The Center for Social Innovation and Research
The research development program of SPUQC is directed towards meeting the vision-mission of the institution, and thereby commits itself to fostering a robust Research Culture in the campus. CSIR is at the forefront of this agenda.
Research @ SPUQC
They challenge schools to go beyond the traditional scope and objectives of knowledge transmission to production, revision, and expansion of knowledge through rigorous and extensive research.
Thorough-going studies have brought these results: discovery and dissemination of new knowledge, critical scrutiny of arguments and evidences, creative designs, and clever applications in an existing culture.
Research at SPUQC ensures that the University will continue to foster discovery and creativity so that ideas are discussed freely and critically with openness and tolerance.
SPUQC’s young researchers and researchers-in-training will be nurtured in an environment that provides relevant experience. They will imbibe high quality learning that values creativity and talent.
Paulinian teacher-researchers will function anywhere in the world applying the highest standards and best practices.
Every Catholic University, as a university, is an academic community which, in a rigorous and critical fashion, assists in the protection and advancement of human dignity and of a cultural heritage through research, teaching and various services offered to the local, national and international communities.Ex Corde Ecclesiae
Strategic Directions for Research
The CSIR target development agenda is based on the University Strategic Plan Key Result Areas (KRAs).
Key Result Areas
Identity, Formation and Institutional Commitment
The SPUQC research programs include action and empirical researches, and other basic/original research that contribute new knowledge and shall be guided by the following principles:
Research & Publications
(2) empower Paulinian Educators through innovative research and,
(3) assist in the creation of a culture of research in the SPUQC community.
A. Faculty research activities include but not limited to the following:
- conducting empirical research or evaluation/action research;
- participating in journal, book, movie, and play reviews;
- production of instructional learning resource materials;
- textbook writing;
- book publishing;
- writing of scholarly/concept papers;
- serving as editor or reviewer;
- presenting a paper in local and international fora;
- producing creative work; and,
- Train faculty and students in research
B. Research-related activities – Faculty members may also serve as research instructors, thesis advisers, statistician, reader, critic, and panelists of student’s thesis/project paper output.
The Student Thesis – the result of Training-Oriented Research or Bachelor’s Thesis-Research taken by undergraduate students to introduce them to research techniques as part of their academic requirement for a Bachelor’s Degree.
The Graduate Thesis – the research output of a graduate student who opts for the thesis program. It must be a quality thesis as prescribed in the graduate school manual.