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Inez Chiara C. Cortes

Upper School,

Class 2003-2004

"We were encouraged in and out of class, to think for and express ourselves that made studying seemed like a challenge to surmount, instead of a chore to dread..." read more>>


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IRD Functions and Services


1. Supports SISC’s commitment to excellence in academic services by providing:

1.1. Free research advice and consultation FOR EMPLOYEES AND STUDENTS on a scheduled basis.
1.2. Conduct of free group research training for employees; free group thesis writing orientation and training for college students; free small group research training
1.3. Statistician Services. The Statistics Unit provides the following services to the researchers:

1.3.1. Free advice on the statistical treatment that will be used for a certain INSTITUTIONAL research for employees or PASS/Thesis research for students.
1.3.2. Statistics tutorial FOR EMPLOYEES AND STUDENTS with a fee (Tutee has to pay to the Accounting Office).
1.3.3. Review of the statistical treatment and giving of suggestions for a fee (Researcher has to pay to the Accounting Office).
1.3.4. Approval of the statistical treatment of college graduating students’ thesis for a fee (Fee is included in the student’s thesis fees to the Accounting Office).

2. Supports academic and nonacademic departments with research projects involving effective and efficient practices such as:

2.2. Managing the book-binding, indexing, and distributing copies of approved thesis of college students and employees;
2.3. Editing of write-ups of employees’ research, special projects and PQT projects
2.4. Monitoring and reporting to management of the progress of employees’ research, special projects and PQT projects
2.5. Coordinating with academic group re: refereeing of research projects and conduct of colloquia and other related endeavors.
2.6. Publishing research results in the SISC Research Journal.
2.7. coordinating with offices of Admissions, Registration, Student Financial Aid, Community Outreach Program, Human Resources, Facilities Management, Student Affairs, Advancement, Regional Higher Education, and others in collecting, reporting, analyzing, and interpreting data.
2.8. Facilitating the conduct of nonacademic assessments (e.g., Student Involvement Study, Marketing Study).
2.9. Collecting and keeping relevant data from comparative educational institutions and national sources for benchmarking.
2.10. Participating in a variety of local, national, and international studies to ensure that SISC’s practices are current.
2.11. Facilitating conduct of studies and gathering information for specific ad hoc questions through ready access to campus-wide student and employee data systems (e.g., studies of residential learning/tutorial communities for Public Relations and Promotions enrolment campaign activities).
2.12. Maintaining historical data for trending analysis. 
2.13. Demonstrating excellence of service to all academic and nonacademic units by

2.13.1. Supporting departments going through Curriculum and academic program review/assessment by providing them with data available in the office or conducting surveys or studies that will assist them in their study.
2.14. Inspiring SISC faculty, staff and officers to conduct research by:

2.14.1. Providing them with positive environment/atmosphere for research such as

2.14.1.1. a space where to read or write / encode their research-related work;
2.14.1.2. possible research topics that tickle the interest of the faculty, the staff and the officers;
2.14.1.3. necessary research facilities such as sources of references (virtual, library resources, etc.)

2.14.2. Providing researchers commensurate incentives.

2.14.2.1. a list of research grants, donors, research funds that they can possibly apply for.
2.14.2.2. Assisting researchers to apply for research grants / funds;

3.   Supports academic unit assessment through instrument development, analysis, and interpretation.

3.1. Communicates institutional information about SISC and provide analytical support for institutional planning, management, and assessment to academic units (e.g., Compendium of Planning Information).
3.2. Responds to data requests (e.g., ad hoc studies, queries); analyze and interpret data. 
3.3. Facilitates conduct of student population and sample surveys (e.g.,  Survey of Alumni).

4. Performs  data analysis in coordination with the VPAR’s Office, and the other involved offices.

4.2. Prepares and communicates institutional studies in such areas as academic assessment, student enrollment, retention and graduation, faculty salary and staffing, and comparative studies using peer educational institutions.
4.3. Transforms data into information by increasing accessibility and understanding of information about Southville International School and Colleges through the World Wide Web.

5. Performs studies and analyses for specialized accreditation needs such as Philippine Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), Western Association of Schools and Colleges ( WASC), and  ISO.
6. Shows institutional commitment to diversity as essential to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of student learning and university life through the following:

6.1.    Encouraging researchers to perform studies on all groups of students, faculty, and staff, including underrepresented groups.
6.2.    Conducting  ethical, sensitive, and unbiased presentation of institutional data.

7. Shows commitment to effective representation of Southville International School and Colleges to external constituencies
8. Demonstrates commitment to effective and ethical communication and procedures that reflect each division’s / unit’s primary mission.