Research and Development Office

The UST Angelicum College Research and Development Office (RDO), which is a part of the Academic Affairs Division, was created to pursue the institution’s academic and organizational development through research. Specifically, the RDO, in cooperation with its in-house linkages, shall be responsible for the development and administration of UST Angelicum College’s research schemas – from the planning, organizing, and implementation, and utilization of research outputs.

RDO Vision

The RDO envisions itself as a catalyst-facilitator of quality and practical research activities and outputs that advance the institution’s alternative system of education, encourage Christian values formation, as well as promote social and environmental awareness and responsiveness.

RDO Mision

The RDO is committed to initiate and facilitate institutional research endeavors and equip members of the UST Angelicum College academic community to carry out collaborative and multidisciplinary researches that seek to advance the alternative-non-graded and learner-centered educational system of the institution.

RDO Goals

To fulfill its mission and realize its vision, the RDO aims to:

  1. Engage in research initiatives towards the development of the College into a leading institution with an alternative educational system;
  2. Promote research awareness and a culture of scholarly inquiry in all categories of the professional community in response to the academic and organizational needs of the College;
  3. Develop the research capability of the faculty members as well as the school’s capacity for research as an academic institution;
  4. Ensure the quality of the research process and outputs through the creation and execution of policies and guidelines for the documentation of all significant phases of a research-from the proposal stage to the terminal report and manuscript for publication;
  5. Initiate relevant academic activities and forums that support interest and competency in research; and
  6. Assist stakeholders of academic and institutional research in the implementation, publication, and utilization of research output.


The Research and Development Office conducted training sessions to increase the research capabilities of UST AC employees in the beginning of A.Y. 2009. Follow-up training sessions were also done from A.Y. 2014-2015 to 2017-2018. RDO also participated in the collaborative research for the DPPI, shared outputs in national, international research conferences, continued the annual distribution of the EPIKEIA, departmental research engagements, established the standard UST AC research format, and the annual research colloquium.

National Conference on Home Schooling

The Research and Development Office invited school administrators, teachers, parents, and teacher education students to the National Conference on Home Schooling held at the St. Albert the Great Auditorium at Angelicum College last December 6, 2014.

Employees’ Research Endeavors

Teaching and non-teaching personnel of UST Angelicum College are assisted by the Research and Development Office in making their departmental and graduate school research papers from conceptualization to their completion.

Conduct of Biannual Research Colloquia for UST AC Employees

Starting in 2009, the Research and Development Office has held two research colloquia per year for employees of UST Angelicum College. This is to showcase different research outputs accomplished by UST AC employees for policy reforms and improvement of the school’s services.

Student Research Colloquium

The Research and Development Office recently held the very first Student Research Colloquium for college students last March 9, 2014. The event showcased the best theses, capstone projects, business plans, and strategic management plans accomplished by selected graduating college students.

RDO Identified Research Priorities

The RDO aligns its agenda with the key areas of the school, namely:

  1. Values and Religious Formation;
  2. Curriculum and Instruction;
  3. Faculty;
  4. Student Services;
  5. Research;
  6. Community Extension;
  7. Administration;
  8. Physical Plant, Laboratories, and Library; and
  9. Marketing and Linkages.

Researches related to the key areas could either be qualitative or quantitative and pure/basic or applied, in the form of case study, classroom-based action research, and institutional full-blown research.

AC Research Outputs

From 2009-2017, various researches were conducted based on the needs of UST Angelicum College. Outputs of these researches were utilized by the institution for improvement of curriculum, instruction, and as basis in decision making and operational policy formulation.

Researchers Title Year
Alvin Barcelona
The Mathematics Cognitive Learning Outcomes of the Home Study Program Learners 2016-2017
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Journal Articles Published and Authored by AC

Researchers Title Year
Evylou Bonquin
Jocelyn Ortiz
Maria Rita Pilar Ong
Pearliza Domalaon
Rachele Regalado
Rosanni Del Mundo
Wednesdee-Perpetual Acasio
UST Angelicum College Epikeia Vol. 12, Issue No. 12 2019-2020 2019-2020
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AC is a Member of Professional Organizations

Angelicum College was inducted as a member of the Philippine Society for Educational Research and Evaluation, Inc. (PSERE) in May 2010 and has renewed its membership annually. Angelicum College became an active member in the Dominican Network (DOMNET) and conducted collaborative researches with other member colleges and universities.

UST Angelicum College is also a member of the Philippine Association of Teachers of Educational Foundations-United Professionals for the Development and Advancement of Teacher Education (PATEF-UPDATE).

In 2016, Angelicum College also became a member of the Asia-Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators (APCoRE).

UST Angelicum College Participation in Various Research Conferences as Presenter
International Research Conferences
Name of Presenter Title Event and Host Start Date End Date
Alvin Barcelona
John Oliver Lacap
Test Conference Test Conference August 30, 2019 August 31, 2019
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National Research Conferences
Name of Presenter Title Event and Host Start Date End Date
Local Research Conferences
Name of Presenter Title Event and Host Start Date End Date
Rebirth of EPIKEIA

After 8 years, EPIKEIA, the interdisciplinary journal of UST Angelicum College, was re-launched last August 8, 2010. Since then, the journal has been released annually. EPIKEIA is an academic journal that features the studies, articles, modules, and book reviews written by members of the UST Angelicum College community. It also contains the latest acquisitions of the School Library.

Procedures in Conducting Research in UST Angelicum College

Write a letter of request to Rev. Fr. Ferdinand L. Bautista, OP, PhD, the Chief Operating Officer of UST Angelicum College, indicating complete name, year level, degree, college/university currently attending, title of the study, what will be conducted in the school (survey, interview, observation, etc.), who will be involved, how many participants will be needed, and how much time will be consumed in conducting the survey/interview/observation.

  • Attach a copy of the survey/interview questions/observation sheet.
  • Indicate contact information such as phone numbers or e-mail address in the letter.
  • Leave the hard copy of the letter and attachments to the guard at the gate (for researchers from other schools).
  • Call 732-4243 loc.136 after 1-2 days to follow up on the approval of the request.
  • Once the request to conduct a study is approved, go to the Research and Development Office to retrieve the copy of the approved letter from the school researcher. Further instructions on the conduct of research will be given by the researcher.
  • Sign the copies of the Agreement on Conduct of Research to be given by the school researcher before conducting the survey/interview/observation in the school. The said agreement mandates researchers to provide UST Angelicum College with a copy of the study once it is accomplished.
  • The Research and Development Office accepts a target number of researches per academic year. Once it is reached, other requests will no longer be approved. Postgraduate studies are the priority of RDO.