• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2020, Volume: 13, Issue: 34, Pages: 3555-3560

Original Article

Research policy redirection based on analysis of target- setting and accomplishment trends in a Philippine State University

Received Date:05 August 2020, Accepted Date:29 August 2020, Published Date:21 September 2020


Objectives: To examine the targets and accomplishments of Eastern Samar State University (ESSU) with respect to performance indicators of Major Final Outputs (MFO) in Research and Development Services. Methods:Documentary analyses were done in order to comparatively examine the trends in targets and accomplishments of the university in the past three years. Moreover, faculty profile was analyzed in order to gauge the number of those who are actively engaged in research versus the number of actually required as set by governing policies. The corpora of analysis covered the university’s accomplishments from 2016-2018 in terms of: (1) number of completed researches, (2) number of research outputs utilized by the industry, and (3) number of research publications. Findings: Results have indicated that while 100% accomplishments in number of completed researches was recorded in 2017-2018 and with a +2 variance during 2016-2017, negative variances (-29.42%, -48.61%) were recorded in 2017 and 2018 in terms of research publications. Meanwhile, increments have been increasing in the past three years but have not been consistently projected. In addition, only 43% among the required faculty members have been active in research undertaking resulting to majority of accomplishments emanating from lower ranking faculty. Implications: From these results, redirection of regulatory policies addressing issues on faculty engagement, target setting, and productivity were undertaken.

Keywords: Research productivity; research management; Eastern Samar State University; research performance; research indicator



© 2020 Obliopas & Madeja.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee).


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