statistics. The data confirmed that students experience both positive and negative experiences in online learning, however, in most cases, they were indecisive. Students' profile, such as age, gender, track/strand taken during the their senior high school, number of siblings, parents' educational qualifications and internet connectivity were significantly correlated in some aspects of their experiences in online learning. The students' experiences in organizing time was better when studying online, having a sense of community when they meet other students in the classroom and their extent of liking the fast feedback when they meet their teacher in person had very significant effect on their academic performance in Statistics. It is recommended that teachers may look into these experiences to measure future academic performance of the Statistics students.
Proponents: Ma. Theresa Eustaquio, Juanito P. Tandoc Jr.
For several years, the communicative competence of students, whether language majors or not, was assessed using standardized tests. In line with this, this study focused on the development of valid and reliable assessment tools specifically for nursing students since there is a dearth of assessment tools developed for them. These tools were used to assess student-nurses' level of communicative competence. To come up with the needed data, this study employed the exploratory sequential mixed-method design. As a result, communicative competence assessment tools were developed based on the themes that emerged during the interview. Results also revealed that the developed tools were valid and reliable. Likewise, the assessment of the level of communicative competence of the student-nurses revealed that they are advanced in terms of linguistic, discourse, sociolinguistic, and strategic competencies. The outcomes of the study proved further that student-nurses have a broad knowledge on their field, possess high level of communicative competencies, and effectively practice professional, technical and soft skills involved in the world of quality nursing care. However, additional language lessons and activities which are aligned to clinical and hospital settings may still be added to the BSN curriculum for the student-nurses to reach the competent level.
3. Academic and Practice Teaching Performance of Pre-service Teachers of the College of Education- Isabela State University- Echague Campus
Proponents: Nerissa P. Batoon, Marina Acerit, Dayson Lata
Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) in the country are mandated to provide relevant and quality training in the professional development of student-interns. In this study, the academic performance of the pre-service teachers as seen in their general weighted average (GWA) which covers the general education, professional education and major/content courses were looked into. This would gauge if they acquired the necessary content and pedagogical knowledge and demonstrated the acceptable level of performance in various subjects covered in the Teacher Education Curriculum under CHED memorandum no.75 series of 2017. This study assessed the teaching performance of the graduating pre-service students of the college in terms of the following criteria namely-lesson planning; organizing and presenting instruction; questioning skills; managing and motivating the class; assessing student's performance; display of professionalism and personality. Likewise, it also determined if their academic performance affects their practice teaching performance. A total of 152 pre-service teachers in the province of Isabela and city of Santiago were evaluated by the cooperating teachers included in the study. Findings of which revealed that these student-interns strongly demonstrated competencies in all seven (7) criteria that were identified. It was found out that most of them were good in their general education and major courses while majority were fairly satisfactory in the professional education courses. A significant correlation between the academic performance of the pre-service teachers and that of the criteria - lesson planning, managing and motivating the class, assessing students' performance, display of professionalism and personality were noted. Hence, as a whole, the college may consider various approaches in providing actual and practical learning experiences that would further strengthen the pre-service students' performance in practice teaching. Alignment of competencies in all academic courses and that of student-teaching internship need to be considered as well.
4. The Implementation of Extension Training Activities of the College of Education in Isabela State University: Basis for Strategic Program of Activities
Proponents: Nerissa P. Batoon, Mario P. Tamana
This research examined the current extension training activities of the College which was conceptualized based on the needs of Barangay San Fabian people. The "TEACH AND PROVIDE: EXTENSION TRAINING AND ACTIVITIES OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION" is composed of three (3) major training activities geared towards literacy (CEDLit), leadership(CEDLead) and livelihood (CEDLive). The faculty extensionists and beneficiaries' assessed the conditions and status of its implementation on the criteria that were identified such as planning and management, objectives, topics, venue, strategies used, faculty-extensionists expertise and involvement of participants as well as the problems that beset them. It utilized the descriptive method of research using a survey questionnaire, document analysis and focus group discussion. Frequency count and mean are the statistical tools employed in analyzing the data gathered. Findings of the study revealed that faculty-extensionists and recipients of the College Extension Training Activities "strongly agree" that in terms of faculty expertise, they are knowledgeable, an expert on the topics delivered and in good rapport with the participants. Both group "agree" in terms of the three (3) indicators - objectives, venue and participants involvement. Faculty extensionists experienced "minor" problems pertaining to lack of interest among clienteles, lack of faculty commitment in doing extension works, inadequateness of faculty in managing training activities and absence of periodic monitoring and evaluation of the training activities that were conducted. Other problems mentioned in the study were considered "moderate".
5. Self-efficacy, Anxiety, and Mathematics Achievement of Education Students of Isabela State University- Echague Campus
Proponents: Sheryl Irene E. Manaligod
This study was conducted to determine the relationship between mathematics self-efficacy, anxiety, and mathematics performance of education students of Isabela State University Echague Campus. Specifically, it aimed to describe the level of mathematics self-efficacy and anxiety, and performance in mathematics, and evaluate the relationship between mathematics self-efficacy, anxiety, and students' performance in mathematics. This study utilized a descriptive-correlational method of research. Results indicated that the students had average self-efficacy and high anxiety levels. Moreover, the mathematics performance of the students was good. In addition, it was found that there was a significant relationship between mathematics self-efficacy, anxiety, and mathematics performance. A positive significant relationship between mathematics self-efficacy and students' performance in mathematics, a negative significant relationship between mathematics anxiety and students' performance in mathematics, and a negative significant relationship between mathematics self-efficacy and anxiety of the students. It is recommended that future researchers should conduct this study with a larger population to make more reliable results.
6. Flexible Learning, Anxiety and Academic Performance of Pre-Service Teachers: Input to Curriculum Adjustment
Proponents: Rodel B. Guzman, Loverina P. Sanchez
This descriptive-correlational study was conducted among randomly selected pre-service teachers of Isabela State University-Echague, Isabela. The purpose of which is to assess their attitude on blended learning, anxiety level and academic performance as an input to curriculum adjustment. Most of the participants of the study were female, user of cellular phone, messenger, and prepaid data. Also, the respondents are receiving financial and moral support from their parents while receiving help for their academics from their friends. In terms of their anxiety level, most of the respondents were suffering from moderate to severe level while they are performing on the average level. Generally speaking, the respondents have a positive attitude on blended learning. Data show that there is a higher probability that male respondents, user of FaceBook and prepaid data and those who do have someone to support their financial needs have higher level of anxiety. Statistically, the anxiety level of the respondents affects negatively the academic performance of the respondents. Furthermore, there is also a higher possibility that the respondents' academic performance get better when they have unlimited access to learning materials, with conducive place for learning, with organize time management, and comfortable with the use of laptops and technology-based materials. On the other hand, it was statically proven that when students get bored over the online learning and develop the feeling of being isolated, there is a probability that their grades will be affected negatively.
7. Relationship Between Online Teaching Readiness and Quality of Life among ISU Faculty in time of COVID 19 Pandemic
Proponents: Merridy V. Macutay, Marianne Jane Antoinette D. Pua
This study was undertaken to assess the extent of on-line teaching readiness and the quality of life of the faculty as determined through the extent of stress trauma they have due to students' ordeal during on-line learning and their level of self compassion. Descriptive-correlational method was used in the analysis of the data derived from 72 permanent faculty of Isabela State University, Echague Campus. Among them, majority were female aged from 30-38 years old with at least 5 years of teaching experiences. More than 40% of them had concurrent designations. The result showed that the faculty had slight emotional distress due to the traumatic experiences of students during online learning. They viewed themselves with more tenderness, patience, and empathy but occasionally showed impatience, disapproval, and judgment toward themselves. This implies that they have more self-care and self-compassion than self-criticism. Hence, apparently, they were ready to undertake online classes with an acceptable quality of work life. There were significant relationships between extent of secondary stress trauma experienced by the faculty and their sex, academic rank and number of years in teaching. Their age, sex, having a designation or not and academic rank were significantly associated, in some ways, with their extent of self-compassion. Moreover, there is a significant relationship between the extent of secondary stress trauma experienced by the faculty and their level of self-compassion. Faculty readiness for online learning and quality matters. In fact, these are very important school-related factors influencing student achievement. Hence, it is recommended that a refined understanding of how these attributes can affect not only their students' academic performance but also their performance across these different teaching contexts can be helpful in determining the range of potentially effective policy options for the campus and the University, in general.
Proponents: Eva U. Cammayo, Jeanette I. Gonzales
Policymakers and the general public are becoming increasingly concerned about the role of higher education in preparing students for the workforce The University under study aims to develop graduates equipped with skills and competence required by the industry. The graduate tracer research helps assess graduates' employability and establish the elements that serve as a framework for enhancing students' services and instruction. The snowball sampling was adopted and a modified questionnaire was sent via social media to 111 BSA graduates between 2007 to 2019. The involvement in alumni employability factors - curriculum, student services, facilities, and career guidance, among others, were ranked. Based on the results, the most significant factors contributing to employability were their educational qualifications and professional examinations. All the respondents are employed, but they found the BSA curriculum wanting in providing students with the opportunity to develop accounting skills and better prepare themselves for professional examinations. As such, the researchers recommend extending the BSA curriculum to 5 years; the OJT program with accounting firms, and adding the required course audit. Further, to increase the graduates' employability, the University shall provide students with the opportunity to experience the use of accounting software in actual business operations.
9. Competencies of BS in Accountancy Graduates of Isabela State University: Basis for Curriculum Enhancement
Proponents: Jeanette I. Gonzales, Eva U. Cammayo, Cristy T. Ancheta, Ma. Theresa S. Alvarez
The study was conducted to determine the competency requirements of professional accountants and to determine the relevance of the BSA curriculum in the development of these competencies. Descriptive research method was used. Questionnaire which was adopted from Rufino was utilized to record the responses of the respondents. The questionnaire was distributed to BSA graduates who were active on social media. 111 were properly filled out and returned. A 5-point Likert scale was used to measure the competencies with 5 denoting always used in the workplace and 1 denoting never used or applied in the workplace. The results were interpreted with the use of simple frequency counts; weighted means; ranking and to analyze the competency requirements for CPAS and non-CPAS, the independent samples t-test group statistics was used to test the difference on the competency requirements of CPAS and non-CPAs. The results show that all the competencies: accounting; professional and business are always used or applied in the respective workplaces of the accounting professionals. The competency framework prescribed in the CMO 03, series of 2007 and now replaced by CMO 27, series of 2017 are relevant in the development of the competency requirements for professional accountants. Administration of course audit and departmental examinations; and extending the BSA curriculum from 4 years to 5 years are the top 3 suggestions from the BSA graduates to enhance the development of competencies.
Proponent: Randy P. Acoba
This study aimed at determining how students' satisfaction and anxiety in Flexible Teaching and Learning Modality (FTLM) affect their academic performance. Further, the study delved into the best predictors of academic performance in terms of the Level of Students' Satisfaction and Anxiety in FTLM. The study revealed that the students are satisfied in the delivery of instruction under FTLM; however, it revealed that they are moderately anxious in the same platform of instruction. There is a significant difference in the level of satisfaction of the students in FTLM when they are grouped according to program while no significant difference was observed in terms of the level of anxiety in FTLM. Majority of the subscales of student satisfaction are significantly and negatively correlated with the level of anxiety in FTLM. Generally, student satisfaction and anxiety do not relate with the academic performance of the students. Finally, Instruction and Internet appeared to be the significant predictors of academic performance in terms of Student Satisfaction and Anxiety in FTLM.
11. Predictors of Performance in the Licensure Examination for Teachers: A Comparative Analysis of Multiple Linear Regression and Artificial Neural Network
Proponent: Randy P. Acoba
The purpose of this study is to determine the predictive factors of performance in the Licensure Examination for Teachers in Isabela State University-Echague Campus using Multiple Linear Regression and Artificial Neural Network models. The data used in the study was the performance of the Batch 2019 graduates of BSE and BEED Programs who immediately took the board examination. The study revealed that, in BSE program, academic performance across General Education, Professional Education, and Major Courses is significantly and positively correlated with the performance in LET across the General Education, Professional Education and Major components of the board examination. The same result of correlation is observed in the performance of BEED graduates in college and in the board examination. The two models, Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) and Artificial Neural Network (ANN), were compared as to their predictive ability using the Mean Absolute Percentage Error (MAPE) and the result shows that in BSE Program, ANN model shows lower forecast error than MLR model when applied to the General Education component of LET, while MLR model shows lower forecast error when applied to the Professional Education component of LET. In terms of the major component of LET, the two models vary in terms of their predictive abilities across the six major courses. Finally, MLR model shows better performance in predicting LET performance of BEED graduates.
Proponent: Jose B. Rosario
Let G be a connected graph. A vertex coloring of G is an N2-vertex coloring if, for every vertex v, the number of different colors assigned to the vertices adjacent to v is at most two. The N2-chromatic number of G is the maximum number of colors that can be used in an N2-vertex coloring of G. In this paper, we establish tight bounds for the N2-chromatic number of a graph in terms of its maximum degree and its diameter and characterize those graphs that attain these bounds.
Proponent: Eric N. Habiatan
This study examined the relevance of the BS Criminology curriculum of Isabela State University-Cabagan to the jobs of the graduates. Using the descriptive design, data gathered from 134 criminology graduates comprising 108 males and 26 females were analyzed using arithmetic mean, t-test, and ranking. The results show that the Bachelor of Science in Criminology curriculum of Isabela State University is responsive to the jobs of its graduates and that the courses offered are practical to the real-world professions of the graduates. Likewise, the academic-related activities of the criminology program are significant to the careers of the graduates. Moreover, findings displayed that there is no significant difference between the assessments of male and female graduates on the relevance of academic-related activities and the criminology curriculum particularly law enforcement administration, criminal detection and investigation, criminal sociology, criminalistics, and correctional administration courses to their jobs. On the other hand, results exhibited a significant difference in the assessment of the male and female graduates on the relevance of criminal law and jurisprudence courses to their jobs. Finally, the graduates endorsed the inclusion to the criminology curriculum of competencies such as computer-related subjects, police operational procedure, communication subjects, driving and swimming, and stress management subjects.
14. Pull Factors Influencing ISU Senior High School Students’ Selection of Higher Education Institution
Proponents: Adona S. Abana, Joseph Dauag , Jaylord P. Manaud
Venturing into senior high school and college entails serious decision-making among students as well as their parents. Making a wise choice to pursue the next step of the journey in senior high school or college is not just the responsibility of the students themselves but also of their parents in the form of guidance and moral support. This study was undertaken to identify and track out the pull factors influencing the Senior High School Students’ selection of Higher Education Institutions over the period of their two-year residency in their curricular program. The study used a quantitative approach using descriptive-comparative and descriptive-correlational research design. A survey questionnaire was used in gathering data from the 167 respondents. The data generated were analyzed using mean, Independent Samples t-test, and Pearson-r. The findings of the study showed that students’ main reasons for their selection of HEI are their own interests and inclinations considering their priority courses leading to their college course could be found in the higher institution while peer influence and teachers’ influence are the two factors that least influence their selection of a Higher Education Institution. Moreover, it was revealed that male and female students have the same pull factors influencing their choice of Higher Education Institution in terms of personal interest, scholastic performance, parents’ influence, and influence of siblings while male students were more influenced by their peers and teachers in their selection of Higher Education Institution. Also, the results showed that grade 11 and grade 12 students have the same pull factors influencing their selection of Higher Education Institutions in terms of personal interest, scholastic performance, parents’ influence, influence of siblings, peer influence, and teachers’ influence. Lastly, it was revealed that the pull factors influencing the senior high school students’ selection of Higher Education Institutions in terms of personal interest and parents’ influence are not significantly related to their academic performance. On the other hand, the pull factors influencing the senior high school students’ selection of Higher Education Institutions in terms of scholastic performance, influence of siblings, peer influence, and teachers’ influence are significantly factors of their academic performance.
15. Employers Feedback on the Performance of the CCSICT Graduates of Isabela State University Cabagan Campus
Proponent: Rosemary L. Buraga
This study is an assessment of the employer’s feedback on the performance of College of Computing Studies, Information and Communication Technology (CCSICT) graduates in the workplace with respect to quality and quantity of work, job knowledge, and working relationships. The study used a descriptive research method utilizing the employers of employed graduates as key informants. The respondents were purposely chosen as managers or supervisors of companies and institutions of the graduates. Data from 98 employers were gathered using a survey questionnaire. Weighted mean, frequency count, percentage, and rank were used to interpret the results of the survey. Results showed that graduates are employed in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. This means that the graduates have jobs related to their course. The majority of employers who participated in the survey are from the private sector. Employers were very satisfied with the graduate's quality and quantity of work, job knowledge, and work relationships. The top attributes used to evaluate the graduates' performance were the quantity of work and the working relationships. The findings suggested putting emphasis on written and oral communication skills and improving networking, troubleshooting skills, and graphics and design skills.
16. Students’ Mental Health Amidst of COVID-19 Pandemic at Isabela State University, Angadanan, Isabela
Proponents: Mary Antoniete T. Jacinto, Adeline M. De Guzman
Several factors, including fear and anxiety, have affected mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study examined the mental health of college students using an online descriptive survey to assess their profiles and identify various causes of stress, coping mechanisms, and barriers to mental health induced by the epidemic. Using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 and Gender Anxiety Disorder-7, depression, and anxiety levels were also measured to determine whether there was a link between depression and anxiety and the respondents' age and gender. This study fills the gap between students, parents, and institutions by raising awareness of mental and psychological health issues. Results showed that most students aged 19 to 20 reported mild depression and stress, and most affected were female than male, demonstrating a relationship between gender and anxiety (p <.005). Financial difficulties were mental health treatment barriers, leading to a lack of academic focus. COVID-19, a lack of counseling resources, and a lack of social engagement were the other leading stressors. Our findings recommend more therapeutic services, telehealth-related training, seminars, interventions, academic support, and technological approaches to mental health.
17. A TRACER STUDY OF THE 2019 GRADUATES OF BACHELOR OF SECONDARY EDUCATION ISABELA STATE UNIVERSITY CITY ILAGAN CAMPUS
Proponents: Carina L. Vidania, Michelle G. Quijano, Marines S. Zilabbo, Mark Kevin T. Maramag, Judy L. Ricardo, Helen T. Asio
The purpose of this Graduate Tracer Study (GTS) was to gather vital feedback about the quality and relevance of education obtained and employability of the 2019 graduates of Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSE) of the Isabela State University, City of Ilagan Campus. The 85 respondents were traced from September 2021 to March 2022. One indicator of the success of ISU City of Ilagan Campus in equipping BSE Batch 2019 with quality education is reflected in the 80 percent turnout of passers in the Licensure Examination for Teachers. However, tight competition for a job and unavailability of job vacancy were claimed as reasons for unemployment – a feedback which may indicate concerns on quality and relevance. The respondents considered Educational Qualification as the factor most contributory to their first employment. A significant number of respondents were teaching in government but have yet to obtain security of tenure. The data on job description and monthly salary reveals that there were few who were gainfully employed and most of them are underemployed and are misfits in their present jobs at the time of the survey. The respondents considered communication skills, human or interpersonal skills, leadership or managerial skills, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking skills very useful in their present job. Majority of the respondents assessed their college degree and educational trainings as very relevant but a significant number of the BSE Batch 2019 find it fairly relevant and not relevant. This may confirm the job mismatch analyzed from the data gathered which may impel the Program to review quality and the relevance and non-relevance of the curriculum to job requirements. Nonetheless, the overall assessment given by the respondents on the BSE Program was excellent. The utilization of result of GTS is in place.
18. A TRACER STUDY OF THE 2019 GRADUATES OF BACHELOR OF TECHNICAL TEACHER EDUCATION OF ISABELA STATE UNIVERSITY CITY OF ILAGAN CAMPUS
Proponents: Arina L Vidania, Remedios R Lamorena, Michelle G Quijano, Jaimee M Saladino, Erlinda M Bumagat, Mark Kevin T Maramag
The study focused on gathering vital feedback about the quality and relevance of education obtained and the employability of the BTTE batch 2019, the last batch of graduates of the then BTTE (now BTVTED) Program of the Isabela State University, City of Ilagan Campus. The 58 respondents were traced from September 2021 to March 2022. The BTTE Batch 2019 completed their schooling within the prescribed age-range; most of them are female and are still single. It is noteworthy that a significant number of them are pursuing graduate studies. Most of them are not yet eligible. The no vacancy and delay in taking/passing the board exam were claimed by the respondents as top most reasons for the delay of their employment or had caused them unemployment. They consider their educational qualification as most contributory to their first employment. The respondents are mostly employed but are underemployed and only few are enjoying security of tenure. In the job description of the respondents, it is noticeable that none of them is in the field of the College Degree that they have been prepared for. This may imply misfits and/or mismatches. Nevertheless, the graduates find their educational training relevant which may imply versatility and that the respondents were equipped with technology skills needed in jobs allied to the BTTE Program. The Respondents find communication skills along with other skills they have acquired in their Program useful in their present job. The respondents had a very good assessment of the Program. To improve the turnout of board passers that may in turn increase employability and security of tenure, the utilization of the results of the study is in place.
19. A TRACER STUDY OF THE GRADUATES OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN Civil ENGINEERING OF THE ISABELA STATE UNIVERSITY ILAGAN CAMPUS FROM SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019
Proponents: Alex M Balubal, Abigail A Buenaventura, Kristelle Ann V Ginez, Carina L Vidania
This study aimed to trace The sufficiency, quality, and applicability of the educational programs that the University offers to determine whether or not it will be successful in attaining its fundamental goals. Further. this traced the status of employment of the respondents; the length of time in looking for a job; their reason/s for the delay of employment or unemployment; the factors that facilitated in getting a job; and the level of their assessment on the quality and relevance of the education they obtained at ISU Ilagan Campus. 62 Bachelor of Civil Engineering graduates of the Isabela State University, Ilagan Campus for the School Year 2018-2019 were the respondents. The result of the overall assessment given by the respondents to the BSCE Program was described as “Good”.
Proponents: Arnold L Alburo, May Grace Baquiran, Jean Claude M Benitez, Mariz M Gabuyo, Freddie O. Orperia, Carina L Vidania
This study aimed to determine the adequacy and quality, and relevance of the educational programs the university provides whether it respond effectively to the changing needs and conditions of the nation through a system of educational planning and evaluation. In this context, former students could provide vital feedback about their employability, the adequacy and relevance of their training in college in relation to the needs of their present job or prospective employment. This feedback from the graduates may guide the school in its pursuit to provide quality education that is relevant. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program offered at the Isabela State University Ilagan Campus aims to equip future electrical engineers with skills and efficiency needed to provide practical applications of theoretical knowledge in the different jobs in the industrial and technical world that could help in the socio-economic development of the country.
Proponents: Carina L. Vidania, Jeffrey S. Santos, Ma. Jessica M. Bacquel
The success of any school in achieving its basic purposes is determined by the adequacy and quality, and relevance of the educational programs it provides. The objective of this study was to determine the status of employment of the respondents; the length of time in looking for a job; their reason/s for the delay of employment or unemployment; the factors that facilitated in getting a job; and the level of their assessment on the quality and relevance of the education they obtained at ISU Ilagan Campus. Most of the traced BS in Industrial Technology graduates batch 2019 started and completed their schooling within the prescribed period to finish the degree. However, some of them may have started out late or lagged behind their studies as indicated by the presence of significant number of respondents within the age range over the prescribed period of their course. Most of them were female and are still single. Most of them were took professional subjects for education and some of them were already LET passers. Majority of the respondents claim that they were employed within the year of their graduation. However, No immediately vacancy were claimed as the top most reasons for the delay of the rest of the respondents’ employment or had caused them unemployment. The respondents identified as number one factor most contributory to their first employment was that they were educationally qualified. This implies that the employed respondents meet the minimum educational requirements of the hiring agencies. This indicates the relevance of the curriculum to job requirements. Most of the employed respondents were working in private firms but not yet permanent. It may indicate that this was not due to the inability of the respondents to meet the basic requirement, but it may be due to unavailability of permanent positions. The job description of the respondents were an army, OFW, Product Specialist, Care Giver, Food and Beverage Services, Road Surveying, Tutoring, Cashier, Customer Service/Receptionist, Industrial Electrician, Machine Control Operator, SK Chairman, Teacher and Office Staff. The data indicates that majority of the respondents were in the field relative to their earned degree and there was a low prevalence of “misfits” and majority of the employed respondents were receiving salaries within the range above the minimum wage. The employed respondents find communication skills, entrepreneurial skills; human or interpersonal skills; problem-solving skills, information technology skills; and microfinance skills very useful in their present job. Generally, they assessed as very useful in their present job the skills they acquire in college. The respondents gave a remarkably favorable feedback on course content, faculty, as well as library, career guidance and scholarship as these were also found to be Excellent by the respondents. However, the program may want to level up from very good assessment to become excellent on Laboratories, physical plant, housing dormitories, alumni and job placement, Medical/Dental, Registration/Admission, Research services, Extension services and General administration and also to level up from good to become Very Good or excellent on Methods of Instruction. Nonetheless, the overall assessment of the respondents on the BS in Industrial Technology program was “Very Good”.
Proponents: Sheila Marie D. Sibug, Helen T. Asio Michelle G. Quijano
This study aimed to develop and evaluate an Instructional Material in teaching Purposive Communication using the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation or ADDIE model design. There was a total of ninety two (92) freshmen Bachelor of Secondary Education student-respondents on the other hand there were a total of nine (9) expert-respondents who rated the materials, five (5) of whom were language professors, two (2) were curriculum development professors and two (2) were assessment of learning professors. Prior to the development of the materials, an English Proficiency test was administered as basis in the formulation of topics for each material. Based on the findings, both student-respondents and teacher-respondents rated the materials “Highly Acceptable” using the standardized survey questionnaire. The result indicates that the instructional materials helped them improve their knowledge in Purposive Communication. Wherein, students can go over the lessons and complete the tasks provided in the materials without full supervision of their teacher. Lastly, through the use of the developed instructional materials, as provided by the results of the study, students can facilitate learning on their own.
23. ESTABLISHMENT OF BASELINE DATA ON STUDENT’S LEVEL OF AWARENESS, EXPERIENCE AND PERCEIVED COMPETENCE ON RESEARCH
Proponents: Helen T. Asio, Ma. Cristina Lalaine M. Nerona
This researchaimed to determine the students' level of awareness, experience and perceived competence on research and their relationships to the respondents’ profile. It was conducted at Isabela State University- City of Ilagan campus, during the second semester S.Y 2021-2022 with 269 respondents. It employed Descriptive correlational Design using quantitative approach. A modified survey questionnaire was used to gather the data need. To analyze the data; Frequency and Percentage Count was used to analyze the respondent’s profile; 5-point Likert scale to get the mean for the students’ level of awareness, experience and perceived level of competence. As to the significant relationship among the variables, Chi-square was employed. Among the significant findings: the respondents’ level of awareness on research research activities was rated moderately aware with a computed mean of 4.10; the extent of experiences in research is dependent to the age of the respondents; and respondents’ perceived level of competence in writing research is rated good; There is significant relationship between between the respondents’ Extent of Experiences in research and their Perceived level of Competence on Research Writing; and There is significant relationship between between the respondents’ Extent of Experiences in research and their Perceived level of Competence on Research Writing. The result indicates that the respondents are moderately aware of the research-related activities conducted in the school, and they are good in writing research, however they still need to be strengthened particularly in writing abstract and conceptual framework of their researches.
24. EXTENT OF COMPLIANCE AND INTEGRATION OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM OF ISABELA STATE UNIVERSITY TOWARDS AN ENHANCED OUTCOMES-BASED AND EDUCATION 5.0-READY CURRICULUM
Proponents: Steve M. Esteban, Ryan M. Amigo
The 5th Industrial Revolution (5IR) demands Higher Educations to adopt an up-to-date curriculum, innovative programs and align student skills according to the manpower needs of the modern society. Countries employed the Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) curriculum to ensure that their professionals uphold the expected third-world competencies. This study is sought to evaluate the compliance of Isabela State University Nursing Program to the desired outcomes of the OBE and the integration of Education 5.0 in the concurrent curriculum since its initial implementation. The author of the study designed and validated two empirical tools namely, the OBE-compliance and the Education 5.0-integration tools, corroborated by 7 curriculum experts, local and international, answerable by the level 4 21st century nurse learners and the faculty of the unit. These instruments underwent rigorous validity testing through S-CVI-I-CVI, Pilot study and Cronbach’s Alpha rating.
Results: This utilized an explanatory mixed-sequential method: the quantitative aspect of the study was computed using the average weighted mean derived from a 4-point Likert scale. It has proven that the campuses fully complied with the standards of the OBE set by the CHED. The acceptance of the new curriculum and the preparation of a learner-centered instruction exemplary aided to achieve the intended learning outcomes of the nurse leaners. However, the minor inadequacy and misuse of high-end simulation facilities and equipment for training became the reducing factor in the integration of E5.0 competencies making the unit innovation resilient. In consonance with the former aspect, the author used Content Analysis in the qualitative phase, wherein, relevant categories and codes were identified using a deductive approach. This phase revealed that the ISSUES AND CHALLENGES in OBE-implementation, showed: 1) inadequacy of simulation apparatuses and trainings of instructors for utilization and maintenance, 2) reluctance in accepting and incorporating the reform in the teaching-learning processes, 3) COVID-19 Pandemic and 4) study habits of students (ie., absenteeism, tardiness). On the other hand, the SUGGESTION AND ENHANCEMENTS in E5.0 integration disclosed that 1) innovations require complete acquisition and expert handling of high-end nursing facilities and equipment, 2) an accepted, rigorously monitored and evaluated learner-centered curriculum and instruction, 3) expert training in conducting research, and 4) student support that foster learning environment conducive for student development.
25. PRODUCTIVE VOCABULARY KNOWLEDGE OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS AS A PREDICTOR OF WRITING PERFORMANCE: BASIS FOR ENGLISH SYLLABI AND INSTRUCTIONAL MODULES IMPROVEMENT
Proponent: Romel R. Costales
Although a growing body of research has indicated that writing performance is determined by the writer’s level of vocabulary knowledge, the relationship between the two still needs to be validated as it has strong pedagogical implication. This study aimed at investigating the productive vocabulary knowledge of pre-service teachers as a predictor of writing performance which serves as basis for English syllabi and instructional modules improvement. Seventy-seven (77) students from different year levels were assessed on their productive vocabulary knowledge using vocabulary profiler along four frequency levels: 1st 1,000 words of high frequency, 2nd 1, 000 words least frequently used, Academic World List (AWL), and Off-list. They were also evaluated on their writing performance in terms of organization, content and mechanics. The study found that the productive vocabulary knowledge of the pre-service teachers was limited to the levels with high frequency words. Findings also indicate that their writing performance (good) was affected by their productive vocabulary test performance. Furthermore, the productive vocabulary knowledge of students was the same regardless of sex, age and year level. Meanwhile, except for sex variations were observed in writing performance along age and year level.
Proponents: Ma. Cristina Lalaine M. Nerona, Michelle G. Quijano
The purpose of this study was to determine the research culture among faculty members of Isabela State University which was also the population of this research. Total Enumeration sampling was used to determine the respondents among the different programs. A five point Likert Scale was used and the instruments was validated by experienced professors in the field. As to the profile, majority of the respondents are from the college of education with the age bracket of 26 to 30 , female , permanent faculty and has been in the service for 5 years and below. Accordingly most of them are instructor with masters degree and doctoral units, and equivalent teaching units of above 24. The study also shows that 61.31% of the respondents presented their paper for the last five years in the international, national and local conferences and categorize as technical, technological, social and educational. Faculty rarely involve in research work and activities. The perceived level of competence in research writing for faculty is good based on the overall mean. The level of involvement of faculty researchers and its profile particularly in educational status and highest educational attainment has significant relationship using Chi Square as the statistical tool. As to the significant relationship of faculty involvement in research and extent of Organization Support to faculty researchers shows significant relationship this means that the Administration should fully support any research activities of faculty members.
27. Awareness, Understanding, and Acceptance of CEAT Students of ISU-I towards its Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives
Proponents: Jonalyn Palogan, Bagnos Quebral, Cesar Vallejo, Susan Vallejo, Edison Tuliao
The study focused on determining the Awareness, Understanding and Acceptance of the CEAT Students of ISU-I towards the Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives
A descriptive survey research was employed in this study and purposive sampling was used to determine the number of respondents from the college (CEAT).
Statistical Mean was used to determine , analyse and assess the awareness, acceptance and understanding of the ISU -VMGO. Questionnaire was patterned from a survey instrument used from similar studies conducted within the university.
The study reveals that the CEAT Students are highly aware of the Vision and Mission of Isabela State University (ISU) and to the Objectives of their respective curricular programs. With regard to the dissemination of the VMGO the respondents are generally aware that the VMGO are displayed in bulletin boards ; printed in catalogs, manuals and other materials; broadcasted in media and/or internet/website; and widely disseminated to the different agencies, institutions, industry sectors and the community as a whole. Moreover, they greatly accept and understand the Vision, Mission and the Objectives of the program where they belong and the responsibility of realizing such objectives in their own capacity.
Widest dissemination of the VMGO through various forms of communication through media/internet and other related activities should be one of the concern of the Institution to further strengthen support from stakeholders.
28. STUDENTS’ AWARENESS AND ACCEPTABILITY OF THE VISION AND MISSION, INSTITUTIONAL AND PROGRAM OUTCOMES AND THEIR INSTRUCTIONAL INTEGRATION IN THE PROGRAMS OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Proponents: Carina L Vidania, Ma Cristina M Lalaine Nerona, Michelle G Quijano
This study focused on determining the awareness and acceptance of the University vision, mission, goals, objectives and instructional integration of institutional and program outcomes as identified by the Campus for its curricular programs. The research employed a descriptive research design for the survey method. The survey respondents were the student-stakeholders of the College of Education. The 580 who responded in the survey were taken as sample representatives. The 3-point scale was used and the data was summarized using weighted mean as primarily tools for the analysis of data. Results show that the students of the College of Education, in general, are fully aware of the University's Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives of the College. They are also fully aware of the instructional integration of the VMGO as well as the identified Institutional and Program Outcomes. The CED students highly accept the VMGO. In addition, the respondents claim that the number one source of their information about the VMGO was during freshmen/class orientations, followed by written in the syllabi and discuss in the class. It could be concluded that the VMGO and Program Outcomes are properly disseminated and understood by the respondents based from the high levels of awareness and acceptance shown in the results of the study. This may imply that the University was able to define its purpose in its Vision Mission statements and instill a sense of belonging and identity to the students. This may motivate the students to study harder in order to achieve success.
29. Challenges and Issues in Using Different Instructional Modalities in Teaching and Learning during g the Covid-19 Pandemic at Isabela State University-Cauayan City Campus
Proponent: Ronald B. Isidro Jr.
COVID-19 took a tow in the education sector, exhausting the academic ecosystem and placed uncertainty over the environment. This study explores the impact of COVID-19 in the education industry with Isabela State University, Cauayan Campus as the lens to study the challenges faced by the faculty. The researcher aims to discuss and create valuable faculty support and structure, by rooting out the practices and strategies used by ISU-Cauayan Faculty and assess whether these teaching methodologies being utilized are effective, beneficial, or unfavorable to ISU. The researcher utilized a semi-structured interview with the Faculty of ISU-Cauayan Campus likewise the Deans and Program Chairs, as they closely interact with the faculty members and with their teaching loads, they can affirm the lived experience of educators and the perplexities that they’ve gone through during the pandemic.
30. PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY TEACHERS IN USING SYNCHRONOUS AND ASYNCHRONOUS TEACHING MODALITIES DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC
Proponents: Visitacion T. Datul, Irmalyn R. Alejandro, Krichelle A. Tungpalan
This study aimed to investigate the problems encountered by teachers using synchronous and asynchronous learning modalities which have been implemented during the Covid-19 pandemic. It was specifically conducted to ascertain the profile of the respondents in terms of their educational attainment, length of service and academic rank, and to determine the problems encountered by teachers in implementing both synchronous and asynchronous teaching modalities in English, Physical Education and Professional Education subjects in terms of implementation, students, and technical
The study surveyed twenty-one (21) faculty from the College of Education and School of Arts and Sciences. The results were analyzed using content analysis method and frequency and percentage. The content analysis method was used in the data analysis. The data were coded by the three researchers. Miles and Huberman’s (1994) formula was used for a consensus among the coders.
The results indicated that the majority of the respondents are currently pursuing their doctorate degrees. Results of the study revealed that majority of the respondents worked in the teaching profession for between 0-8 years. Other results of the study revealed that with a percentage of 57.1% majority of the respondents occupied the ranks between Instructor 1 to Instructor 3. Other results of the study revealed that problems encountered by teachers in Isabela State University- Cauayan during the conduct of synchronous and asynchronous classes were carried out with a qualitative approach. The problems were collected under the themes of implementation, student, and technical. Additionally, the study’s result indicated that teachers mainly encountered problems such as limitations on learning experiences regarding “implementation,” late of submission of outputs regarding “students” and poor internet connection regarding “technical.”
31. Career Readiness Analysis: Gauging the Technical and Management Skills of BSHM Graduating Students
Proponents: Karla Jastine C. Maramag, Mildred V. Matulin
The advancement of the hospitality industry demands competent, well-educated, and highly trained staff to be successful in a competitive labor market. This study is aimed at determining the graduating student’s technical and management skills level and the factors that have affected the development of these skills. A mixed-method approach was used in this study, and the hospitality management graduating students were randomly selected as participants. Results show that students have assessed themselves as competent both in housekeeping and food and beverage services, due to their increased exposure to various technical skills during their senior and junior school years. Based on their actual demonstration of technical skills, the assessment revealed that students are competent and moderately competent in housekeeping and food and beverage services, respectively. These findings could have a relationship with the factors that affected the development of technical and management skills of graduating students, particularly personal/internal factors including lack of self-confidence, poor focus in studying, and poor communication skills. Among these abovementioned factors are interpersonal factors, teacher’s expertise, internship, laboratory exposures, and socio-economic condition. This paper may serve as a basis for a proposed post-undergraduate training and development program for graduates interested in pursuing a career in hospitality management.
Proponents: Marinel P. Dayawon, Liezl Joy L. Quilang
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, governments worldwide implemented various forms of public safety measures that disrupted individuals’ everyday life. Due to the paradigm shift, the students have experienced learning anxiety. As such, the study was done to identify the learners’ academic anxiety about flexible learning and teaching modality. The concurrent triangulation mixed method design was employed. Data were gathered from the students of a state university in the Philippines using questionnaires and interviews. Data showed that college students experienced a moderate anxiety level in which they tend to worry about various things such as trying to understand concepts on their own, money management, and difficulty adjusting in the virtual classroom. Therefore, the administration may prioritize providing a mental health program and psychosocial support needs for students with anxiety.
33. COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE IN A GLOBAL WORKPLACE: AN ASSESSMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPETENCY OF BSHM GRADUATING STUDENTS
Proponent: Arriane Kris M. Manalastas
This paper aimed to determine the BSHM graduating students’ self- assessed English language communicative competence, their English language competency level and the factors that have contributed to their English competency using the Descriptive- Correlational Research Design and Thematic Analysis.
The result showed that the graduating students have evaluated themselves as competent in their over- all competency in the English language, the students demonstrated a high level of communicative competence, and there is no significant association with their self-assessed competency and their actual competence in the English language because there might be factors other than self- perceived competency that were contributing to the level of English proficiency of students. In addition, affective factors such as anxiety, self- confidence, and motivation, cognitive factors such as semantic familiarity, and their growing and learning environment and prior linguistic knowledge and exposure had influence the students’ English competency.
It was suggested that a training program in English to develop self- confidence and motivation and reduce the student’s anxiety in using English, promotion of communicative language teaching, and creating of enabling environment for the usage of the language in classes should be conducted, and an actual speaking and writing skills test should be administered.
Proponents: Liezl Joy L. Quilang, Marinel P. Dayawon
The pandemic drove an abrupt global change that brought anxiety and distress to individuals. As such, the study explored the coping strategies used by higher education faculty members in dealing with academic anxiety. A concurrent triangulation mixed method was employed. Data were gathered from the faculty members of a state university using questionnaires and interviews. The faculty members primarily employed religiosity, problem solving, cognitive reappraisal, and relaxation/recreation as their coping mechanisms. Furthermore, the females were more inclined to use emotional release, and the young adults employed social support and over activity. Henceforth, the female faculty members may be exposed to peer counseling where they will be able to freely release their anger because of academic anxiety and the young adults may be showered with care and understanding from the people who are close to them and they may be provided with activities to do that may lessen their academic anxiety.
35. Learning Online, Learning at Home: Students’ Perspective on Distance and at Home Learning during Covid-19 Pandemic
Proponent: Freddie R. Cabrera
This study was conducted to determine the student’s perspective on distance and at home learning during Covid-19 pandemic. The researcher utilized qualitative research design by conducting one on one interviews with 12 respondents from the four (4) colleges of Isabela State University-Cauayan City Campus chosen through purposive sampling. The researcher utilized qualitative research design by conducting one on one interviews. Conducting one on one interview with the respondents are suitable and appropriate to this study in order. Semi-structured interviews were adopted as the main tool to elicit verbal data for this study. The author worked as the interviewer and asked four broad, open-ended questions to direct the interview. Transcriptions were made and the data was analyzed using thematic analysis. Generally, thematic analysis is the most widely used qualitative approach to analyse data or information. It is used for “identifying, analyzing, and reporting patterns (themes) within the data” (Braun, 2006). The information collected was analyzed and categorized, revealing four major themes: (1) Outlook of participants to online learning, (2) preference for online or distant learning, (3) benefits of online learning and (4) problems in online learning. Each theme was categorized in formulated in meaning and theme cluster. Learning at home through online learning allowed schools and students to provide learning largely undisrupted during school closure forced by Covid-19 pandemic. Students have positive outlook and equivocal outlook regarding their experiences in online learning. Online learning modality as a good alternative for them to continue studying even during the lockdown; hence their positive outlook towards it.However some of the participants felt ambivalence towards the said learning modality because of the problems and issues they encountered such as poor internet connection, power outages disrupt learning, inadequacy of personal resources, limited resources, pressure in complying to and finishing requirements and availability of technological tools.
36. Issues, Concern and Problems in the Implementation of Socio-Cultural Programs of Isabela State University: A Basis for Cultural Development Program
Proponent: Freddie R. Cabrera
This study was conducted to determine the issues, concern and problems in the implementation of socio-cultural program of Isabela State -University-Cauayan campus and a basis cultural development program. Due to the nature of the objectives and the data available for informing the study, the qualitative single case design was used. This allows the researcher to identify details of the respondents behaviors and insights about a certain phenomena. The respondents of the study compose of purposively chosen student performers of the Socio-Cultural Affairs Office in dance, musical, literary arts, visual arts and instrumental programs. Also, the 5 College Socio-Cultural Coordinators of ISU-Cauayan City Campus were included, The study was conducted at the Isabela State University-Cauayan City Campus for the S.Y. 2021-2022. An interview was conducted with said respondents and the data they provided were duly analyzed using thematic analysis. The transcripts of the interview were organized, synthesized, and examined for common statements and patterns which were then grouped into themes. The results of the study indicate the benefits that coordinators and student performers get in their engagement with the socio-cultural program of the university. Not only do they improve their skills and knowledge in culture and arts but they also gain access to activities and events which enable them to develop their social and collaborative literacy. With these, their confidence levels also increase as they become more exposed to other people and other cultures when they perform and compete outside the school. Regardless, the research also points out that the positive impact of the program can still be improved due to some of the challenges and issues identified by the respondents. Foremost of this is the support from the stakeholders, which when analyzed critically, has been found to be the core of the other issues identified. In light of the findings and conclusions of the study, the researcher proposes the formulation and implementation of a cultural development program which can provide a more-defined structure in the operations of the existing sociocultural program of the university.
37. Academic Performance of Freshman Students in the BSBA – Financial Management Program of ISU Cauayan
Proponents: Christine Holly, Jane P. Bartolome
The Isabela State University admitted the first batch of senior high school graduates for the school year 2018 – 2019. The students were allowed to enroll in their preferred degree program regardless of their senior high school track provided they satisfied the admission requirements. A study on the academic performance of students will provide an initial assessment of the effectiveness of the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, otherwise known as K to 12 Program. It will determine whether or not the students have acquired the learning competencies and college readiness standards required particularly in business degree programs. In the College of Business and Management, 154 freshmen were admitted in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) – Financial Management program. 73.21% of the respondents were under the Academic Track, of which 67.07% took the Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) Strand. Less than half of the of the total respondents were from the ABM strand at 49.11%. Public senior high school and private senior high school graduates were 81.25% and 18.75%, respectively. It was found that, overall, there exists a significant difference in the academic performance of the students in both general education courses and professional major courses when grouped according to profile specifically in senior high school track and strand.
38. The Anxiety Level and the Academic Performance of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology Students
Proponent: Christian Philip A. Fortuna
Many researchers believe that accounting anxiety is a problem for many business students, especially accounting students. This study made use of correlational research to determine the degree of association between variables. The variables of the study were the profile of respondents (gender, age, gross monthly income and interest in the field), accounting subjects and accounting anxiety and its dimensions, namely: accounting test anxiety, numerical anxiety, positive affect toward accounting, worry, negative affect toward accounting and accounting course anxiety. The respondents of the study are the 84 fourth-year students of Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology of Isabela State University – Cauayan Campus. Results of the study showed that the test of difference in respondents’ academic performance and accounting anxiety do not differ when grouped according to their profile. Moreover, the test of association between academic performance and accounting anxiety reveals a significant and inverse association.
Proponent: Charlie T. Anselmo
The researcher opts for the study entitled Development and Evaluation of Module in Fluid Mechanics. The purpose of this study is to develop an instructional module in Fluid Mechanics. Specifically, it aimed to evaluate the module in terms of content, design and features, organization and presentation, clarity, assessment, style or Creativity, and illustration. This study made use of the descriptive comparative research design. It described the modules and compared the assessment of respondents in terms of Learning outcomes/objectives, Structure and Layout, Self-assessment Questions and Activities, Response to Self-Assessment Questions, The Text itself, Learning Content, General Instructional, and Vocabulary and it compared the ratings given by teachers and students. The instrument used in the study was a questionnaire developed by the researcher and validated by the experts using five (5) point rating scale for the eight (8) aspects of modules. The respondents of the study were the Nine (9) Physics faculty of Isabela State University and the thirteen (13) Science major students chosen through purposive sampling. The data were tabulated and illustrated to arrive significance finding thru mean, standard deviation and t-test. The study revealed that the developed learning modules in Fluid Mechanics are acceptable learning material for teachers and students of Isabela State University. In regard to the evaluation of the developed modules, students desire a better quality of module than the teachers particularly in terms of layout and structure. Meanwhile, teachers have better appreciation for the modules’ learning objectives than the students due to teaching experience and maturity.
Proponent: Genalyn L. Capelo
Using the Mentoring Profile Inventory, the motivations of the Cooperating Teachers as well as the challenges they encountered in mentoring the pre-service teachers were examined. The macro-analysis of the MPI shows that there was a close balance between self-directed and other-directed motivation indicating a slightly greater sense of benefits to self. The challenge chart also indicates a very close balance between systemic challenges and interpersonal challenges and the overall balance chart between motivators and challenges indicates that the cooperating teachers are more strongly motivated than challenged in their work of molding the pre-service teachers into becoming competent teachers, an indication of a very favorable view on how the cooperating teachers are conceptualizing their work with the PTs. Hence, it can be deduced from their positive outlook on their roles as significant contributors to teacher education.
Furthermore, the micro-level analysis reveals that the cooperating teachers are principally motivated in terms of contributing to Teacher Education, mentoring in Classroom Contexts, and Renewing the Profession, which exposes their belief about their social and professional role of facilitating the development of the would-be teachers.
41. Quantitative Analysis Competency: An Evaluation of Job- Specific Mathematics Skills of BSHM Graduating Students
Proponent: Arnold T. Pascua
The hospitality industry requires not only technical and management skills but also quantitative competency. This descriptive-correlational study assessed the competency of the students using self-assessment and actual examination of graduating hospitality management students. Self-assessment showed that they can perform most of the competencies but low in the actual examination. Several factors were identified that cause the inferior exam results. This study reveals a significant discrepancy between the students’ self-evaluation and actual performance in quantitative literacy. The students’ claims about their abilities are not reliable, as they often overestimate them. Therefore, it is necessary to verify or demonstrate their competency through objective measures. Only then can the students be considered trustworthy for a future job that requires their competence, if they also express a willingness to learn and improve their skills.
42. Students’ Perceptions on the Implementation of Continuity Plan of Student Affairs and Services Program during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Survey Design
Proponent: Jonathan Lord R. Aquino
This study aimed to assess the students’ perceptions on the implementation of Flexible Delivery of Student Affairs and Services programs during Covid-19 pandemic, particularly to: 1. determine the various modes/options most appropriate for students and teachers in their class; 2. determine the most familiar, most like and least like student affairs and services programs provided for students in the campus during pandemic; 3. determine the satisfaction level of the students in the Student Affairs and Services in the school offered, and 4. identify suggestions to improve the delivery of student affairs and services during pandemic. The descriptive survey research was utilized and there were only 2,808 students who responded in the study. The survey questionnaire instrument was adapted from the CHED Memorandum Order No. 08 series of 2021. Most of the student respondents preferred online learning as the most appropriate mode for online learning of our students during the pandemic. Among the SAS programs of the campus, the Information and Orientation Services, Guidance and Counseling Services, and Scholarship and Financial Assistance Services were mentioned as one of the most helpful, most liked student support services for students during the Covid-19 pandemic. The results of the study proposed to the SAS implementers to continuously monitor the students welface and development.
Proponents: Nelmar P. Agub, Janet P. Cunanan, Redelyn F. Dupaya, Medelyn S. Lacunsay
The study assessed the factors influencing the repeaters/flankers in the Criminologists Licensure Examination (CLE). Specifically, to determine the academic performance and board examination outcomes of the criminology graduates. The correlational-quantitative methodology was utilized to unfold the outcomes of the academic performance of the criminology graduates. Their academic performance was first analyzed and interpreted before their board performance. Frequency counts, mean, and ranking are the statistical treatments of the data given. The study revealed that the majority of the respondents are male, with academic strands foundation on HUMSS and STEM, Law Enforcement Administration (LEA), and Crime Detection and Investigation (CDI) mostly where the graduates failed to pass, while there are only a few failed in criminalistics and correctional administration. It implies that strand and good academic performance contributed much to the passing of the board examination.
Proponents: Jayson F. Gelacio, Noel A. Palapuz
A Research Readiness Scale (RRS) is a tool used to assess the readiness of an individual to conduct research. Despite a number of existing RRS which primarily target professionals in various fields or graduate students, a limited focus on the unique needs and challenges faced by pre-service teachers is yet to be developed and validated. Hence, this study aimed to develop a valid and reliable instrument, called Research Readiness Scale for Preparing Teachers (RRSPT) which could measure the level of readiness of preparing teachers to conductresearch studies. The Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) was employed to explore the factor structures of RRSPT, Pearson-r was run to determine the relationship between the three component factors, and descriptive statistics was utilized to determine the level of research readiness of the 219 preparing teachers. Originally, a 155-item questionnaire was prepared, validated, and administered. After EFA was employed, 30-items were extracted with a three-factor solution with 10 variables each, namely: (1) Data Collection, Analysis, and Presentation; (2) Research Flexibility and Critical Thinking; and (3) Research Planning and Literature Review. These three components collectively account for 58.45% of the variation. Similarly, the Cronbach alpha reliability coefficients of the factors ranged from .906- .930. On the other hand, the level of research readiness for preparing teachers is 3.61 which indicates Approaching Ready (AR).
45. Employability of Mathematics Major Graduates: A Retrospective Evaluation of a Teacher Education Institution (TEI) in Cagayan Valley Region, Philippines
Proponents: Noel A. Palapuz, Marilene S. Matusalem
This Graduate Tracer Study (GTS) is a descriptive investigation with the objective of examining the employment status of eighty-five (85) graduates with degree Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) major in Mathematics program at Isabela State University Roxas (ISU-R) campus. These graduates belong to the batches from 2017 to 2019. Further, it seeks to gather their assessments of the mathematics curriculum offered by the aforementioned university. The findings indicated that the majority of the respondents are currently employed, have successfully passed the Board Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (LEPT) on their first attempt, and are actively practicing their teaching profession across various educational levels and subject areas within Cagayan Valley Region, Philippines. In addition, the graduates expressed that the skills and competencies imparted by the University to them have been beneficial in their current employment. As to their assessment of the mathematics curriculum, they reported high satisfaction with the facilities, learning environment, and services, and they also indicated that the mathematics program competencies provided by the university are adequate and relevant. With these, it is concluded that the mathematics graduates of the College of Education at ISU-R are employable, and its mathematics program competencies suit the demand of the teaching industry in the region.
47. Factors Affecting Board Examination Success: A Study of Criminology Graduates at Isabela State University, Roxas Campus
Proponents: Nelmar P. Agub, Janet P. Cunanan, Redelyn F. Dupaya, Medelyn S. Lacunsay
This study is mixed-method research that dwells on the contributory factors in passing the Criminologist Licensure Examination (CLE) given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). The conduct of board examinations for various professional disciplines ensures that individuals who want to practice their profession meet the required standards and qualifications. The study was conducted on the graduates of the BS Criminology program of the Isabela State University, Roxas Campus from 2015 to 2019. The researchers utilized Google Forms, cellphone, and face-to-face interviews among the participants. There were 22 randomly and purposively selected participants who contributed to the significant results of the study. The data was analyzed and interpreted by statistical mean and frequency while narrative data were thematically analyzed. The study revealed that the majority of the respondents/participants are males, in poor economic class, enrolled in different review centers in the Philippines, with an average review fee of 12,000 and other expenses ranging from 10,000 to 15,000 pesos. Academic preparation and resources (financial) made known to be the common contributors however, interfaith to the Divine Providence proved to be the most significant above all the factors.
Proponents: Milky Mae Bandera, Januard D. Dagdag
Considering that productivity in action research relies on self-efficacy, which is a strong determinant of efforts and persistence, it is vital to assess teachers’ action research efficacy (ARE). This study aimed to develop an instrument that would measure the ARE of secondary education teachers. Particularly, it sought to establish the following features of the scales: content validity, construct validity, and internal consistency. A 114-item, 5-point scale describing ARE was crafted and administered to 177 permanently employed secondary teachers from nine (9) cooperating schools of Isabela State University – Roxas Campus who participated in the study. Exploratory factor analysis indicated that ARE is described by a forty-item scale categorized into two sets of factors, the Affective Factors and Socio-Cognitive Factors which can collectively explain 84.08% of the variance in ARE. With a Cronbach reliability of .963, the scale attained an excellent internal consistency. This study has provided a standardized and reliable measure of ARE for secondary school teachers, which can inform targeted interventions and support their professional
development. It can contribute to enhancing the overall quality of action research conducted by teachers, leading to improved educational practices and student outcomes.
49. The Role of Out-Campus Service Providers in Criminology Graduates' Board Examination Performance
Proponents: Nelmar P. Agub, Janet P. Cunanan, Redelyn F. Dupaya, Medelyn S. Lacunsay
This descriptive-qualitative study delves into the pivotal role of out-campus service providers, or review centers, which offer comprehensive review programs to criminology graduates in preparation for their board examinations. Out-campus service providers, as defined for this study, represent informal educational institutions specializing in providing board exam reviews for criminology graduates. Employing a descriptive-qualitative research design, this study explores the unique experiences of criminology graduates participating in these review centers. The findings reveal a substantial majority of respondents enrolled in review centers located within the province of Isabela. The on-campus service providers are found to offer a myriad of support, including structured review programs, seasoned instructors, mock board examinations, study materials, motivation and discipline, peer review opportunities, updates on examination trends, and diverse teaching approaches. This research contributes to our understanding of the significance of out-campus service providers in enhancing the preparedness of criminology graduates for their board examinations, particularly within the Isabela region.
Social Research Category
1. Career Performance, Skills and Competencies of the Graduates of BSBA Major in Human Resource Management at the College of Business
Proponents: Dahlee S. Pascua Jennifer M. Villanueva
The effectiveness of an academic institution is expressed through the performance of skills and competencies of its graduates in their chosen workplaces. Thus, the quality of graduates is very much a function of quality instruction because these will help ensure that graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values that will enable them to work in their respective fields. This study aimed to determine the career performance, skills, and competencies of the graduates to analyze the gaps between the academe and the industry. The quantitative descriptive research method was applied and a modified survey questionnaire was employed to gather information from the respondents. The findings revealed that the graduates, through studying at ISU-CBAPA, claimed very competent in performing their duties and responsibilities, skills, and competencies. In like manner, employers perceived that the graduates were competent professionals in their field of expertise. However, there is a minor gap between the perception of the employers and the employees in all parameters that could result in a thorough review of the curriculum of the program, the strategy of the faculty, and the enrichment of collaboration and linkages to private industries.
2. Computer Education Literacy of Police Officers in Angadanan, Isabela: Basis for Computer Education Literacy Program
Proponents: Ronald C. Rivera, Benjamin E. Bulawit Jr.
Computer literacy is a core skill that is in high demand across all professions. Computer proficiency is increasingly indispensable in every job sector. This study has focused on the assessment of computer education literacy of police officers in Angadanan, Isabela. The study involved 49 respondents from the RMFB 205th Infantry Battalion and PNP Angadanan Quarter. Studies have shown that positive attitudes toward computer are essential to a commitment in acquiring knowledge and skills in computer use. The challenge for law enforcement is to create computer-related trainings or programs that can eliminate computer anxiety and increase competencies in operating computers and associated software used in law enforcement agencies. The researcher made use of descriptive-survey research method through the use of adopted Computer Education Literacy questionnaire from Son (2015). The demographic profile of respondents in terms of sex, age, ranks, highest educational attainment and length of service has been gathered. In terms of the number of trainings 93.90 % of the police officers of Angadanan have no trainings on computer education literacy. On the other hand, in terms of the frequency of usage of computer educations, data showed that the respondents are rarely using these tools. Lastly, respondents have shown a poor level of computer literacy skills on the 4 aspects of computer educational tools with a grand mean of 2.11. Hence, computer literacy education program is necessary as an intervention strategy to narrow the computer literacy gap among police officers in Angadanan, Isabela.
3. Experiences of Criminology Instructors in Teaching Criminology Laboratory Courses this Pandemic Era
Proponents: Valerie Jane D. Fausto, Romel R. Bosito, Jessica B. Curibang
The pandemic Era gave a new experience to all educators, especially in delivering courses or subjects without meeting the students face-to-face, particularly in subjects with laboratory. All educational systems adopted the "New Normal" of delivering knowledge and skills where the application of New Learning Modalities like blended learning is integrated into their curricula. These new involvements of educators paved the way for the creation of this study to be able to identify the experiences of Criminology Instructors in teaching Criminology Courses specifically courses with laboratory including the problems that they have encountered and the coping mechanisms that they have used to give possible and tangible solutions to these problems. This study is a qualitative research involving six (6) key informants that had taught Criminology courses with laboratory at ISU and the responses were thematically treated. Based on the findings of this study, the researchers were able to identify experiences and problems encountered by Criminology instructors before the start of classes integrating the new learning modalities of blended and hybrid learning as it was integrated into their syllabus. Problems regarding internet connection were coped with the supplementary data connection in cases when Wi-Fi is not accessible, student's assessment problem was coped with the utilization of synchronous mode of learning and integration of pre-uploaded videos online, the monetary problem is coped with an allocation of budget for data, and gadget problems was coped with technical help of co-instructors who provide pre-made presentations and basic troubleshooting tips.
4. Graduate Competencies of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Mjaor in Marketing Management
Proponents: Ma. Teressa S. Alvarez, Shiela Guinat, Jose P. Gallena Jr., Elsa S. Pinson
In the context of significant changes in higher education and the job market, there has been extensive discussion on what qualifies graduate competency and what shapes graduates' labor market outcomes. Graduate employability is a key issue for Higher Education. The need to meet and fill in the gap between the industry and the academe response is deemed necessary. Specifically, the University's vision is to produce highly competitive and educated graduates with high competence and contribute to the country's development. Graduate competency is vital in the formation of an educated graduate the industry is looking for. Their competency is honed based on the activities and curriculum of the program as embedded in the CMOs of each program. The purpose of this study is to assess and evaluate the competency of our graduates in response to the needs of the industry and for curriculum enhancement. The graduate competency of the BA Marketing Management major reveals in the study conducted that among the competencies identified as parameters were deemed "Very Effective" and useful in their respective workplace or job. The graduates' competencies are highly expected by the industry. Though the result highlights research and extension as "Very Effective", their importance to employment shows that they are highly significant to the graduates' present job. And most of the BA MM graduates, despite all the pieces of training and exposure the college provides them, still need improvement. To further identify various essentials that can be used to enhance the curriculum and further improve the delivery of instruction and upgrade graduate competencies, a follow-up study shoiuld be conducted.
Proponents: Myrna C. Cureg, Jennifer G. Valencia, Antonia M. Bagunu
Restrictions and protocols that were imposed when the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 disease outbreak a global pandemic (Cucinotta, et al, 2020) in the year 2020 in order to control the spread of the disease immensely disrupted the usual conduct of classes in schools all over the world. The Isabela State University responded to the challenge by developing learning modules as part of the media-based learning system intended for use in the Flexible Teaching and Learning Modality (FTLM) that it is implementing. This study was conducted to test and evaluate the usefulness of two learning modules (DevCom 213 and DevCom TEC 1) which were used for the first time during the First Semester of SY 2020-2021. Sixty-four DevCom students enrolled in the two subjects served as respondents in the Treatment Group (TRG) while 38 students who had not yet taken the two subjects became the Control group (CG). Results indicate that the evaluation of the module using the ISU standard instrument for evaluating IMs showed that the respondents strongly agree with all the positive statements about the modules. Statistical tests done on the pretest and posttest scores of the respondents showed that the students learned significantly from their exposure to the modules and other learning materials and activities conducted in a blended learning scheme.
6. Assessing the Knowledge, Preparedness, and level of Compliance and Implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Programs among Public Elementary Schools
Proponents: Rosalie C. Leal, Pablo Zipagan, Allan Leal
Risk reduction is widely recognized as critical for achieving a more equitable future and minimizing the severity of disaster losses. Effective risk reduction occurs when all sectors of society cooperate and there is an established disaster preparedness program. The primary objective of this study was to ascertain compliance with the Department of Education's school risk reduction and disaster preparedness program in public elementary schools. It sought to ascertain compliance with the aspects of safe learning facilities, school disaster management, and disaster risk reduction in education. The study used a quantitative approach by administering a survey questionnaire based on instruments developed by the Department of Education (DepEd). The results indicated that schools adhered to a high standard of disaster preparedness. However, issues such as insufficient training materials and a lack of training among school disaster risk reduction management teams were encountered. Despite these obstacles, teachers and students agreed on the general complaint of public schools. Hence, there is a need to continue disaster preparedness training and seminars, as well as budget allocation to finance the publication and distribution of the program's training materials to schools.
Proponents: Rosalie C. Leal, Pablo Zipagan, Allan Leal
The three pillars serve as the foundation for conducting risk assessements, which are incorporated into the education development plans of regions, divisions, and schools. The objectives of this study are to determine the gap between three pillars and the School Improvement Plan (SIP), to determine the significance of the relationship between the DRRM Framework Pillars and the SIP, and to improve the SIP based on the gap analysis. Similarly, implementation difficulties were also investigated. Results indicate that elementary public scgools in San Mateo, Isabela are highly compliant with the Three Pillars as foundation for conducting risk assessements and hindering factors have been identified and must be addressed. The findings of this study will eventually be used to enhance the school's SIP.
Proponents: Rosalie C. Leal, Julie F. Espinosa
This study evaluates the condition of community-based Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) desks at three levels: (1) the VAWC system (policies and regulations); (2) the entity (VAWC desk setup); and (3) the individual (VAWC desk officers) levels in San Mateo, Isabela, Philippines. Data were acquired through a survey of 33 VAWC desk officers using the performance standards and assessment tools for services addressing VAWC in the Philippines (Barangay Level). This investigation also included document analyses of national and local regulations, as well as VAWC reports. The results indicated that rules creating barangay-level VAWC desks were not adequately enforced in San Mateo. At the same time, the research results also revealed a lack of technology and resources to appropriately handle VAWC situations. Furthermore, VAWC desk officers' educational background impedes their ability to carry out their obligations efficiently, as there are no specific credentials required to be a desk officer at the same time there is also no defined local framework for the orientation of desk officers' tasks and responsibilities.
Proponent: Orville A. Galicgic
Student-athletes who believed academic support systems were helpful in attending sports events, athletes felt more confident in their career direction and life skills. When balancing academic and athletic aspirations, student-athletes encounter a special set of difficulties (Harris 2016). Many of the difficulties faced by student-athletes are cognitive in nature; nonetheless, the author chose to focus on an area that has received less attention and examined the elements that affect student-athletes' academic performance as a whole. The research was conducted at Isabela State University- San Mateo Campus. The institution was selected due to its unique combination of highly competitive athletics and high academic standards. The purpose of the study was to determine whether there were any unfavorable stereotypes and to raise awareness of the various elements that affect student athletes' academic performance.
10. Quaranteaching Experience of Physical Education Teachers and Instructors of Selected Schools in San Mateo, Isabela
Proponent: Orville A. Galicgic
Physical educators were forced to practice quaranteaching or teach while under quarantine as a result of the introduction of physical education in the new standard curriculum and the requirement for flexible learning at the university level brought by the Covid-19 epidemic. Using Edmund Husserl's phenomenological qualitative research design, this study explored the lived experiences of physical education (PE) teachers while they were teaching in a remote area. This study, which attained data saturation, included a total of six PE instructors from ISU- San Mateo and ten high school teachers from selected high schools in San Mateo, Isabela. Using Colaizzi's phenomenological framework data were evaluated and presented using a two-pronged clustering approach, which was influenced by many philosophies. The findings showed that tertiary and high school PE teachers encountered challenges but also discovered new ways to teach the subject, evaluate, monitor, and provide feedback to students, deal with the internet and technology, and manage challenging physical and mental situations. It is advised that PE teachers and instructors take part in pedagogical and technological workshops and trainings, especially those that focus on using various learning platforms to help with pedagogy improvement and on the innovative use of digital tools and technology to teach PE in the modern classroom.
Technological Research Category
Proponent: Joey G. Natividad
The coronavirus 2019 (Covid19) pandemic had a significant impact on many facets of life. It has regulated some of the activities of institutions and corporate establishments that were temporarily suspended to aid in the prevention of the new coronavirus. In response to the challenge posed by Covid19, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Isabela State University (ISU) declared in their advisory to use alternate teaching-learning modalities. TelEducation Learning Management System was created by the ISU-City of Ilagan campus as a tool for Flexible Teaching-Learning Modalities (FTLM). The TelEducation Learning Management System (LMS) is a customized Moodle-based platform that provides a virtual learning environment. The project was developed using the Joint Application Development (JAD) method for the customized LMS. The personalized LMS platform creates a virtual learning environment in which teachers and students can interact synchronously or asynchronously. Users evaluated the platform using the Adaptive E-Learning System (AES).
2. Development, Validation, and Evaluation of Self-Learning Modules in Automata Theory and Programming Languages: A Comparative Study During Pandemic and New Normal Face-to-Face Learning
Proponent: Rose Mary A. Velasco
Self-Learning Module (SLM) is independent learning at students’ own pace and time. This study is a comparative study on two groups of respondents for two consecutive years, one during the pandemic of the academic year 2021 and during the new normal of the academic year 2022. The first group was taken during the Covid-19 pandemic and the other group was during the face-to-face learning in the new normal. This is an experimental study testing the effectiveness of the developed Online Modules for college students in Automata Theory and Programming Languages subject at Isabela State University, Philippines. Guided by Merrienboer and Kester (2014) concept of 4C/ID model claims that four components are necessary to realize complex learning: (1) learning tasks, (2) supportive information, (3) procedural information, and (4) part-task practice. Based on the syllabus of Automata Theory and Programming Languages subject, the researcher developed self-learning online modules that serve as the guided lecture and coupled with the virtual class during the Covid—19 pandemic and learning materials after the pandemic or new normal face-to-face classes. The program chairs of 3 campuses offering the subject and subject faculty experts of the BSCS program validated the modules. Using ANOVA, all modules handled by the researcher were tested to identify the possible subjects and respondents of the study. Of the two sections, only sixty (60) students were comparable in both self-test and seatwork during the pandemic and fifty (50) students as subject respondents as new normal face-to-face examinations became the subjects of the study. Based on the above mentioned-results, the subjects were grouped as slow and fast learners. The study also tried to find out how comparable were the control and experimental groups with regard to their prelim, midterm, and final grades. The modules were also given an overall rating of strongly agree on the content and structures by the students. In an overall perspective, the students were to a large extent satisfied with online instruction
Proponents: Paulo V. Opiña Jr., Irmalyn R. Alejandro, Arnel C. Fajardo
The COVID19 pandemic has forced schools and universities to adapt to the new normal. This opened opportunity to design and develop new learning modalities to facilitate the shift of traditional delivery of instruction to distance teaching and learning. Our paper introduced a neural network architecture for PE choreography detection using BlazePose and OpenCV as the backbone. The results show that the model is capable of accurately detecting dance positions from a real-time video feed without the need for specialized hardware. A similar approach could be applied on intelligent tutoring systems, surveillance, sports, healthcare, and other human pose estimation tasks.
1. “GABAY SA UNANG LAKBAY” PROGRAM: A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT OF ISUI FACULTY AND STUDENTS’ BODY ORGANIZATIONS FOR GRADE 1 PUPILS
Proponents: Helen T. Asio
This extension project ‘Gabay sa Unang Lakbay: A Collaborative Project of ISUI Faculty and Students’ Body Organizations for Grade 1 Pupils” was organized and implemented for the holistic developments of the twenty (25) Grade 1 pupils of Carikkikan Elementary School- Carikkikan Norte, City of Ilagan, Isabela on January to June, 2022. This was carried out through the approval of the School Division Office of the City of Ilagan and support of the head teacher of Carikkikan Elementary School, Mrs. Novalyn Simangan.
The project had seven (7) components: Component 1: “A Values Formation Training”. In component 1, the participants were taught about good values such as respect, obedience, kindness and faithfulness to God; Component 2: “Hands-on Learning Enhancement Program (HLEP): An Intervention Activities for Better Understanding of Grade 1 Module”- the participants were taught regarding their module in English subject; Component 3: “Igalaw ang Katawan, Kalusugan Pangalagaan”: A Training for Physical Wellness”- the participants were given different physical activities; Component 4: “Tamang Pagkain Piliin, Katawan at Bakuran Linisin: An Educational Training on Personal Hygiene and Proper Food Intake”- the participants were informed about the proper foods intake and proper way to observe personal hygiene; Component 5:“Gabay Basura Ituro sa Mga Bata: An Environmental Protection Awareness”- Grade 1 pupils were lectured on proper disposal of wastes to protect the environment; Component 6: Buhay, Gawing Makulay: An Art Appreciation”- the participants were taught about the different kinds of Arts, and they were trained how to use colors on their drawings ; and Component 7 :”Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SANAP)”- the participants were given nutritious foods all throughout the duration of the project.
The project was implemented by selected faculty members from the three colleges: College of Education, College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology and School of Midwifery with their recognized Student Body Organizations in response to SDG 2, 3,4 & 17.
Proponents: Paulino V. Derilo, Dr. Editha C. Bautista, and Ms. Marilou G. Luis
In a world driven by technology and digital communication, the importance of preserving and enhancing traditional skills cannot be overstated. Hence, The “Sining Tanghal sa Eskuwela” (Performing Arts at School) extension program aims to enhancing the proficiency skills of students on the four macro skills through the captivating medium of performing arts. This initiative was implemented to empower and uplift the Grade 5 and Grade 6 students of Dalenat Elementary School in Angadanan, Isabela.
Before the implementation of this program, a benchmarking activity was undertaken to gauge the needs of the students. The results revealed a low level of proficiency in the four macro skills in Filipino. It was this performance gap that guided the development of the program’s materials, strategies, and activities, ensuring that they would effectively enhance the students’ proficiency in these crucial language skills.
The learning activities which were integrated into the “Sining Tanghal sa Eskuwela” program had been drawn from the learning competencies of the Department of Education in the four macro skills. These activities were also inspired by the creative approaches showcased during the National Festival of Talents. The program offers a holistic approach, with activities carried out through a series of training sessions during the students’ vacant hours over the course of a year. The training encompasses a range of techniques, including listening through “rinig ko, drama ko” (what I hear, I act), speaking through radio broadcasting, interpretative reading, and writing through “sulatanghal” (poem writing).
The impact and effectiveness of “Sining Tanghal sa Eskuwela” transcended regional boundaries when it gained recognition and was presented during the 8th Philippine Association of Extension Providers, Inc. (PAEPI) Biennial National Convention on Extension and General Assembly Meeting in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, in partnership with Bohol Island State University from August 16-18, 2023. Additionally, it was showcased at the 1st International Multidisciplinary Research & Extension Conference in San Antonio, Basco, Batanes, from September 19 to 22, 2023.
By enhancing the proficiency skills of students in the Filipino language through performing arts, the program contributes to the goal of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all as emphasized by SDG 4 – Quality Education. Through its collaborative approach involving faculty members and educational institutions, the program also seeks to strengthen global partnerships for sustainable development exemplifying the principles of SDG 17- Partnerships for the Goals. In the symphony of learning and artistry, this program is a crescendo of enlightenment and empowerment, illuminating the path to a brighter, more vibrant future for education.
Proponents: Ronie G. Torres; Mary Grace C. Buraga; Ma. Theresa R. Respicio
Banana is a perennial herb grown everywhere in the Philippines from large scale farming to backyard gardening, and it has been considered as one of the local staples of Filipino. However, the untapped potential of processing and value addition has often gone unnoticed. Hence, in collaboration with the Tumauini Cumabao Irrigators Association, Camasi Farmers Association, and Mororan Irrigators Association, and through the Isabela Irrigation Management Office of Lingaling, the Isabela State University (ISU) Angadanan Campus launched an extension program which aims to impart valuable knowledge and skills through a Banana Fruit Processing Workshop (Food Technology Venture).
Through this project, ISU Angadanan intend to advocate SDG 1 through imparting knowledge and skills that may serve as a lifeline towards economic sustainability, offering participants a path to create businesses and alleviate poverty. Specifically, this project contributes to the attainment SDG 2 by equipping the communities how to effectively process and preserve their harvest in such a way that they can reduce food wastage and increase food security. Overall, this program lies the aspirations of SDG 4 through sharing knowledge and empowering individuals with practical skills nurtures the intellectual and practical capabilities of the communities. This project also will achieve SGD8 by proving decent work opportunities for individuals and economic growth among recipient communities.
4. Barangay Integrated Development Approach for Nutrition Improvement BIDANI: ISU – Echague Campus Extension Program
Project ROUTE: Reaching-Out, Unifying, Transforming, and Empowering Communities Through Gender-based Approach – The BIDANI Way
Proponents: Mila R. Andres, Anthony M. Aquino
ISU-BIDANI program is an integrated, holistic, and multi-disciplinary development approach to improve nutrition in communities. In 1990 to 2000, ISU as one of the Six (6) pioneering SUCs and leading academic institutions, had consistently implemented BIDANI program under the 10-years bilateral funding assistance from the Netherlands government. ISU, being the lead agency for BIDANI in Region 2, had covered 4 provinces, through its six satellites which were based in learning institutions, namely: Quirino State College (QSC); Nueva Vizcaya State Institute of Technology (NVSIT); Nueva Vizcaya State Polytechnic College (NVSPC); Ifugao State University (IFSU); Cagayan State University (CSU); and Baggao National Agricultural School (BNAS). Additionally, there were 11 municipalities in Cagayan Valley Region which served as pilot/catchment areas.
In April 2001, ISU institutionalized BIDANI as an extension program of Echague main Campus. Until today, ISU is recognized as legitimate and pioneer member of the BIDANI National Network Program which had expanded from six (6) SUCs in 1984 to 12 SUCs in 2018. Recently, ISU-BIDANI as one of the pillars and pioneering BIDANI SUCs participated in the 45th Anniversary and 1st Annual BIDANI Convention held on July 12 – 13, 2023 at UPLB, Los Baños, Laguna with the theme, “BIDANI@45: Boosting Positive Impact Through Revitalized Partnership and Sustainable Practices”’
The program operates on 3 different processes and innovative strategies as follows: 1) Barangay Integrated Development Approach (BIDA) – builds capacities of local government in systematic nutrition-in-development planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of projects embodied in comprehensive multi-sectoral development plan; 2) Barangay Management Information System (BMIS) – a people-based information system useful in planning and management of programs/projects/activities; and 3) Participative Nutrition Enhancement Approach (PNEA) – an individualized and family-focused strategy to rehabilitate/prevent malnutrition and complement and strengthen existing nutrition activities of the government.
ISU is actively sustaining the BIDANI program operation at the national and local level. Amidst the pandemic, ISU-BIDANI revitalized strong collaboration with partner agencies and other institutions through signing a five-year memorandum of agreement (MOA). Additionally, a consultative meeting and monitoring was conducted on April of 2018 by UPLB which is the national network central coordinating. To further enhance the technical capabilities of the ISU-BIDANI Team, series Training of Trainers (ToT) on BIDANI program and strategy was conducted to re-orient both ISU-E and LGU-Echague, and barangay Salvacion (BIDANI pilot/catchment area) on the BIDANI operational/development framework.
Today, ISU-BIDANI Echague Campus covers 14 barangays as adopted BIDANI communities in Echague. Currently, these barangays are undergoing training on BMIS and software application. Also, training and planning-workshop of PPIC of San Antonio Minit as well training-workshop of BNS and BHWs in merging e-OPT tool with BMIS was completed. Overall, ISU-BIDANI had positioned its programs/projects/activities target aligned to Five (5) SDGs as follows; SDG 1 (NO POVERTY), SDG 2 (NO HUNGER), SDG 3 (GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING), SDG 4 (QUALITY EDUCATION), SDG 5 (GENDER EQUALITY).
5. "TEACH AND PROVIDE: A Livelihood Training for Mengal Women, Barangay Police and Katipunan ng Kabataan of Barangay San Fabian, Echague, Isabela
Proponents: Hazel Beth M. Bautista, Nikki Joyce C. Curan, Christian Lloyd D. Taguba
Today, dramatic advances in technology and progress in globalization are transforming our communities into a single borderless community in which there is interaction of diverse knowledge and culture. Our society demands continuous innovation and the creation of new knowledge to achieve sustainable development and growth. As the country moves toward the promotion of sustainable development, the role of the academe, industry, and other sectors of the economy become increasingly significant. Thus, this outreach program is timely for it provides an appropriate action to help the unemployed women in barangay San Fabian, Echague, Isabela to develop their skills and potential in order to earn for a living in order to addressed several Sustainable development Goals namely:
6. Project Title: Adopt-a-School Program: Mission FOCUS (Fostering Our Children with Unique Struggles)
Proponent: Lia Concepcion B. Villanueva
The Mission FOCUS (Fostering Our Children with Unique Struggles) Project, initiated by the College of Education in collaboration with the Department of Education, addresses several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Primarily aligned with SDG 4, focusing on inclusive and equitable quality education, the project aims to enhance literacy and reading proficiency among Grade 7-10 students at Cubag Integrated School. By tackling the issue of reading proficiency as a priority, the project empowers learners, aligning with the SDG 4 target of promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. Additionally, by involving BSEd students in facilitating sessions and conducting action research for sustainability. Thus, the project supports capacity building (SDG 4.7) and partnerships (SDG 17) to achieve sustainable educational outcomes. Through the development of instructional materials and modules integrating various disciplines, the project contributes to a holistic and multidimensional approach to education, indirectly supporting other SDGs related to quality education, poverty reduction (SDG 1), good health and well-being (SDG 3), and reduced inequalities (SDG 10). Ultimately, the initiative underscores the interconnectedness of education with broader sustainable development objectives.
This extension project aims to establish Community Learning Tech Hubs (CLTHs) in the Northern Isabela region, with the goal of fostering equity and facilitating enhanced access to education. The project recognizes the pressing need to address educational disparities and bridge the digital divide prevalent in underserved communities. The project made use of a participatory approach to involve local communities in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the CLTHs. The project worked with local government units, and schools in identifying the areas and communities that will benefit the most from the CLTHs. The project also provided training on the use and management of CLTHs to local stakeholders to ensure its sustainability. The project likewise made use of survey to collect data on the significant changes brought about by the CLTHs on the communities. Statistical analysis was used to analyze the data to identify the immediate effect or outcome of the project. Overall, this project was able to contribute to the efforts of the local government units in promoting social inclusion and equity in education, and in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 4: Quality Education and SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities.
8. DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE HIGH VALUE VEGETABLE PRODUCTION IN CABAGAN, ISABELA: GULAYAN SA BARANGAY TOWARDS FOOD SECURITY AMIDST COVID-19
Proponent: Linabeth M. Macapia
At the macro-level, project is expected to satisfy four of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as follows: SDG 1. No Poverty; SDG 2. Zero Hunger; SDG 3. Good Health and Well-Being; and SDG 4. Decent Work and Economic Growth (sdgs.un.org/goals). The support given to intensive vegetable backyard growing will ensure a continuous source of food on the table of most households in many communities. The incidence of hunger will be reduced as there will be continuous supply of vegetables which may also redound to the attainment of good health. Vegetables are one of the healthiest foods that may be consumed in big amounts by human beings. Expanding the scale of backyard gardening to a micro-scale enterprise may also lessen the incidence of poverty especially among people in the rural areas where there are vast of lands that could still be cultivated for vegetable growing.
Proponent: Beverly Gay N. Cambri
Psychological First Aid training-workshop is a vital tool for addressing multiple Sustainable Development Goals. One of the goals of the PFA training-workshop is to equip barangay health workers and barangay nutrition scholars of Sta. Maria, Isabela with the skills to provide immediate support to their constituents who are experiencing psychological distress after a crisis. By promoting mental well-being, it contributes to achieving Goal 3, which aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Furthermore, PFA training-workshop fostered knowledge and understanding of psychological first aid principles, which contributes to achieving Goal 4.Lastly, the training-workshop focused on helping and assisting the constituents of Sta. Maria, Isabela. It helped build resilience within communities, making them better prepared to respond to crises and ultimately advancing Goal 11, which aims to make communities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
10. Hands-on Learning Enhancement Program (HLEP): A Community-Based Learning Intervention of ISU Ilagan Pre- Service Teachers for Elementary Pupils
Proponent :Helen T. Asio
“Hands-on Learning Enhancement Program (HLEP): A Community-Based Learning Intervention of ISU Ilagan Pre-service Teachers for Elementary Pupils” is an extension service of the Isabela State University City of Ilagan to provide tutorial service/supplemental teaching program for Elementary pupils in the different barangays in the City of Ilagan and other nearby towns of Ilagan. The project was started from January to June, 2022. Sixteen Pre-Service Teachers and interested BSE third year students served as the primary facilitators of the project. There were 58 elementary pupils composed of 30 males and 28 females benefited from the project. These selected pupils were taught based on their 4th Quarter module in English subject. Student- teacher allotted 1-hour session a week Intervention Learning activities with the learners for better understanding of their module. Schedule of conduct of the project was based from agreed schedule between the student-teacher and pupils.
Among the barangays or localities involved in this project were Namnama, San Andres, Marana, San Vicente, Furao and from various towns in Isabela such as Tumauini particularly Lapogan and Carpintero, Gamu, and La Swerte, Quirino, Isabela. This project supports the Sustainable Development Goal number 4, “Quality Education”.
Proponents: Marvin Cabantac
The “Tulong Dunong sa kawaning Gobyerno” extension program of the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) has successfully produced a total of twenty-four (24) Civil Service Exam passers composing government employees, youth, and mothers from the March 17 and August 7 Civil Service Commission (CSC) exams.
The 24 examinees from the different localities of Isabela such as the City Government of Cauayan, Alicia Water District, the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Alicia, LGU Burgos, the Local Youth Development Office of Cauayan City, and a volunteer from a non-government agency which is not yet included as a clientele of the program have undergone a series of reviews before the set examinations. The examinees included eleven females and thirteen males.
The Tulong Dunong jumpstarted in 2013 as a program to cater to the students of the Bachelor of Arts in preparation for the annual Career Service Eligibility Examination, professional and sub-professional category, of the Civil Service Commission. It generated 85 passers since the establishment of the program. At present, the successful passers are serving in different government agencies serving as civil servants. They are now working as lawyers, law enforcers, and government employees.
This project was designed to give equal opportunity to everyone especially mothers, persons with special needs, and working students in the law or postgraduate degree to attain their professional advancement by providing a chance to obtain their career service eligibility at the ease and comfort of their time and place. Specifically, it aimed to provide quality review for the examinees in the different areas of the examination; to train them how to use different techniques in responding to the different questions during the CS Examination; to provide equal opportunity to women who are struggling in their work and studies to prepare in their CS Examination; and to increase their chances of passing the CS examination.
This extension project is scheduled to be presented by Mr. Marvin Cabantac, the project leader, in the Higher Education category at the 8th Biennial National Philippine Association of Extension Program Implementors, Inc. (PAEPI) convention next year.
Proponents: Ronie G. Torres, Franklin A. Samonte, Ma. Theresa R. Respicio, Dr. Romel B. Cristobal
In accordance with the University’s mission and in the pursuit of community development for social transformation, Isabela State University- Angadanan Campus has launched the extension program entitled “Skills Development for Less Served Individuals,” in 2020 and has since become a regular activity of the school, exemplifying a commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1 (No Poverty), 4 (Quality Education), and 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth).
The program aims to offer technical-vocational skills training, utilizing the school’s patented technology devices and equipment, along with a passionate commitment to extend practical skills to the most marginalized members of the community. The program highlights a Competency-Based Training (CBT) approach, meticulously designed to ensure that participants not only acquire knowledge but also gain the hands-on skills necessary for their chosen fields. After the skills training, basic tools were provided to the beneficiaries, enabling them to apply their newfound knowledge in practical settings.
The success of this initiative hinges on its responsiveness to the actual needs of the community. At the end of the program, the trainees achieved a remarkable 100 percent passing rate in the institutional assessment administered by the host College. Furthermore, they were rated as “Competent” in the national assessment conducted by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). Through the program, participants were able to learn the following: 1) drive, service, and maintain light-weight motor vehicles; 2) install, maintain, and repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; 3) repair and maintain domestic appliances; and 4) prepare and produce pastry products, cakes, and desserts.
This initiative garnered acknowledgment during the 8th Philippine Association of Extension Providers, Inc. (PAEPI) Biennial National Convention on Extension and General Assembly Meeting in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, in collaboration with Bohol Island State University where it secured the Third Best Paper Award in the Search Best Paper in the Engineering, ICT, and Industrial Technology category. Additionally, it was presented at the 1st International Multidisciplinary Research & Extension Conference in San Antonio, Basco, Batanes.
The “Skills Development for Less Served Individuals” program exemplifies the power of education and skills development to transform lives and uplift communities. By providing individuals with the skills needed for decent work and economic growth, offering accessible and quality training, and equipping participants with the skills required for sustainable livelihoods, it embodies the aspirations of SDGs 1, 4, and 8. This initiative not only empowers individuals but also uplifts entire communities, serving as a beacon of hope and opportunity to all.
13. The RISE and RAISE project of Isabela State University, San Mariano Campus, which stands for Reviving Interest for Skill Empowerment through Reading Activities for Intellectual Skill Excellence, was implemented in 2022.
Proponents: Clarinda C. Galiza, Elizabeth C. Barrera, Hydee G. Cuizon
The participants were Sanguniang Kabataan (SK) officers and members. They were chosen because as student-leaders, they are expected to be good communicators, and must have excellent comprehension skills to alleviate communication problems. They were given classroom activities which aimed to develop the learner’s communication skills. These activities come in the form of learning tasks and other activities that require excellent reading performance.