This year’s Unit Research Colloquium and Utilization Workshop highlighted studies that are responsive to the needs of the time and adaptive to the change of times. The said affirmation came from the paper reactors during the colloquium conducted last September 23, 2022, as stated by Dr. Brian Gil S. Sarinas, John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (Arevalo), Inc. Research Coordinator. He indicated further that there is certainly a need to produce high-caliber outputs in the landscape of the new normal, worthy of research expert’s recognition, and relevant to the educational context we are experiencing today.
The studies presented were: Faculty and Students’ Feedback on the Use of JeL and the Academic Performance of Students in Navigation 1 (Navigation Instruments with Compasses) by C/M Kristoffer G. Pulmones; Faculty and Students’ Feedback on the Use of JeL and the Academic Performance of Students in Nav 3 (Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation 2) by 2/M Nicolas M. Tuares; JBLFMU Core Values: Application and Life Inculcation Among Students, Faculty, and Staff by Ms. Richen Mae M. Taba; Health-related Problems among Seafarers in a Shipping Company by 2/M Renan G. Mojo; and COVID-19 Protocol: Level of Implementation and Opportunities for Improvement in a Maritime University by 2/M Frank Adrian C. Lavega.
Moreover, Dr. Aurora Fe C. Bautista, a retired professor of the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV), and Dr. Nenita V. Quiñon, a retired professor of the University of San Agustin (USA) served as the paper reactors.
“It was a worthwhile and challenging experience for me when I presented my study. This is my fair share to my Lacsonian community, especially the students, in improving their academic performance,” said 2/M Tuares. The outputs after the paper presentation and critiquing showcasing faculty studies last school year 2021-2022 will be published in the Institutional Research Journal.