BOR approves revisions to SSU R&D Manual, incentives increased
CHED Central Office, Quezon City – The Board of Regents of Samar State University headed by the CHED Chairman Prospero A de Vera III has approved the 2018 revised SSU Research and Extension Manual. The manual which was originally published sometime in 2006 was revised more than ten times to accommodate changes directed by the SSU R&D roadmap. The R&D roadmap requires the manual to regularly be visited to remove nonfunctioning provisions and those that need to be incorporated or enhanced to ensure congruency to the milestone targets.
The 2018 revisions include clarification of some ambiguous provisions and those that run in conflict or considering other policies of the university. It also made available new ISO aligned forms ready for the ISO certification for the R&D this year. Research thrust was revised following the priority programs of the three institutional research centers of SSU. The functions of research faculty were also incorporated as well as the renaming of other research staff. Research guidelines for institutional funding, college/unit research-based undertakings, and provisions for student researches including the selection of panel were also edited for clarity and consistency.
Extension thrust was enhanced with emphasis to technical advisory services and provision of social preparation for any technology transfer activities. Extension beneficiaries the into four including extension services for professionals (i.e., engineering faculty providing services to fellow engineers). Monitoring and Evaluation processes and guidelines were also enhanced in the 2018 revised manual.
The incentive policy of the University for exemplary research accomplishments such as publication, patenting, research awards, citation and presentations were enhanced further to encourage more productivity in research areas that are crucial in building reputation. Publication in Scopus/World of Science journal registered patent, and refereed book publication was increased to PhP 50,000.00 from PhP 35,000.00 in the previous guidelines. Other publication, as well as citation outside of the Scopus/WoS and CHED JC and JI, will not receive incentive unlike before.