In compliance to Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memorandum Order No. 1 S. 2015 also known as Establishing the Policies and Guidelines on Gender and Development (GAD) in CHED and in the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), BatStateU’s GAD Office tendered a two-day workshop on Advancing Gender Responsive and Inclusive Development through Research: A Seminar Workshop on Integrating Gender Perspective in Quantitative and Qualitative Researches held at the International Affairs Office, Lecture Room, CITE Building, Pablo Borbon Main I, Batangas City on February 8 and 20, 2018.
A total of 50 faculty researchers from Pablo Borbon Main I and BatStateU extension campuses attended the said event which was intended to mainstream gender equality and principles of women empowerment in the University’s research programs.
Asst. Director for GAD, Assoc. Prof. Maria Theresa A. Hernandez, officially welcomed the participants in the said activity. She provided lectures on CMO 1 s. 2015 which focused on provisions relative to Gender-Responsive Research Program.
President Tirso A. Ronquillo also showed his support as he formally thanked the GAD Office for having the initiative to conduct such seminar/workshop and the resource persons as well for being GAD advocates of the University. He shared tips and suggested various researches in different areas that will bring significant impacts to the University, its students, faculty and the community as well. He also expressed, “We learn by doing.” as he mentioned the importance of attending such seminars and workshops to further enhance and nurture the talents of the University’s faculty researchers.
The resource persons on Quantitative GAD Research Process were Dr. Emil C. Alcantara, Director for Research Management Services and Dr. Realiza M. Mame, Asst. Director for Education, Mathematics and Social Science Research, while the speakers on the second day for the Qualitative GAD Research Process will be Dr. Vanessah V. Castillo, Director for Public Relations and Dr. Leandro A. Dalhag, Head for Innovation and Technology Support Office.
Activities were given to the participants to assess their engagement in the seminar. It is expected that the attendees will be able to formulate gender sensitive researches that will benefit the University in various areas.