DOST-PCIEERD Awards Liceo U ₱1M Research Grant
The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) awarded Liceo de Cagayan University a research grant of Php 1M on data analytics. Under its Good Governance through Data Science and Decision Support Systems (GODDESS) program, the funded project runs for a year (October 2022 to September 2023).
The project, “Predictive Modelling on Student Metrics for School Effectiveness,” entails creating predictive analytics models on student retention, which will be used to monitor and improve student recruitment, enrolment, and school performance. The outcome, which is a dashboard, will aid school administrators in a data-driven decision-making process in improving the quality of learning and development of students and designing interventions for student retention. The predictive models that will be generated will also serve as exemplars for other HEIs to adopt.
Addressing the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 4 on quality education for 2030, the project is aligned with the University’s strategic direction of enhancing its visibility in the research arena and expanding its partnership with industries and government agencies.
Composing the project team are Dr. Maria Felicitas M. Mamauag (Director, Office of the University and Coordination) as team leader, Dr. Aurora Cindy A. Balabat (Director, EdTech Center) as co-researcher, Mr. Jun Brian Tubongbanua as senior project associate of the College of Information Technology, and the OURC personnel as project development support staff. The University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) is the collaborating HEI under the leadership of Dr. Ambrosio B. Cultura II, University Chancellor and President of the Northern Mindanao Consortium for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technologies Research and Development (NORMINCIEERD).
The OURC is under the University’s cluster on research and extension headed by Dr. Ma. Florecilla C. Cinches, Vice President for Research, Extension, Planning, and Innovation.