UCU enriches research culture, equips language and technical experts in training :: Urdaneta City University

UCU enriches research culture, equips language and technical experts in training

True to its vision of building a strong and sustainable research community, Urdaneta City University, spearheaded by the College of Arts and Sciences, conducted a Training-Workshop for Critic Readers/Language Editors and Statisticians on September 7, 2023 at the UCU Cafeteria.








“This training is timely, as it will capacitate us to activate greater potentials, to become more efficient and effective member of the technical panel,” stated Prof. Vener Abiett L. Castañaga, Program Head of the Bachelor of Secondary Education and Executive Assistant of the Center for Research and Development, in his welcome remarks.


Dr. Josephine S. Lambinicio, the Vice-President for Academic Affairs pointed out the importance of fostering integrity and commitment in our work for a more effective professional outcome.


“We have to always foster integrity in our work in order to achieve the vision of our UCU. Walang saysay ang mga ginagawa natin dito, kahit a lot of training will be provided by our UCU, kung tayo mismo ayaw mag-commit sa trabaho, we are useless. Always bear in mind, we work with the heart,” she said.


The morning session was devoted to language editors and critic readers of the different colleges University, as the resource speaker, Prof. Rhea M. Agibuay, a faculty member of the College of Teacher Education, talked about points to consider on critic reading and proofreading a research manuscript in an in-depth lecture.




“Proof-reading is more than grammar check… we have to be part of the process, from the get-go until the publication of the manuscript,” she emphasized.


Roles and functions of a language specialist, plagiarism check with proper citation, and the ethical considerations in using AI and digital tools in manuscripts were also discussed.


“There are tools that will help us. It’s okay to use them, it’s okay to teach them. But teach them to other people, inculcating the ethics and the ethical considerations,” said Agibuay.


Dr. Easter B. Belandres, the Director of the Center for Training and Professional Development, took over the afternoon session in her lecture on Statistical Tools, Analysis, and Data Management, which was attended by the statisticians and technical specialists from the different colleges of the University. The endeavor involved activities and sharing of insights among the participants, creating a productive training outcome, and fulfilling the vision of an enriched research community.




This event was made possible with the collaboration with the Center for Training and Professional Development, and the Center for Research and Development.