The Research and Publication Office of STI West Negros University (STIWNU) relaunched “Busilak”, the official journal of the School of Graduate Studies, Saturday.
The journal contains 10 research papers of 31 faculty members and students of the School of Graduate Studies of STIWNU. All of these studies passed peer review process.
The issue features articles on teacher’s leadership, decision-making and innovative skills amidst modernizing technology, Grade 7 learners’ difficulties with integers, teachers’ technological difficulties amid the COVID-19 pandemic, parents’ readiness in facilitated learning in the new normal, school heads’ financial management skills and challenges of COVID-19 community mitigation strategies, parental challenges brought by online learning modalities and the effects of social media on Grade 11 students’ performance in statistics.
Randolf Asistido, editor-in-chief, said the journal is being revived after a 12-year hiatus. Volume 7, Issue No. 3, saw print in 2011.
“Any evidence of the University’s commitment to excellence constantly includes research, notably in self-assessment, application and evaluation steps. Busilak has resumed fulfilling its function as a platform where researchers disseminate their research findings and recommendations to a broader audience,” said Asistido.
Meanwhile, Mark Molina, executive Vice President of STIWNU said The Philippine of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) has granted the highest accreditation level (Level IV) for the Master of Arts in Education (MaEd) and Master in Public Administration (MPAd) of the University. The PhD in Education Management also was upgraded to Level III by accreditors.
Molina said, research and development is among the criteria given much weight by accreditors whenever a university goes through the process of accreditation. He further emphasized that an institution’s research culture must be consistently enhanced and strengthened.
“Our quest for excellence will not be complete without the contributions of researchers of new knowledge to the society. The relaunch of “Busilak” is a manifestation of our commitment to the University’s goal of enhancing the research culture here at STIWNU,” he added.*