URDC spearheads collaborative discussions in formulating the University Research Agenda for 2023-2024

The JBLFMU Research and Development Council led by Dr. Melchor M. Magramo, JBLFMU Director for Research and Extension, and the Unit Research Coordinators, Dr. Emeliza T. Estimo (JBLCF-Bacolod), Dr. Brian Gil S. Sarinas (JBLFMU-Arevalo), and Dr. Rolando A. Alimen (JBLFMU-Molo) took the lead in conducting a collaborative workshop aimed at formulating the University Research Agenda for the upcoming School Year 2023-2024. This collaborative workshop had the following objectives: (1) To review the Research Agenda for AY 2022-2023, and (2) To identify researchable topics for inclusion in the University Research Agenda for the AY 2023-2024.

This activity, held based on the mandate of Dr. Mary Lou L. Arcelo (Chairman of the Board) and Dr. Ronald L. Sebastian (Chief Executive Officer), was joined by focal people from the three academic units composed of the Community Extension Officers, Deans and Principals of the various academic departments, Placement Officers, and Onboard Training Officers.

This dynamic session produced a series of thought-provoking research themes, carefully aligned with the university’s overarching research priorities. Noteworthy topics encompassed a wide spectrum, including Maritime Education and Training, Marine Environment, Deployment, Training, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Cadets, Innovations in Teaching Pedagogy, Stakeholders Feedback, Assessment of Learning/Academic Performance of Students, Occupational Safety and Security, and Tracer Studies, among others.

This collaborative effort sets the stage for a promising year of innovative research and development, propelling JBLFMU further into the forefront of academic excellence. The event was held at the JBL Hall Lobby in JBLFMU-Arevalo on August 3 to 4, 2023.