Compostela Valley State College

Compostela Valley State College

Research and Development Agenda

The Research Agenda of Compostela Valley State College (CVSC) is anchored on the following:

1. The CVSC Mandate

The College shall primarily provide advanced education, higher technological, professional instruction and training in agriculture, science and technology and other related fields. It should also undertake research and extension services in support of the socio economic development of the Province of Compostela Valley and provide progressive leadership in its areas of specialization.

Societal Engagement – The general goal is to produce research outcomes (e.g. products and services) that advance environmental conservation, sustainable peace and development, disaster resilience and food sustainability in the Province. To wit;

  • Environmental conservation– The effects of irresponsible waste disposal by the people and the industries is evident and the effects of climate change is felt. Thus, preservation and increased protection of the environment is imperative in this time. Compostela Valley State College will ensure environmental sustainability through landscape management, resiliency to climate change, and reduction of waste.

  • Peace and development– Peace and development remain a desired state in the island of Mindanao.  With the challenges to peace in many fronts, CVSC will facilitate the cultivation of a culture of peace by strengthening peace-building initiatives, primarily by developing the College as a center and common ground for dialogue and resolution/transformation of conflicts, and development of peace champions within and outside the College to attain development.

  • Governance – Engagement in governance is deemed strategic to help influence and enforce local public policies that provide the foundation for the effective and sustainable implementation of development initiatives and programs in the communities; CVSC will strengthen good governance and responsible citizenship through research-based outputs


  • Disaster Resilience – Natural disasters and climate change are among the greatest threats to development. Although natural disasters have always presented risks, climate change increases those risks and compounds them by adding a greater level of uncertainty. CVSC will help develop disaster resilient communities by providing the people the Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Programs.

  • Food Security – Compostela Valley remains poor and hungry despite its wealth of resources; the College will ensure access to food and other basic need for all families in its areas of engagement through empowerment of farming, fishing and other means of livelihood projects.

Good Governance – The general goal is to improve support of the operations of the College by the following:

  1. Develop a more responsive organizational culture or climate;
  2. Improve financial sustainability; and
  3. Employ the principles of transparency and accountability.

2. National Higher Education Research Agenda (NHERA 2)

Major Issues Priority Research Areas Suggested Approach
Families and Communities Transition Drivers, processes and consequences of:

Community transitions, labor migration, changing family structure

Evolution of social institutions in response to changes in family and community structures

descriptive research; cross-section trend research; panel/longitudinal research;

Alignment of human capital development goals in school, in communities, and Philippine society; social processes and factors that shape educational policies and processes at national, community, school and individual levels; efficacy of educational process (instructional, management, policy, etc.) in the development of human capital; Social processes and dimensions of educational reforms and educational institutions

descriptive research (including GIS mapping); cross-section trend research; panel/longitudinal research; historical research; evaluation of programs and policies; theory and model building



Social antecedents of disaster; social determinants of vulnerability to disaster; social response (community and national levels) to disaster mitigation and adaptation; social process in relief and development responses to disaster; short-term and long-term consequences on well-being of individual and communities in disaster-stricken and/or vulnerable areas

descriptive research (including GIS mapping); cross-section trend research; panel/longitudinal research; historical research;

ICT and social change

Description and analysis of changes in social institutions such as education, governance, church/religious organizations,  financial and agricultural institution, etc.; social dimensions of adoption and utilization of ICT in individuals, organizations, and communities,  social analysis of virtual communities and interactions

descriptive research (including GIS mapping); cross-section trend research; panel/longitudinal research; historical research; evaluation of programs and policies; theory and model building


Major Issues Priority Research Areas Suggested Approach
Climate Change

Physical oceanography; marine coastal geology; engineering geology; volcanology; hydrology; seismology; vulnerability of biodiversity

Scenario building



Persistent organic pollutants, heavy metals, mariculture-derived pollution, vulnerability of biodiversity (priority research sites: Mindanao Sea, Bohol Sea, Southern Palawan Sea, Northern Luzon Sea, Sulawesi Sea, Sulu Sea, Straits); instrumentation (detection, analysis, robotics, atmospheric/environmental); materials science (electronics applications, catalysts, environmental remediation); nanotechnology

Multidisciplinary approach to measurement and mitigation; Programmatic approach on carrying capacity of ecosystems


Systems biology (modelling, bioinformatics, ecology, pollution, community, ecosystems); genetics (molecular, population, evolution); biodiversity (Mindanao Sea, Bohol Sea, Southern Palawan Sea, Northern Luzon Sea, Sulawesi Sea, Sulu Sea, Straits); 3-domain scheme (morphoanatomy, physiology, and behaviour); instrumentation (atmospheric/environmental)

Baseline Study; Ecosystem-based studies

Intelligent systems; molecular simulation/modelling; materials science (alternative energy, electronic applications, catalysts, environmental remediation); natural products (biofuels); materials research (energy, fuel cells, nanomaterials, ICT/microelectronics, functional materials); greener technologies fro minerals, coal, geothermal, petroleum;

Development of clean technology; Exploration of alternative energy sources



Bioassays;  diagnostics; drug/cure discovery; biosensors; natural products (pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, pesticides); instrumentation (detection, analysis, robotics, medical physics)

Rapid assessment; Development of innovative cure
Food Natural products; biochemistry; molecular biology Exploration of new resources and more efficient production



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