Research Technical Committee
The Research Technical Committee is constituted to approve the merit of research proposals. The IRAD Director sits as the Chair of this committee. It is divided into two subcommittees – the Subcommittee on Empirical Research Works and Subcommittee on Creative Research Works.
Each subcommittee is composed of (2) two members. However, in order to more competently rate the scholarly work submitted, a third evaluator is invited to join the committee in rating the rate output. The third evaluator must have a background and professional knowledge of the nature of the scholarly work to be evaluated. Hence, the third evaluator varies in each of the work evaluated.
The results of the evaluation of the submitted proposals will be communicated to the IRAD Director. The IRAD Director endorses and approves the budget to carry out the research based on the recommendations of this committee. It is the responsibility of the IRAD Office to inform in writing the proponents on the status of submitted research proposals. The members of the committee will receive an honorarium per reading of research proposals submitted.
1. Evaluate the merit of research proposals submitted by faculty members. An “Evaluation Guide for Submitted Empirical Research Proposals” form will be used for the evaluation of research projects empirical in nature, while an “Evaluation Guide for Submitted Creative Works Proposals” form will be used for the evaluation of creative works submitted for funding.
2. Recommend ways on how proposals can be improved, if the initial readings of such proposals are not meritorious.
3. Communicate with the IRAD Director regarding the status of submitted research proposals.
Research Evaluation Committee
The primary function of the Research Evaluation Committee is to score submitted scholarly works using the grid on “Classification of Scholarly Work and Their Respective Maximum Points”. Evaluated works receive credit points for research which are used in the application for promotion of faculty. The IRAD Assistant Director chairs this committee. It is divided into two subcommittees – the Subcommittee on Empirical Research Works and Subcommittee on Creative Research Works.
Each subcommittee is composed of (2) two members. However, in order to more competently rate the scholarly work submitted, a third evaluator is invited to join the committee in rating the output. The third evaluator must have a background and professional knowledge of the nature of the scholarly work to be evaluated. Hence, the third evaluator varies in each of the work evaluated.
Scholarly works submitted for promotion are objectively assessed as a major or minor work based on an instrument or scale which was constructed for this purpose. The instrument is based on a 5 point scale. The response choices range from Very Great Extent, Great Extent, Moderate Extent, Low Extent, and Not at All with scores ranging from four (4) to zero (0) respectively. The scale contains 10 items that describe a major research output. Hence, scholarly works earning scores ranging from 35 to 40 are classified as a major work. Scholarly works earning a score of 34 and below are classified as a minor work. Members of this committee receive honoraria for scoring submitted scholarly works.
1. Classify scholarly works according to the different genre of research as stipulated in the “Description of Various Scholary Works.”
2. Score the different submitted scholarly works using the grid on “Classification of Scholarly Work and Their Respective Maximum Points.”
Deliberate on the Best Empirical Research and Best Creative Research Works for the school year.
The Editorial Board
The Editorial Board is constituted as a support arm of the IRAD Office in the dissemination of research findings through the publication of scholarly works in The Scholastican Journal (TSJ), the Journal of Creative Works (JCW), and the Journal of Student Research (JSR). It is composed of the editor-in-chief, the associate editor, and the managing editor. The members are appointed by the IRAD Director with a fixed term of one year. The board is also responsible in the publication of the College Unit’s official newsletter, Insight.
1. The Editor-in Chief
• The Editor-in-Chief has the overall editorial responsibilities for the publication of the Journals in coordination with the IRAD Director.
• The Editor-in-Chief, assisted by the rest of the editorial staff, solicits research papers for the journals and invites colleagues to contribute to the journal.
• S/he initially receives the submitted manuscript for publishing, reviews them, and assesses their quality. S/he may recommend acceptance, resubmission or rejection of the documents.
• S/he delegates the editing work to the rest of the editorial staff when a manuscript is accepted for publishing. After the authors complete their required revisions on their papers according to the external reviewers and editorial team recommendations, the manuscripts are submitted back to the Editor-in-Chief who finally reads, edits and approves them for printing.
• The main concern of the Editor-in-Chief is the content of the manuscript. S/he edits these, when necessary, to improve their written quality. S/he cross-checks the data within the manuscript and ensures that the data are authentic, accurate and complete. S/he also checks the content flow, writing style, grammar, spelling, and conformity of citations and references to the APA style before s/he approves them for printing.
• S/he is in charge of coordination with the authors of the documents in matters of substantial editing. S/he also discusses and resolves with the authors any potential ethical or legal problems found in the manuscript, such as libelous or defamatory statements or breach of copyright.
• S/he, together with the Managing Editor, sets the publishing schedule, and ensures that the entire publishing process runs smoothly and within schedule.
• S/he organizes the editorial staff meetings to set editorial goals in accordance with the institute’s policies, to develop action plans and to review the work progress.
• S/he represents the journal at meetings and conferences.
• At any time the Editor-in-Chief may delegate part of his/her tasks to the Managing Editor and the other editors as he deems appropriate or necessary.
2. Associate Editor
• The Associate Editor primarily reviews and edits research documents for publication from the original to the final form. S/he works collaboratively in the other aspects of production to ensure a well written journal and its timely completion.
• S/he assists the Editor-in-Chief in reviewing and evaluating the submitted documents and in coordinating with the authors in matters of content and major editing.
• S/he works with the Managing Editor on the editing process and the journal layout.
• S/he assists the Copy Editor/Proofreader in checking the facts within the documents for potential legal issues and for consistency, accuracy and completeness. They work closely in copy editing and proofreading the documents in accordance with the APA style.
• The Associate Editor assists in the proofreading of the final proofs, including general layout, paging, text alignment, spacing of the lines, the font style consistency, and other elements of proofreading, prior to the final printing of the journal.
3. Managing Editor
• The Managing Editor is responsible for managing the operations of the journal.
• S/he assists the Editor-in-Chief in ensuring a smooth work flow and a scholarly quality of the journal.
• S/he oversees the initial editing process and ensures that all documents conform to the APA style. Thereafter, s/he submits all copy-edited documents to the Editor-in-Chief.
• The Managing Editor, in collaboration with the Editor-in-Chief, decides the arrangement and compilation of the documents in the journal. S/he is in charge of lay outing the documents in journal form. S/he is in charge of preparing the Table of Contents and the Preface, and assigning the page numbers of the journal.
• The Managing Editor and the Editor-in-Chief jointly prepare the publication schedule. The Managing Editor implements the schedule. S/he coordinates and oversees all phases of the production and the printing process, and ensures the completion and distribution of the journal in a timely manner.
• The Managing Editor, assisted by the Associate Editor and the Copy Editor, proofreads the final proofs, including general layout, order of pages, text alignment, spacing of the lines, the font style consistency, and other elements of proofreading, prior to the final printing of the journal.
• The Managing Editor enforces the journal’s policies and procedures, consistent with the policies of the institute, regarding publication and printing of the journal. S/he manages the contract with the printing press, security of the documents, copyrights, anti-plagiarism, legal concerns and other similar issues.
• S/he handles stipend payments for authors and reviewers outside the Editorial Board whose specialization may be needed, and temporary personnel who may be hired for specific purposes.
• S/he attends the Editorial Board meetings and keeps the editorial staff informed of production and printing status.
• S/he reports directly to the Editor-in-Chief. In his/her absence the Managing Editor undertakes the duties of the Editor-in-Chief in an acting capacity.