The Research and Development Coordinating Office (RDCO) manages and monitors the research activities in the institution such as institutional research, projects for faculty and students and extension projects such as consultancies and contract researches. It establishes linkages with other research institutes and organizations and coordinates the activities for publication of the CIT Research Journal.
(Please visit the link to download the research abstracts: CIT Book of Abstracts 2009 )
A relevant, sustainable, and globally competitive Research and Development program that contributes to solving problems, making Cebu Institute of Technology a leading institution of learning.
The Research and Development Coordinating Office is geared towards the total development of students, faculty, staff, and alumni of CIT.
The Research and Development Program likewise nurtures a culture of excellence in research, gives value to moral standards, and is a tool for the improvement of the quality of instruction in the CIT community.
To attain the aforesaid vision, CIT shall develop a culture of continuous learning, establish programs for professional and career development, undertake activities that improve the quality of instruction, institute a series of training programs and activities for the development of potential scientists and technologists, commit itself to undergo accreditation, create quality programs and activities that generate new knowledge, exert efforts to attract talented and highly skilled professionals to its workforce, and establish standards and sustainable programs to improve productivity.
The objectives of these agenda are the following: to promote researches to aid instruction, to promote researches that are interdisciplinary (involves more than one department / professional discipline), to assist faculty members and the Institution as a whole to enhance their research capabilities, to encourage researches with revenue generation potential, to support research programs that are sustainable, to encourage researches with potential, and to promote researches geared towards the development of the local, regional, national, and global communities.
In June 2005, the Research and Development Coordinating Office was created out of the CIT Research and Development Section of the Office of Scholarships and External Affairs to foster the growth of research activities and to meet the research needs of the CIT community.
In its infancy stage, the organization did a series of activities, namely: the development of its staff in Research and Development through attendance in Research and Development workshops, the formation of the R and D committee to tackle issues on proposal format and guidelines, and strategic planning of selected faculty members for the Research and Development vision, mission, and strategies.
To date, the management plan of the Research and Development Coordinating Office (RDCO) tackles issues that remain unanswered in the Research and Development programs. The management plan includes human resource development in Research and Development, Moral Standards in Research and Development, establishment of linkages with Research and Development Institutes and funding agencies, and fine tuning of Research and Development guidelines on the allocation and sourcing of funds.
The following are the services of RDCO: proposal development assistance, research grants/aids (internal and external sources) processing, research compliance monitoring, and publication of the CIT Research Journal. The RDCO programs are as follows: research facilities upgrading, research manpower pooling (contract researches, consultancies, and joint researches), research manpower training, and research linkages (consortia).
Research and Development Priority Areas
The priority areas on research and development of the Institute are geared towards the enhancement of its two other basic functions: education and community extension. As such, it is grouped into the following categories: education, community, and industry.
The following are the research areas or thrusts of the Cebu Institute of Technology:
1. Researches that aid education:
1.1. Social sciences
1.2. Media and arts
1.3. Manipulative behavior
1.4. Values education
1.5. Self actualization
1.6. Teaching-based principles in business and management education
1.7. Relevance of graduates to current needs of industry, education, government, and business
1.8. Updating of curriculum to the current needs and practices in industry, education, government, and business
1.9. Innovative teaching methodologies and strategies
1.10. Applications of information and communications technology in education
1.11. Science and technology education
1.12. Information and communications technology education
1.15. Health and other related areas
1.16. Tourism and its related concerns
2. Researches that aid industry:
2.1. Media and arts
2.2. Relevance of graduates to current needs of industry, education, government, and business
2.3. Updating of curriculum to the current needs and practices in industry, education, government, and business
2.4. Product development
2.5. Equipment prototyping, adaptation, and fabrication
2.6. Safety engineering
2.7. Energy studies (conventional and rational use)
2.8. Materials science: indigenous and cost efficient materials, polymers, natural fibers, etc.
2.9. Furniture design
2.10. Design of cost and energy efficient buildings
2.14. Productivity improvement of industry
2.15. Building technology (work processes)
2.16. Health and other related areas
2.17. Improvement of Nursing practices
2.18. Feasibility studies and case studies
2.19. Improved processing of food products
3. Researches that aid the community:
3.1. Geotechnical Research & Development
3.2. Traffic engineering
3.3. Safety engineering
3.5. Disaster preparedness and mitigation
3.6. Media and arts impact studies on the community
3.7. Behavioral studies/social sciences
3.8. Health, nutrition, sanitation, and hygiene
3.9. Feasibility and case studies
3.10. Materials science: indigenous and cost efficient materials
3.11. ICT development for LGUs