COMPLETED INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCHES
- Academic Performance and Learning Styles of Liberal Arts Students in Physical Science by:Dr. Maria Victoria M. Gonzales & Dr. Paz B. Reyes (2000) This study aimed to determine the correlation between the academic performance and learning styles of Liberal Arts students in Physical Science of the College of Education, Arts and Sciences in Lyceum of the Philippines University. This study employed the evaluative design using the descriptive method of research. The subjects of this study involved the whole population of the first year AB-Multimedia Arts students who were enrolled during the first semester school year 2014-2015. The statistical tools used in this study were frequency distribution, Weighted Mean and Pearson Product Moment Correlation. All data were treated statistically using PASW version 18 at 0.05 alpha levels. The findings of the study revealed that students have satisfactory academic performance that they often learned through visual modality and kinaesthetic modality but sometimes learned through auditory modality. Furthermore the academic performance of students is correlated to auditory modality. Instructional development activities were proposed which is then recommended to be used by physical chemistry instructors in their instruction.Keywords: auditory modality, visual modality, kinaesthetic or tactile modality, academic performance, instructional activities.
- Family Outmigration in Isla Verde, Batangas City by: Dr. Ricky Realingo(2015)
2.Knowledge, Commitment and Readiness of the Lyceum of the University, Batangas to OBE by: Mr.Epitacio P. Abela(2015)
3. Personality & Values of Sitio Ferry Residents: Its Implications to the Community Extension Service of Lyceum of Batangas by: Dr. Norma Meñez & Miss Miriam Grace Aquino (2000)
Findings revealed that personality development is affected by the kind of community they belong to. The respondents’ educational qualifications are at a level which equips him on how he has been influenced by the kind of community he lives in. In Sitio Ferry therefore, the need to strengthen self-valuing is helpful to handling difficulties in order to live a more purposive life, with dream, ambition and hope.
The accepted values of the residents manifest their need of a refined community. If it is a social obligation of the Lyceum of Batangas to work hand in hand with this community then it only in knowing the complex values of those people that the institution can conceptualize an edge. In doing so, it is paramount to see the community as something important, unique and responsive only to what is concrete and visible. It seems that adolescents, adults and middle-aged people have different values in life for they may equate things differently. The results of the present study conducted on the personality and values of the Sitio Ferry residents manifest the community’s need of an opportunity to live a quality, meaningful and purposeful life. However, the participative approach both in form and in substance is a must in delivering self-propelling principles both from the faculty and the administration of the Lyceum of Batangas.
Keywords: Personality, Values, Community Extension Service
4. Community Needs of Sitio Ferry, Kumintang Ibaba, Batangas City: Basis for the Development of an Action Plan for the Community Extension Service of LB by: Dr. Edgar Bautista (2002)
5. Impact of Primetime Television Programs on the Adolescents of Sitio Ferry by: Dr. Norma Meñez & Dr. Flora V. Javier (2002)
Results showed thatthe adolescents of Sitio Ferry are composed of males and females with females outnumbering the males. This being so, it is expected that the female adolescents are fond of watching televisions and that they have varying primetime programs preferred.
The primetime televisions preferences of teenagers are indicative of their being interested in social issues and other public related affairs. Their varied choices of programs affirm the characteristics of teenagers. The time spent by teenagers in watching primetime programs reinforce the concept that adolescents become avid viewers of television as they move from childhood to adolescence. It affirms that there is a connection between the social learning of an individual to the spent in watching television. Consequently this influences the way he forms his values, attitudes and behavior.
The impact of primetime television programs to teenagers of Sitio Ferry focused more on shaping their lives and helping them face life with hope. Socially and morally, television programs have created a positive impact on their character, values, and attitudes which has somehow contributed to their being productive members of their community, the Sitio Ferry. Television could be a powerful instrument that influences teenagers’ behavior. A Filipino child as he turns 16 would have watched 200,000 violent scenes, 33,000 acts of murder and countless sex-related acts that can lead him to learn about his world and the people around him.
Keywords: Primetime TV Program, Adolescents, Social Issues, Teenager
6. Assessment of First Gas Power Corporation (FGPC) Community Relations Program in Brgy. Sta Rita Karsada and Sta. Rita Aplaya, Batangas City ( Commissioned Research) by: Dr. Reynalda Garcia, Dr. Edgar Bautista & Dr. Virginia Baes (2003)
Keywords: Community Relations Program, Communication
7. Strategies Employed by G.E. Faculty in Teaching Communication Arts Subjects by: Mrs. Amada Banaag & Dr. Reynalda B. Garcia (2004)
They employed the use of the descriptive method with the teacher-made instrument. The respondents of the study were the Communication Arts faculty and students.
Results show that the effective teaching strategies used in teaching English 1 are question and answer, semantic webbing and concept mapping and realia; in teaching English Plus and English 2 are Outlining, controlled and guided writing, note taking, illustrations, drawings and creative writing; and in teaching English 3 are pronunciation drills, recitation and simulation /role playing, language switching and panel discussion. Programs and activities to assess the needs and capabilities of both the faculty and students to improve teaching and learning Communication Arts are proposed.
Keywords: Communication Arts, Communicative Competence, Strategies, Effectiveness of Learning Process
8.Level of Proficiencies of CAS Faculty: Basis for Advancing the Faculty Development Program by:Dr. Ronilo Jayag & Dr. Edgar Bautista (2004)
Results showed that LPUs’ policy in hiring faculty members has no bias towards any particular age range, gender, civil status and teaching experience. Moderate level of proficiency in “Planning and Preparation” indicates the need for the training in assessment of student’s learning.Moderate level of proficiency in “Classroom Management” suggests inadequate knowledge of some CAS faculty members regarding school policies in management of school resources, availability of instructional materials and access to resources.
There is a moderate level of proficiency in “Instruction” particularly in oral communication, art of questioning, and maximizing student’s involvement.The fair level of proficiency in “Professional Responsibilities” signals equally a low level of adequacy in professionalism.The suggestions for Proposed Faculty Development Program include a wide range of topics and concepts that will upgrade the level of proficiency of CAS faculty.As a whole, training may not be able to respond to all the needs identified in this study. Provision of additional equipment, enhancement of policy in faculty assignment and improvement of internal communication may advance the level of teaching proficiency of CAS faculty.
Keywords: Proficiency Level, Teaching Competence, Faculty Development, Classroom Management
9. Conflict Resolution Approaches Among Teaching & Non-Teaching Employees of LB by: Dr. Ronilo Jayag & Dr. Reynalda B. Garcia (2006)
Results revealed that majority of respondents are in the middle-age group; females, mostly from the academic divisions; belong to the newly hired employees from 1 – 5 years, and have finished their undergraduate studies.School related activities which often pose chances of conflict among academic employees are relative to instruction which is the main function of the school. All academic employees experience conflict on availment of budget for school related activities . On the other hand, work overload is the main concern of the employees, which pose chances of conflict. In the academic division, the age and length of service have significant relationship on some school related activities that pose conflict; while in the non-academic division, the age, sex, designation and highest educational attainment are significantly related to the school related activities which pose conflict.Since the composite means of the different conflict resolution styles appear to be neutral and disagree somewhat, the responses are not unanimous and therefore they have their individual styles of resolving conflicts.The conflict resolution styles of the academic employees and the non-academic employees are significant related in terms of emotional expressions and public/private behavior.
Keywords: Conflict Resolution, Conflict Management, Academic Employees,
10.The Community Extension Program of Lyceum of Batangas by: Mrs. Lerma Agtay and Dr. Imelda An (2007)
This research utilized the descriptive method specifically the survey method through the use of the questionnaire as the main instrument for the collection of data. The responses were gathered from a result of a stratified random sampling procedure where the combination of 209 implementers and 340 recipients responded. The data gathered were presented, analyzed, and interpreted through the aid of percentage, ranking and weighted mean.
From the findings generated, it is therefore concluded that the Community Extension Program of Lyceum of Batangas is functional, the recipients of the benefits of the program considered all its aspects under economic, health/environment and socio-cultural useful, also both implementers and recipients of the program found insufficient budget a serious problem.
It is further recommended that the school may continue to provide assistance to faculty members and school personnel on entrepreneurial and technical skills to enhance the school’s capability to extend services needed by the community. It can also continue and strengthen the existing programs so that the recipients will feel their very useful impact. Follow-up study needs to be conducted to determine its progress. Also, Lyceum of Batangas may strengthen its network and linkages with local, national and international agencies that can support the programs suggested in this study, and that the proposed action plan may be adopted to test its viability.
Keywords: community extension, economic, health and environment, and socio-cultural
11.Creative Qualities and Contingency Management Styles of the Faculty of LPU: Basis for Active Teaching Program By: Dr. Agnes Ilagan (2007)
This study is a combination of quantitative and qualitative design. It measured and described the profiles of the participants in terms of selected variables. It also attempted to determine and describe the contingency management styles of the faculty. Self-made questionnaire was the instrument used in the study. The study also used the semi-structured guide to gather the qualitative data. Triangulation was often used too, since it combined several data and employs different method that enable the researcher to come up with a fuller description of the study.
Two levels of the statistical treatment were employed by the study, namely: the descriptive and inferential. For treatment of the descriptive data, ranking, frequency, percentage and weighted mean were used to find out if a relationship exists between the level of creativity of the faculty and their contingency management styles.
Results showed that the faculty of LPU possessed varied qualities that allow them to be flexible to enhance their contingency management styles of active teaching.The contingency management styles of the faculty of Lyceum of Batangas in terms of teaching methods and techniques, interaction, discipline including test and evaluation served as an active teaching program that helped the teachers manifest active learning, thus, making the students achieved high academic performance. There exists a significant relationship between the creative qualities of the faculty and their contingency management styles.The proposed active teaching program maybe an effective enhancement approach to better college students.
Keywords: Creative Qualities, Contingency Management, Teaching Program, Management Style
12.Articulating Vision-Based Core Values of Liberal Education of the Lyceum of Batangas By: Dr. Amador Lualhati & Atty. Nestor Gajete (2007)
Results showed that the general education teaching force is composed of teachers who have yet to acquire the expertise in their discipline. Products of in-breeding, the general education teachers have yet to keep abreast with the latest discoveries that concern their discipline.By and large, the general education teachers have yet to know the meaning and importance of being and becoming a college teacher.They have yet to accept and internalize the meaning and significance of the eight vision-based core values of the Lyceum of Batangas.
The general education teachers have roles to play in articulating the vision-based core values as value identifier, value inducer, value developer, and value enhancer in unified fashion. Re-focusing the course content, re-tooling with appropriate teaching strategies, matching methodologies with students’ love for learning, and regular or periodic evaluation of instructional tools are methodologies or strategies that concretize the intent of liberal education and the vision of the institution. The real and true Lycean as a product of liberal education possesses the brilliance of a God-loving, globally competitive, nationalistic, truthful, fair and just in dealing with people from all walks of life, self-reliant, hard working, and lover of a clean and healthy environment.
Keywords: Vision, Core Values, Liberal Eductaion, Lycean
13.Capability Building Toward Effective Media Communication of LB Students By: Dr. Amador Lualhati & Mrs. Cynthia Martinez (2007)
Results showed that documentary analysis reveals that the Mass Communication course at the LPU did not anchor its program expectancies on the vision and mission of the College. Thus, the course content or learning tasks given to the students were not promise to carry out the true intent of the course. More-over, instructional modality was too concentrated on the lecture method which deprives the students the chance to react and interact with the teachers.
The syllabi do not provide hands-on activities in media communication.As to teachers’ competence, the performance evaluation indicates that all the mass communication teachers were very high performers. However, none among them has acquired a master’s degree aligned to mass communication or communication art. The department needs a library of its own. The laboratory has to refocus its facilities on the current set up of radio and television networks
The department has yet to produce studies along the different aspects of mass communication. Teachers and students of mass communication need to be encouraged to participate in worthwhile community extension projects that are aligned to mass communication.
The results of the pre-test and post-test in Differential Aptitude Test were very low. Not much significant differences were noted in the comparison between the two sets of scores except in verbal reasoning and numerical ability.Very glaring in the documentary analysis of course syllabi and faculty profile are the apparent remiss of the department in instruction and faculty qualification. The same could be said about English instruction that shows very low results in the Differential Aptitude Test.
Based on the results of the information and data analysis, the urgent need of the department are along hands-on writing workshop, revision of syllabi that focus on hands-on activities, organization and management of physical facilities like mass communication library and laboratory.
Keywords: Capability Building, Media Communication, Teacher’s Competence, Performance Evaluation
14. Value Perceptions of the LB GNED Faculty & Freshmen: Basis for Values Integration in Teaching GNED Subjects By: Dr. Reynalda Garcia (2007)
The researcher used the descriptive method of research using triangular approach. Results revealed that both the two groups of respondents regard values as important part of their lives. Student respondents regard values as important and reflective of parents’ good ways and which lead to success while faculty members consider values as reflective of their daily life experiences and their attitude towards life.
Lyceum core values correlate with the DECS Values for Tertiary Education as these values are directly under each dimension of the human person and the supreme value of human dignity and all other related values.
Strategies and activities to Intensify the Integration of Values in teaching GENED subjects are proposed to help the GENED faculty members integrate the holistic development of values in the teaching of GENED subjects.
Keywords: General Education, Value Perceptions, Values Integration
15. Practices & Problems in Teaching World Literature at Lyceum of Batangas By: Dr. Lourdes Panaligan (2007)
Keywords: World Literature, teaching strategies, teaching practices
16. Ang Araling Filipino sa General Education Kurikulum ng Lyceum of Batangas: Pagsusuri sa Nilalaman ng Kurso By: Dr. Norma Meñez (2007)
Dahil sa matapat na hangarin na itaguyod ang Filipino bilang isang buhay na wika sa isang iskolarling talakayan, naniniwala ang mananaliksik sa malaking papel na dapat gampanan ng nilalaman ng kurso; kaya nga’t nangangailangang magkaroon ng ganitong uri ng pananalisik.
Ang araling Filipino ng General education Kurikulum ay nangangailangan ng pagbabago sa mga paglalarawan ng kurso, pangkalahatang layuning kognitib, pang-damdamin at psykomotor, at layunin sa bawat asignatura na hindi bahagi ng mga paksang tatalakayin. Ang mga paksang aralin ng Filipino 1, 2 at 3 ay tiniyak na nagpapahalaga at pagmamalasakit ng mga mag-aaral na makilala pa ng mas malalim ang wikang pambansa bilang buhay at patuloy na nililinang hindi lamang para sa isang pang-araw- araw na sitwasyon kundi para na rin sa isang iskolarling talakayan.
Maliwanag na malaki ang papel na ginagampanan ng Filipino sa general education kurikulum. Layunin nitong linangin ang kabuuan ng personalidad ng mga mag-aaral para sa kaganapan ng responsibilidad niya bilang isang Pilipino gamit ang mga makrong kasanayang pangwika na pagsasalita.pagbasa, pakikinig at pagsulat.
Ang mga pagtatayang ginagamit ng mga guro sa Filipino 1 2 at 3 ay nangangailangan ng maingat na paggamit at nangangailangan ding pag-ukulan ng pagrerebisa. Mas mainam na magamit ang ibat-ibang ebalwasyon sa mga mag-aaral ng makatiyak ang guro na nalinang ang mga kakayahan nila sa ibat-ibang paksa gamit ang angkop na pagkakataya.
Ang mga mag-aaral ay naniniwalang ang bisa ng pagtuturo sa araling Filipno 1, 2 at 3 ay nararapat na nakatuon sa mahusay na pagpapaliwanag ng mga aralin at paksa at ang aktibong pakikilahok sa talakayang pang-klasrum. Ang kawalan ng interes ng mga mag-aaral na makapag-gawa ng isang pananaliksik gamit ang wikang Filipino ay hamon sa husay ng mga gurong maikintal sa mga mag-aaral ang halaga ng mga panahunang papel.
Parehong may pagmamalasakit ang mga guro at mag-aaral respondente na palawakin ang pagtuturo ng Wikang pambansa bilang buhay na wika sa isang intelekwalisadong talakayan. Gayundin, pareho nilang tinatanggap na ang estratehiya sa pagtuturo ay nakasalalay sa mga gurong makabuluhan at may matapat na hangarin na matamo ang mga inihandang layunin sa katapusan ng mga aralin.
Ang mungkahing pagbabago sa Silabus ng Filipino 1, 2 at 3 ng General education kurikulum ay naayon sa mga natuklasang kahinaan nito sa nilalaman ng asignatura, pagkakataya ng mga mag-aaral sa paksang aralin, estratehiya ng guro sa pagtalakay ng paksa at ang pagtataya nila sa mga kakayahan ng mag-aaral.
Keywords: Araling Filipino, Kurikulum, Pagsusuri, Pagtuturo
17. Study Habits and Academic Performance in English Plus of Freshman Maritime Students of LPU By: Mrs. Precy Guerra (2007)
Findings of the study showed that the subject maritime students did not manifest good study habits in terms of concentration and interest, memorizing and reviewing, reading, note taking, listening and other study habits. The frequency counts for each dimension were lower than fifty percent. This only means that the subject students have yet to adapt good study habits. The same may be said of the academic performance in English Plus. More than 50 percent of them did not obtain satisfactory ratings in the subject. The test of hypothesis proved that there was no significant difference between study habits and academic performance in English Plus. Of the six study habit dimensions, only listening proved to influence students’ performance in English Plus.
The study recommended that topic, study habit, be made an important agenda in the general orientation assembly for entering freshman students of the Lyceum, and reinforce it in students’ subjects especially in English. Likewise, the study recommended intensive use of drills and exercises in English teaching to enhance students’ language competence in listening, reading, speaking, and writing.
Keywords: Study Habits, Academic Performance, English Plus, Maritime Students
18. The Lyceum of Batangas Marketing Strategies: Basis for an Enhanced Marketing Plan By: Mr. Carlo Peña & Mrs. Mylen Palay (2008)
In light, this study intended to assess the current marketing strategies utilized by the Lyceum of the Philippines – Batangas.It was descriptive in design, utilizing a researcher-constructed questionnaire to measure the perceived effectiveness of the media-based marketing strategies of the LPU, namely: interpersonal media, i.e. the enrollment campaigns; radio advertisements; television advertisements; printed materials, such as brochures, flyers, etc.; and ICT-based materials, i.e. the LPU website.
Results showed that the LPU generally utilizes media-based marketing strategies that are either interpersonal or mass media in nature; that the salient features of the aforementioned media strategies included structure and format; content; technical elements; target audience; and, airtime/runtime; that generally, respondents agreed with the effectiveness of the media-based marketing strategies, i.e. in terms of interpersonal, radio, television, print, and ICT media, in terms of content, presentation/delivery and, structure and format; that all computed F-value are all greater than the critical values and p-values are all less than 0.05 level of significance, which means that there is a significant difference on the respondent’s perceptions on the effectiveness of the strategies utilized by the school; and that a proposed enhanced marketing plan was devised to augment the existing marketing plan of the School, with emphasis on new media, such as outdoor, loyalty and novelty media, as well as new strategies, measurements and approaches to maximize these media’s effectiveness.
Keywords: Marketing Strategy, enrolment turnout, ICT media, media-based marketing
19. Tracer Study of the Graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences of the LPU-B, SY 2000-2005: Basis for Quality Service Enhancement By: Dr. Ronilo Jayag (2008)
It is in this light that somehow a time to reflect is in order so as to appraise the status of the program as to relevance of curriculum to the needs of the labor market. This is in line with the mission of Lyceum of the Philippines University- Batangas to provide the students an equal and appropriate application of knowledge and skills that will be well-suited to the graduates’ future employment. In order to collect the needed data, the study made use of a survey questionnaire provided by the Lyceum Research Center and the data was subjected to different descriptive statistics such as frequency count, percentage, weighted mean and Eta squared.
The data revealed that majority of the graduates are employed and as degree holders they acquire work competence and develop professionalism due to intellectual, interpersonal and communication skills provided by the college during their student days. However, some areas that need to be improved are the students’ intellectual skills particularly on generation of new ideas, skill in visualization and in discovery of the rules and principles to be applied in the work setting. When it comes to interpersonal skills, the students seem lacking in the skills to negotiate and they also find a little difficulty in working with diverse group of people. All the items under communication skills need to be improved also like in using oral and written communication, delivering powerful presentation and in persuading and convincing other people.
In terms of school related factors, a very positive assessment was provided by the respondents. However, there are some areas that need to be strengthened and improve to get the very satisfactory assessment of the respondents. These are in areas of curriculum particularly the subjects in Natural Science in General Education and the professional subjects in AB Communication particularly Advertising and Public Information, Broadcast Journalism, Writing for Radio and TV, Media Management and Entrepreneurship, and Radio & TV Principles and Practice that still need to be enhanced to make it very useful to students. For the Psychology students similar concern was raised by the respondents in terms of General Education subjects but in Psychology Professional subjects there is a need to further enhance the curriculum of Physiological Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of the Filipino, and Seminar in Psychology 1 (Learning and Cognitive).
In terms of faculty as a school related factor, though faculty members of Arts and Sciences shows very good instructional competencies and in personal and social traits in most areas still there is a need to enhance their skill in relating the subjects they are teaching to other fields and other life situations likewise their utilization of varied teaching aids in presenting the lesson.
Students services particularly the services of the office of the College Dean was found to be very good however, the services of the library specifically the application of technology (OPAC), internet facilities and the attitude of library staff still need to be improved. In the accounting and cashiers office, the same holds true with the attitude and decorum of tellers/cashiers that still need to be improved. The registrar’s office only minor area for improvement is their promptness in the release of requested records. In the Office of Student Affairs the respondents perceived the lack of effect of activities of campus organization to student development. The health services area for improvement lies in the adequacy of medical facilities.
In area of organization and administration as school related factor, there is only one item assessed by the respondents that need further enhancement and that is to have concrete steps to promote effective communication among sectors of the Lyceum community.
In the last area on physical plant, facilities and laboratory the concerns identified by the respondents are classroom fixtures, ventilation and lights; still inadequate P.E. equipments; inadequate laboratory equipments and supplies and the lack of laboratory technicians in the Computer Laboratory. These areas still need to be enhanced.
Keywords: Tracer Study, Employment, Graduates, Student Services, School Facilities
20. Emotional Intelligence Assessment Toward a Proposed Enhancement Program for the LP-B Faculty By: Dr. Teresita Guico and Dr. Lida Landicho (2008)
Results showed that subjects of the study obtained a markedly low score in interpersonal scale and low score in all the remaining components. Thus, accept the null hypothesis that profile variables have no significant relationship with results of their EQ.This study came up with activities that will help the CASE and GE faculty training designed to contribute to the enhancement of the emotional intelligence of the Lyceum faculty.
The Proposed seminar workshop is an organized three-day module which includes lectures of the seven components of emotional intelligence accompanied with activities (individual and group) designed to the needs of the subjects.
Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, interpersonal, intrapersonal, stress management, Adaptability, General mood, Total EQ, and Positive impression scales
21. The Lyceum of Batangas 1966-2006 an Institutional History By: Mr. Arnie Christian Villena (2008)
In its methodology, the study used the historical method of research. The researcher conducted library research and used available library materials such as books, encyclopedia, newspapers, magazines, etc. Oral interview was also employed in this study. Oral interview is an unwritten source of information consisting of verbal testimonies which are reported statements concerning the past (Gripaldo, 1999). In doing so, selected past and present school officials, alumni, faculty and staff were interviewed and their answers were analyzed and interpreted. In addition, Prof. Arnold Toynbee’s Challenge and Response Theory was used in the interpretation and analysis of data. The author also used actual observation. He assessed the present condition and the prevailing organizational culture of Lyceum of Batangas and related it to the past experiences of the whole academic community. Furthermore, the researcher followed the institutional format in the presentation and discussion of the study.
The strong philosophy of education by Dr. Jose P. Laurel has been the guiding principle of the school in realizing its vision-mission and meeting the challenges of tertiary education in the Philippines. For the past 40 years, Lyceum of Batangas has proven a lot in providing quality education and academic excellence. It has already made a name of its own and established a good reputation for being one of the country’s leading schools for the 21st century professionals. It continuously responds to the challenges and demands of tertiary education in the Philippines.
Hence, to keep and maintain the quality standards it has achieved for the past 40 years, Lyceum of Batangas should be proactive in embracing change and development. It is hoped that in the years to come, Lyceum will become an autonomous university known for its quality of instruction and educational services.
Keywords: Lyceum, LPU, Institutional History
22. The Reading Proficiency of Level of First Year College Students of LPU-B: Basis of a Proposed Remedial Program By: Dr. Agnes B. Ilagan and Mrs. Vivian Perez (2009)
Results showed that with the profile of the respondents, it was then viewed that one’s reading performance is affected by physiological, psychological, mental, environmental, sociological, and linguistic factors imbedded in the respondents. Each of these factors influences to some extent one’s performance. Learning to read or grow in the reading skills is recognized as a sequential and developmental process.Being proficient in the skill of reading would open gateways to wider comprehension and vocabulary that includes: refined skills in distinguishing similarities and differences, building more power through analysis, use of foreign words, applying knowledge of content clues, idioms and literary appreciation. Being proficient is a stepping- stone of intelligent reading that implies a depth understanding so that new ideas are developed and fresh approaches are generated to heighten the reading pleasure.Being proficient in the skill of literacy, comprehension and vocabulary would mean more attention, focus and enhancement on the part of teachers and students. Though they were proficient in the mentioned skills of reading, it is a standard proof that they should be at the college level and they could still manifest some difficulties and deficiencies.
There is significant relationship between the reading deficiencies of the freshmen students and the college/department they are enrolled in as well as the secondary school where they graduated. The problems between the teachers and the students cropped up from here. These became the factors that tend to result in building favorable attitudes toward reading among students regardless of where they graduated and what college/department they are enrolled in. here, teachers should likely to adjust materials and assignments so that students are not asked to do the impossible.
A remedial measure is needed to lessen the difficulties and deficiencies of the students. With those findings, attitude in reading is one of the most important factors that affect significantly the respondents’ performance. In every classroom setting, it is obvious that students who perform better are those with positive attitudes toward reading.
Keywords: Reading Proficiency, Communication Arts, physiological, psychological, mental, environmental, sociological, and linguistic
23. Attitudes and Perception of the Lyceum Community Toward English as a Language: Basis for an Improved Implementation of Just English Please (JEP) Policy By: Dr. Amada G. Banaag (2009)
As to profile, the study revealed that most non-student respondents are BS Nursing graduates, faculty members, females and whose ages range from thirty to thirty-nine. For student respondents, their age range is from sixteen to eighteen years old.As to peer influence, respondents moderately agreed on items pertaining to the influence of their colleagues / classmates in their transactions in English.For student respondents, they agreed that their teachers influence them in their attitude and perception towards English as a language.As to the perception of the respondents towards English as a language, the respondents yielded a strong response that expressing joy, sadness, surprise, anger and disappointment is more effective in Tagalog.Finally, the study found out that there is a significant relationship between the profile variables such as age and teacher influence with their attitude and perception towards English.
The study thus recommends that each office/ department/ college must strengthen its monitoring of its own rank to secure that JEP is enforced and sustained. Additionally, there must incentives/ rewards to people who showed best efforts in achieving to the program. The department heads/ deans may also consider JEP adherence as a part of their evaluation to their personnel/ rank and file.
The study also proposes an action plan to improve the implementation of the Just English Please Program (JEP) with the following general objectives. First, to improve the JEP implementation in the student level by making them more confident and competent in using English and recognize students whose communication skills are commendible. Second objective is to implement JEP in the VPs, deans and department heads level more effectively by enforcing the program more strongly in the academic and non – academic offices, recognizing VPs, deans and department heads who exhibit exemplary adherence to JEP and strengthen the program’s advocacy through the leadership of the management. Third and last objective is to intensify JEP in all offices in the Lyceum community to produce an English – speaking community and create a global atmosphere in the campus.
Keywords: Attitude, English language, JEP, Communication Skill
24. Extraction and Isolation of the Alkaloids from the Samanea Saman (Acacia) Barks: its Antiseptic Potential By: Ms. Angelina Tolentino and Ms. Ma. Victoria Gonzales (2009)
This study aimed to investigate on the antibacterial potential of the alkaloidal extracts from the bark of Samanea saman which could be a raw material in the formulation of effective antiseptics that can be used to combat diseases, thus, this study was conducted. Specifically, the study sought answers to the following questions: 1) to determine the percentage yield of the crude acacia extract and alkaloid-rich fraction from the acacia bark, 2) to find out the number of alkaloids present in the acacia bark extract, 3) to test the antiseptic potential of the isolated alkaloids against the bacteria Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Bacillus cereus, and lastly, to determine the implications of this study to science and technology and to other areas of science.
The study made use of experimental method of research. The extraction of crude acacia extract was done using Soxhlet apparatus with 95% ethanol as a solvent. The percentage yield of extract was calculated as, weight of alkaloidal residue divided by the weight of ground acacia bark times one hundred.Thin-layer chromatography was used to determine the number of components of the alkaloid-rich fraction. Test for the antibacterial potential of the isolated alkaloid was done using the Disc-agar diffusion method.
Results revealed that out of 400g of the ground acacia bark, 143.66g of the crude acacia extract or a 35.9% were obtained from the crude extract from which 2.85g or 0.71 % of alkaloid-rich fraction was isolated.On the isolation of alkaloids, there were 2 alkaloids separated using toluene:acetone:ethanol:ammonia (40:40:6:2) as solvent system with Rf values of 0.178 and 0.840. Both components fluoresced blue at 366 nm indicating the presence of alkaloids.The crude acacia extract and alkaloid-rich fraction exhibited antibacterial activity against gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus with diameters of zone of inhibition of 10 mm and 11 mm respectively. No zone of inhibition was observed around the disc containing test organisms E. coli and Bacillus cereus.
From the findings of the study, it can be deduced that the bark of Samanea saman contains a higher percentage yield of alkaloid as it exceeds the lowest yield of any medicinally useful alkaloid ever produced on a commercial basis. Two alkaloids were isolated from the ground bark of Samanea saman using toluene:acetone:ethanol:ammonia as solvent system. The crude acacia extract and alkaloid-rich fraction exhibit complete inhibition against Staphylococcus aureus. The bark of Samanea saman may be used as a source of alternative medicine.
Based on the outcome of this research, similar studies should be conducted to the acacia bark using other solvent in extraction. The use of other solvent systems for the determination of the number of components of alkaloids should be encouraged. A follow-up study concerning the determination of functional groups and elucidation of isolated alkaloids are suggested. Conduct further study on the antibacterial potential of acacia tree against other bacteria, fungi and virus to extend its clinical uses. Organic chemistry classes may conduct experiments on the local production of indigenous plants that are possible sources of alkaloids. Community outreach program may involve the conservation and propagation of acacia tree to increase the source of alkaloids.
Keywords: Extraction, Isolation, Alkaloids, Antiseptic
25.English Proficiency of Non-Paramedic Freshman Students of LPU-B: Basis for the Development of an English Enrichment Program By: Ms. Eleanor Magadia and Mrs. Cristina Malimban (2009)
The findings revealed that most of the respondents’ fathers are skilled workers and their mothers are unemployed, yet most of them are graduates of private high schools, who have a relatively high English orientation index, a high motivational intensity and a low level of English anxiety. The respondents have fairly competent level of English proficiency in all areas except in grammar where they are incompetent. The socio-psycho-linguistic factors which include occupation of mother, English orientation index and motivational intensity were significantly related to the respondents’ general level of English proficiency.
Based on the results, an English enrichment program has been proposed to address the language needs of non-paramedical students especially in grammar area. The communicative competence must also be given consideration since it was found out that majority of the respondents are not at ease speaking the English language in their homes and in school.
Keywords: English proficiency, Language, socio-psycho-linguistic
26. Attitudes and Achievement in Mathematics of Freshman Students of LPU: basis for an Enhanced Mathematics Program By: Mrs. Aida Castillo (2009)
Based on the findings, the students moderately agreed that they felt nervous when working on a problem and not knowing how to solve it. They found it difficult to solve mathematical problem and learning mathematics is more difficult than other subjects. They got really tensed during math test and studying this subject makes them felt nervous. Mathematics is the most difficult and fearful subject experienced by them. They felt extremely insecure about their mathematical abilities. They felt that they were always under a terrible strain in a math class and afraid to ask questions. Students disagreed that learning mathematics made them felt uncomfortable and restless. They guessed that everybody hates mathematics they felt inadequate to this subject and like giving up in understanding mathematics concepts that let them feel like avoiding mathematics in college. When they heard the word mathematics they had a feeling of dislike and not interested to explore it. They never liked mathematics because it was the most fearful subject and don’t find this fun and challenging because to them it was dull and boring and felt getting out from the classroom during math class. Generally the students moderately agreed on the negative attitudes toward mathematics. Results show that majority of the students have good level of achievement in College Algebra. It was found out that there is a significant relationship between student’s achievements in mathematics.
Keywords: Attitude, Achievement, Mathematics, Problem Solving
27. Personal and Interpersonal Values of Junior Students Across the Disciplines: Basis for Values Development Program By: Dr. Marian De Mesa and Mrs. Amelia Bay (2009)
Based on a number of surveys conducted, one of the most important things bothering the tertiary level students, regardless of their college/ university, is their adjustment problem, specifically the need for a perspective that may bring together the Batangueño culture, work and profession with the deepest moral and religious values. This may mean that probably, the immediate transition of these students from secondary to tertiary life and then from the first to the third year in college or before they graduate, seemed to create a kind of attitude/ performance which ought not to be. Thus, the values orientation of the students, specifically of the juniors of the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) is indeed very important to consider as sooner or later, these may eventually affect their work performance not only as early as the present time as students but even in the near future when they will already be in their respective fields. out if there is a significant relationship between the junior-respondents’ profile variables and their surveyed personal and interpersonal values, as assessed by the Personal and Interpersonal Standardized Tests.
In the analysis of the problem, the study made use of the Nomothetic research method and sought the profile (in terms of gender, course, birth order, number of siblings and the parents’ occupation) of the one thousand two hundred and one (1,201) representative populations of junior-respondents in all the colleges of the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) for the school year 2008-2009. To assess their personal and interpersonal values, the Survey of Interpersonal Values (SIV) and the Survey of Personal Values (SPV), both standardized tests, were utilized.
The research found out that from among the total population, there were an almost equal number of males and females who were mostly enrolled in the Nursing course. Most of the respondents were likewise found to be belonging to the eldest group and have three siblings. Most of the respondents’ fathers were mainly operators/businessmen/dealers/vendors while a great number of their mothers were housewives/ housekeepers. In terms of personal, most of the respondents got an average score in Practical Mindedness, Variety, Decisiveness, and Goal Orientation factors while in terms of interpersonal values They got an average score on the following factors: Support, Recognition, Independence, Benevolence and Leadership. Finally, among the different profile variables, it was the course which was found to have been significantly affecting both of the respondents’ personal and interpersonal values.
All the pieces of information gathered yielded up to a proposed values development program for the coming school year 2009-2010 where their levels of motivation towards more achievements may be raised with the end of helping the school realize its goals and objectives of providing excellence in the field of instruction as well as in values formation.
Keywords: Personal Values, Interpersonal Values, adjustment problem, Batangueño culture
28. Batangas Literature Reflecting Unique Batangueño Traits: Bridge to Cultural Development By: Dr. Reynalda B. Garcia and Dr. Imelda An (2010)
Keywords: unique traits, literature, culture and development
29. Women in Politics and Governance in the Province of Batangas By: Dr. Ma. Rosario Tamayo (2010)
The study aims to determine women’s political role in the Province of Batangas and the factors that impede their participation. The study employed the descriptive-correlational method to obtain information about the current status of women in electoral politics. Respondents of the study are women politicians who won in the 2007 local elections and who are occupying elective positions in the Province of Batangas from Governor down to the Municipal Councilors.
The researcher chose the respondents from the present number of women occupying elective position utilizing convenience sampling. A notable finding revealed that majority of women in politics prioritize health as their project. They were recruited by political parties and their political experience is by being councilors in their respective areas. They believe that support of the community, family and personality are factors for winning. Lack of financial resources and the type of electoral system as well as the lack of quota reservations are the socio-economic factors that impede women’s participation. On the other hand, the cultural and institutional factors include lack of party support including money and other resources and the lack of coordination and support from women’s organization and other NGO’s, how women are portrayed in media is believe to be the ideological and psychological factors that impede women’s participation in politics.
Keywords: Women, Politics, Governance, Election, Women’s Right
30. Solid Waste Management Practices in Selected Communities of Batangas City By: Mrs. Paz B. Reyes and Ms. Mabelle V. Furto (2010)
Results showed that the residents implement proper solid waste management practices to a moderate level and practice improper solid waste management slightly. Most of the residents observed the good effects of proper solid waste management instead of harmful effects of improper solid waste management to the environment and to the health of the people. The residents encountered problems in the implementation of solid waste management practices to a minimum level only. Different communities in Batangas City differ in the level of implementation of solid waste management practices. The proposed plan of action may enhance the level of implementation of solid waste management practices in Batangas City.
Keywords: Solid Waste Management, Batangas Community, environment, health
31. Student Organizations of the Lyceum of the Philippines University: Assessing their Performance Towards the Attainment of the Institutional Goals By: Dr. Reynalda B. Garcia & Mr. Bernad E. Bay (2010)
Keywords – student organization, institutional, goals
32. Employability of College of Education Arts and Sciences Graduates (2005-2009): A Tracer Study By: Dr. Amada G. Banaag and Dr. Norma L. Meñez (2011)
Results showed that the CEAS graduates claimed that they want to pursue graduated studies, for professional growth. They are mostly employed as professionals, with some jobs related to their field at a salary of P15,000.00 In less than a year job that they were able to get employed through information from friends. They are still staying in their job for a year and it is their salary and career challenge which prompted them to stay. The Masscom, Psychology, Para legal and Education graduates claimed that their major subjects were all very relevant to their employment.As to school related factors, faculty and instruction, student services, organization and administration, community and extension were all relevant to employment. The predictors of graduate’s employability are communication skills, human relation skills and values on love for God and honesty.
Keywords: Proliferation, Street Children, Batangas City, Badjao
33. Assessment of Teacher Feedback: Basis for Communication Strategy Enhancement By: Ma. Theresa V. Javier (2011)
Results showed that in terms of the kinds of feedback employed by Lyceum teachers as perceived by the students, students get positive feedback the most, followed by clarification feedback and supportive feedback or encouragements. There is also a rather profuse amount of clear feedback, probing, error-flagging, attribute-contingent and hints or cues. A negligible percent receive unclear feedback. Conversely, they also get more general than specific feedback. Feedback is focused on topic and less on attributes or skills which reinforces their response about the specificity of the feedback they obtain.
More students receive feedback that aims to maintain the direction they are taking and less of those who obtain negative feedback that seek to correct behavior. Students have general respect for their professors’ opinion about their class performance which implies that students consider their instructors as competent, knowledgeable, supportive and considerate. There is then informational value in the teachers’ feedback. In terms of tact, there is reason to investigate how teachers apply this in their student encounters. It may be useful to state that teachers could use more politeness in their dealing especially since this is also a mark of solidarity and motivation among students. Moreover, professors inform students when they perform below standard but may not be readily available to provide students with information regarding their performance and willing to promote feedback seeking.
Students had somewhat varying perceptions about the availability of their professors when they need information about their performance. There may be some teachers available at certain times and that teachers who belong to different colleges may vary in their compliance with the school policy that they should make themselves available for student consultation. Students also perceived differently on the means that their teachers give feedback on the usefulness of the feedback given by their teachers.
The proposed measures to enhance teacher feedback” have been formulated and will be submitted to the dean of the College of Education, Arts & Sciences for consideration and possible implementation
Keywords: teacher feedback, classroom communication, Instructional Communication
34. Mabini, Laurel and Recto: A Synthesis of Batangueño Philosophical Thoughts in Concrescential Hermeneutic Approach By: Alfred James A. Ellar (2011)
Keywords: concrescential hermeneutic approach. Mabini, Laurel, Recto, Philosophical Thoughts
35. The Proliferation of Street Children in Batangas City: A Case Study By: Mr. Francis Kayode Ashipaoloye (2011)
More specifically, the paper describes the proliferation of street children, identified the reasons why there are street children, determined the effects of this proliferation and further proposed a plan of action to further curb the social phenomenon. The descriptive correlation method of research was used as well as field work, observation, focused group discussion interview and self made questionnaire.
Results revealed that there is indeed street children proliferation in Batangas City. It is concluded that there are indeed street children in Batangas City predominantly the Badjaos who are not properly identified by their personal demographics. Based on the study, it is obvious that the number of street children in Batangas City is on the increase, and if not given the attention it deserves, will pose a threat to human lives and properties. The proposed program for street children is focused on improving their situation as they also deserve to live a decent life as it is the social responsibility of the state to humanity.
Keywords: Proliferation, Street Children, Batangas City, Badjao
36. Teacher’s Instructional Performance and Academic Achievement: A Correlational Analysis By: Dr. Flora V. Javier (2011)
Results showed that the teachers in the Psychology and Education programs performed above average in terms of the six areas of teaching performance with above average ratings in communication skills, subject matter mastery, classroom management, diagnostic, relational and instructional skills in that order.Students achieved well with good to excellent grades in their general education and professional subjects. Education students performed better than their Psychology counterparts. Students’ achievement is significantly influenced by the teachers’ ability to diagnose the students learning difficulties and to apply remediation to identified learning problems.In this study, teacher’s diagnostic expertise appears to be the best predictor of students’ academic achievement
Keywords: Instructional Performance, Academic Achievement, communication skills, subject matter mastery, classroom management, diagnostic, relational and instructional skills
37. Level of Participation of CALABARZON College Teachers in School Matters as Affected by their Attitudes Towards Community Involvement By: Mrs. Elna Lopez and Ms. Emma Montalbo (2012)
Researchers employed the quantitative method in the analysis of data with the questionnaire as dominant tool. The participants chosen from this study were 110 college teachers from different colleges and universities in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon (CALABARZON) area School year 2008 – 2009.
Results showed that the level of participation of respondents in community extension in relation to education, health, livelihood and ecological projects was highly evident and their level of participation in planning the activities was average. Teachers strongly agreed that they should be tapped by the school to strengthen their community extension program and linkages and tie-ups with local and international foundations.
There is a relationship that exists between the teachers’ attitudes and level of participation on community involvement and respondents’ attitude towards community involvement is affected on how they planned the activities. It is recommended that schools and universities in the CALABARZON AREA should establish close linkage on their affiliated communities by creating community history projects that will enhance their level of commitments in the future. To strengthen participation of teachers, the school administrators should motivate teachers of the merits of community development.
Keywords: Teachers’ Attitude, Community Extension, CALABARZON, ecological project