CHED Vision/Mission

Vision A key leader and effective partner in transforming HEIs towards producing highly competent and productive professionals through dynamic excellent and client oriented services --Mission CHED is committed to provide effective central office direction and implement programs and mechanisms to ensure affordable quality higher education accessible to all

Citizen's Charter
The Commission on Higher Education – Central Office, in compliance with Republic Act No. 9485, otherwise known as the “Anti Red-Tape Act of 2007”, created the CHED Citizen’s Charter. The Charter intends to make public CHED’s standards on service delivery. As such,it aims to streamline CHED's operations, improve the delivery of services, and empower the stakeholders through easy access to information on services provided to clients. The CHED Citizen’s Charter is an open public document which mirrors the services extended by CHED. It includes clear description of the various processes and procedures being implemented by CHED as well as the fees that may be charged as necessary to its stakeholders. It explains the step-bystep procedures on availing CHED’s frontline services. The Charter essentially provides an avenue for active client involvement in public service delivery through a redress mechanism which encourages them to make suggestions and recommendations to help CHED improve its current services and eventually achieve an increased public satisfaction, response and feedback. The Charter also contains brief information about the agency, its mission and vision, and “Service Pledge” the entire agency is committed to. The directory of officials and the different offices in CHED and the functions of each office complete the information ensemble of the Charter. With the Charter fully established and made available to the public, CHED hopes to uphold its thrust of providing the highest standard of service committed to the transacting public. Copyright © 2010 Commission on Higher Education. All rights reserved.

CHED Background
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) was created on May 18, 1994 through the passage of Republic Act No. 7722, or the Higher Education Act of 1994. CHED, an attached agency to the Office of the President for administrative purposes, is headed by a chairman and four commissioners, each having a term of office of four years. The Commission En Banc acts as a collegial body in formulating plans, policies and strategies relating to higher education and the operation of CHED. The creation of CHED was part of a broad agenda of reforms on the country’s education system outlined by the Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM) in 1992. Part of the reforms was the trifocalization of the education sector into three governing bodies: the CHED for tertiary and graduate education, the Department of Education (DepEd) for basic education and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for technical-vocational and middle-level education.

CHED Mandate
Per Section 8 of R.A. 7722, the CHED has the following powers and functions: ● Formulate and recommend development plans, policies,priorities, and programs on higher education;

● Formulate and recommend development plans, policies, priorities, and programs on research;

● Recommend to the executive and legislative branches priorities and grants on higher education and research;

● Set minimum standards for programs and institutions of higher learning recommended by panels of experts in the field and subject to public hearing, and enforced the same;

● Monitor and evaluate the performance of programs and institutions of higher learning for appropriate incentives as well as the imposition of sanctions such as, but not limited to, diminution or withdrawal of subsidy, recommendation on the downgrading or withdrawal of accreditation, program termination or school course;

conversion or elevation is sought to be made. 7722. as described in Section 10 of R. and the other similar programs: Provided. growth and development of higher education. and ● Perform such other functions as may be necessary for its effective operations and for the continued enhancement. subject to budgetary limitations and the number of institutions of higher learning in the province or region where creation. nation building and national development.A. which will promote the purposes of higher education. ● Rationalize programs and institutions of higher learning and set standards. ● Promulgate such rules and regulations and exercise such other powers and functions as may be necessary to carry out effectively the purpose and objectives of R. All rights reserved. policies and guidelines for the creation of new ones as well as the conversion or elevation of schools to institutions of higher learning. ● Administer the Higher Education Development Fund. ● Recommend to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) the budgets of public institutions of higher learning as well as general guidelines for the use of their income. 7722. . support and develop potential centers of excellence in program areas needed for the development of world-class scholarship. Copyright © 2010 Commission on Higher Education.● Identify. that these shall not detract from the fiscal autonomy already enjoyed by colleges and universities. scholarships. ● Direct or redirect purposive research by institutions of higher learning to meet the needs of agroindustrialization and development. ● Review the charters of institutions of higher learning and state universities and colleges including the chairmanship and membership of their governing bodies and recommend appropriate measures as basis for necessary action.A. ● Develop criteria for allocating additional resources such as research and program development grants. ● Devise and implement resource development schemes.

In view of the faculty’s vital role in influencing education outcomes. This critical mass will then be capable to train and equip students for significant and promising careers in the global market. Hence.Patricia B. the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) requires that teachers at higher education level must have at least masters degree in the fields in which they teach. In previous and current studies.000 higher education institutions (HEIs) faculty need to upgrade their qualifications and competencies in order to improve the quality of teaching in our HEIs. there is need to encourage and provide assistance to HEIs to enable them to meet this CMO requirement. faculty development has always surfaced as a priority concern. Chairperson Commission on Higher Education PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS Faculty Development (FacDev) The quality of education depends largely on the qualifications and competencies of the faculty. The Faculty Development Program (FDP) is a critical factor towards building the strong foundation of an educational system to ensure quality education.pdf 279.D. CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. Low teacher qualification inevitably leads to low standards of learning achievement among students.24 kB . The vast majority of students in higher education are being taught by faculty who possess no more than the level of qualification for which they are studying. s. 2008 which requires all higher education institutions (HEIs) faculty to have at least masters degree shall be fully implemented by AY 2011-2012. Our nation cannot compete with its neighboring countries that are now moving towards offering cutting-edge programs and technologies unless we invest in creating a pool of experts in our academic institutions. Licuanan. Ph. More that 50% or 70. 40. ● Brochure ● Delivering Higher Education Institutions FDP II Brochure.

2009.28 kB Checklist of Requirements v20100727.pdf 484. 26 Series of 2009 Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPs) As per CMO 29.56 kB CMO_26_s. P6. HALF .2009 Revised Implementing Guidelines of STUFAPs SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS FULL .pdf 114.For bright Filipino students who got a percentile NCAE rating score of 85 to 89.pdf 270. Educational benefit given to children of KIA-CDD Combat in order to contribute to the enhancement of our soldiers to fight by ensuring their children’s education.00/sem Half-Merit P7. 2010 ● Application Documents □ Checklist of Requirements □ Masters Degree Program and PhD Local □ PhD Sandwich Program □ Sending Higher Education Institution Institutional Faculty Plan ● Implementing Guidelines List of DHEIs as of July 13.500.29 kB SAP-Masters and PhD Local v20100429.83 kB Copyright © 2010 Commission on Higher Education.This program is for bright Filipinos students who got the highest score in the NCAE and must belong to the top ten of the graduating class. Scholars under this program shall enroll in any government or private HEIs.pdf 678.00/sem GRANT-IN-AID PROGRAMS Tulong-Dunong includes the following components: STUDY GRANT PROGRAM FOR SOLO PARENTS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS – This program is intended for all solo parents and their children DND-CHED-PASUC STUDY GRANT PROGRAM . battle related.000. It also includes Persons With Disabilities (PWDS).pdf 622.pdf 289. All rights reserved.000.00/se m . □ CMO No. --- Full-Merit P15.51 kB SAP-PhD Sandwich v20100429. s. Complete Disability Discharged (CDD-Combat) and active Military Personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.□ Directory as of July 13.This grant-program is intended for dependents of killed-in-action (KIA). Scholars under this program can enroll in any government or private college/university HEIs with parent whose Annual Income Tax Return of not less than P300.000. 2010.500.00.54 kB SHEI Institutional Plan v20100727.00/se m P2.

half merit c. • Must not be more than 30 years of age at the time of application except for CHED OPAPPSGPRR.000. 85% above . • National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) Certificate. • Official Report of Rating or Certificate of grades for the last semester attended issued by the School Registrar. CHED SPECIAL STUDY GRANT PROGRAM FOR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT/SENATE . • Proof of SSS/GSIS premium contribution of co-borrower (SNPLP only). • At least 80% general weighted average (GWA) based on Form 138 and a general scholastic aptitude (GSA) of National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE).00. --DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS • Accomplished StuFAPs Application OSS Form 01.This grant-program is intended for the constituents for Congressmen. Party List Representatives. 80-84% . • Certified true copy of grades during the previous semester attended (SNPLP only). • High School Report Card or Form 138. 90% above .grant-in-aid and student loan programs • Combined Annual Gross Income of Parents/Guardian not to exceed P300. and b. must enter into a loan agreement with CHEDRO. • Entering freshmen and/or college student in any curricular year level. and • Has not availed of any government scholarship and/or grant. It is a scheme that extends loan or credit to poor but deserving students who are entering freshman college or tertiary students with college units earned --GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: P5. as follows: a. • Latest Annual Income Tax Return or Certificate of Exemption of parents and or guardian from the Bureau of Internal Revenue. . • Notarized contract between CHED and student-borrower (SNPLP only).full merit b. • Certificate of good moral character from the high school principal/guidance counselor. • For student-borrower: a. --STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM Study Now Pay Later Plan (SNPLP) .00/se m • Must be a Filipino citizen of good moral character. must have a co-borrower who is a member of SSS/GSIS in good standing (at least paying contribution for six (6) months for the last 12 months).500.00/se m P7.This program is designed to promote democratization of access to educational opportunities in the tertiary level to poor but deserving students through financial assistance in the form of an educational loan.000.OPAPP-CHED STUDY GRANT PROGRAM FOR REBEL RETURNEES . and • Certification of co-borrower either SSS/GSIS member.This grant-program is intended for former rebels and the legitimate/legitimized dependents which expands the access to college education opportunities. and Senators. • A high school graduate or a candidate for graduation from high School.

the identification of the National Universities and Colleges of Agriculture and Fisheries (NUCAFs) and Provincial Institutes of Agriculture and Fisheries (PIAFs) was conducted. population. They must have worked for at least five years in the field or industry related to the academic program they are obtaining an equivalency. accredits and gives equivalencies to knowledge. It is implemented through deputized higher education institutions that shall award the appropriate college degree. namely: institutional accessibility. 8435 otherwise known as the “Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) of 1997” during the time of former President Fidel V.Copyright © 2010 Commission on Higher Education. type of facilities. The selection of the NUCAFs and PIAFs were based on the following criteria. economic contribution of agriculture and fisheries in the community. attitudes and values gained by individuals from relevant work. They must also be able to show proof of proficiency. unify the system of implementation of academic programs and upgrade the quality and ensure sustainability and promote the global competitiveness at all levels of AFE. Expended Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) The ETEEAP is a comprehensive educational assessment program at the tertiary level that recognizes. linkages and potential contribution to agriculture and fisheries development in the target area. Ramos. NAFES aims to establish. Centers of Execellence/Development (COE/COD) Centers of Excellence (COEs) and Centers of Development (CODs) are either public or private higher education institutions (HEIs) which have demonstrated the highest degree or level of standard along the . All rights reserved. To address these objectives. quantity and quality of faculty members. quantity and quality of research studies conducted. modernize and rationalize agriculture and fisheries education from elementary to tertiary levels. maintain and support a complete and integrated system of agriculture and fisheries education (AFE). Beneficiaries must be Filipinos who are at least high school graduates. capability and thorough knowledge in the field applied for equivalency National Agriculture and Fisheries Education System (NAFES) The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in coordination with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and other government agencies were mandated to establish a National Agriculture and Fisheries Education System (NAFES) by virtue of Section 66 of Republic Act (RA) No. skills. degree of utilization of research results.

and networking of existing COEs and CODs. library and laboratory upgrading. e) recommend to the executive and legislative branches. In the Philippine context. j) direct or redirect purposive research by institutions of higher learning to meet the needs of agroindustrialization NHERA-1 (1998-2008) and development. the UNESCO World Declaration on Higher Education for the Twenty-first Century accents the important role of research in higher education viz: “State policies must promote and develop research. Research in higher education across all disciplines ensures the continued growth and development of the entire higher education sector. Republic Act No. --NHERA-1 (1998-2008) In line with the said mandates. Furthermore. • Enhance instruction through original contributions in specialized disciplines thereby . Provided. and other similar programs. sets Higher Education apart from Basic Education. priorities and grants on higher education and research. In the Bologna Ministerial Meeting of 2007 the world leaders in higher education explicitly stated: “The basis of research in higher education is its independence and search for truth which justifies higher education’s continued exercise of academic freedom”. the following goals for higher education research were set for NHERAI: Push the frontiers of knowledge across all the identified higher education disciplines in the country. 7722 known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994” mandates the Commission on Higher Education to perform the following functions relative to research (Section 8. that these shall not detract from the fiscal autonomy already enjoyed by colleges and universities. research and extension. given their relevance for development”. research and extension services. instructional materials development. Funds released to these centers are utilized for student scholarships. as a major function in higher education.areas of instruction. RA 7722): b) formulate and recommend development plans. which is a necessary feature of all higher education systems. COEs/CODs in the different disciplines are identified and carefully selected for funding assistance. policies. i) develop criteria for allocating additional resources such as research and program development grants. They provide institutional leadership in all aspects of development in specific areas of discipline in the various regions by providing networking arrangements to help ensure the accelerated development of HEIs in their respective service areas. National Higher Education Research Agenda (NHERA) Background and Rationale Research. scholarships. in all disciplines. priorities and programs on research. including the human and social sciences and arts. faculty development.

This involved the establishment of twelve ZRCs in higher education institutions that are known for their strong research tradition and leadership. It is a product of a series of roundtable discussions on the changing conditions of higher education in the country and the state of research in Philippine colleges and universities. These ZRCs were tasked to help CHED in promoting research and building research capacity in the higher education institutions within the zones assigned to them and to bring closer to the HEIs the assistance necessary to strengthen their research function. specifically to provide: • Conducive policy environment for the management and administration of research. the Zonal Research Center component was added. and the knowledge-based economy. It incorporates the best thinking of national experts including institutional leaders. taking into consideration the new challenges and opportunities posed by the rapid developments in ICT. presents strategies and initiatives to develop research capacity and enhance research productivity in higher education institutions. Nine of these ZRCs operated for six years while three operated for three years. NHERA-2. the Best Higher Education Institution Research Program Award which was initiated in 2005 and the Outstanding Higher Education Extension Program Award which was granted for the first time in 2008. leading edge scientific or technological. It is designed to help them consider what types of research would contribute most to national development and to the advancement of the disciplines. emergence of new fields like nanotechnology. nine priority clusters and 17 priority disciplines were identified.• encouraging students to become themselves creative. breakthrough or pioneering. institutional leaders. globalization. The Agenda is directed at three primary audiences. and Develop unifying theories or models which can be translated into mature technologies for the purpose of improving the quality of life of the Filipinos within the sphere of influence of academic institutions in the country. Three years into the implementation of NHERA-1. NHERA is an evolving document and will thus be periodically reviewed and updated to respond to the . each playing a vital role in shaping Philippine higher education – state policy makers. grantsin-aid and commissioned research. senior researchers and representatives from organizations that fund research. • technical assistance for research. Under this program. and researchers. a Technical Working Group was created by CHED to review the Agenda and formulate its successor. and hence. At the end of NHERA-1. the Commission decided in 2005 to include an Integrated Research Utilization Program in the NHERA. utilization/commercialization of technologies developed by the HEIs. with special emphasis on researches that are multidisciplinary. funding assistance was provided for the transfer. --NHERA-2 (2009-2018) NHERA-2 restates the general policies that should guide higher education research. and/or policy oriented. and identifies priority areas for research and research-related programs in the next ten years. With the objective of facilitating the transfer and utilization of HEI research outputs for development. CHED supported the agenda with a budget allocation of P376M for a period of 10 years. and • funding/financial assistance for research in higher education in the form of block grants. Towards the attainment of these goals. should be supported. innovative and productive individuals. Other additions to NHERA-1 are three programs for recognizing and rewarding research productivity: the Research and Publication Award (REPUBLICA) which was launched in 2004.

Higher Education Institution . Universities in particular. are . 3 Research is one of the main functions of the higher education sector.State University and College . The higher . analytical exchange of ideas. generate/transfer knowledge and technology for enhancing .Department of Science and Technology . Scientific and Cultural Organization NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH AGENDA .Association of South East Asian Nations .Integrated Research Utilization Program . and supportive policy and administrative structures.Memorandum of Agreement . collaborative and productive research.National Integrated Basic Research Agenda . education sector shall ensure that the academic environment nurtures and supports Filipino research talents 2 Research thrives in an environment characterized by free flow of information. expected to lead in the conduct of discipline-based. policy.Congressional Commission on Science and Technology and Engineering .Commission on Higher Education .Grant-in-Aid .United Nations Educational.Journal Accreditation Service .changing times and needs of society. --ACRONYMS ASEAN CHED CMO COMSTE DOST EDCOM GIA HEI ICT IRUP JAS MOA NIBRA NUHRA NSTP R&D S&T SUC UNESCO --.Congressional Commission on Education .CHED Memorandum Order . Higher education policies shall enhance the institution’s and the individual’s capacity to conduct independent.Science and Technology .Information & Communication Technology . --Goals and Objectives NHERA-2 shall support the higher education sector’s goals to develop high level manpower and globally competitive professionals. technology-directed and innovative/creative researches that are locally responsive and globally competitive.National Service Training Program . honest and .National Unified Health Research Agenda .oriented.Research and Development .2 (2009-2018) General Principles on Higher Education Research Higher education research shall be guided by the following general principles: 1 Research is the ultimate expression of an individual’s innovative and creative powers.

and travel grants for presentation of research papers in national and international conferences. 3. However.g. research methodologies. Promising HEIs with the capacity or reputation to undertake research on these disciplines shall be targeted for technical and financial assistance. information and communications technology. Improve research capability of HEIs.g. Generate knowledge/technologies needed for a. The following objectives shall be pursued under NHERA-2: 1. policy/plan formulation. In order to address the peculiar requirements of each higher education discipline for research. b. Promote and facilitate dissemination and utilization of research outputs --Agendum 1. and materials science). including but not limited to: thesis grants. It is generally recognized that . Hence. Enhance research productivity of HEIs in distinctive areas of competence. graduate education plays a critical role in producing the manpower needed to revitalize research in the country as well as the bulk of research outputs needed for development. The various Centers of Excellence shall also be tasked to perform leadership roles in providing strong graduate programs in these disciplines. most of the publications were concentrated in the “soft sciences”. CHED shall likewise strengthen the Visiting Research Fellows Program in order to assist promising HEI’s in their quest for research excellence. data analysis. such capability building activities were focused on the more generic aspects of research which cut across all disciplines e. particularly for higher education c. NHERA-2 will increase research productivity in every higher education discipline . Strategies and initiatives for Agendum 1 Research capability building programs. Enhancing Research Productivity of HEIs Analysis of the research productivity (in terms of the publications of higher education faculty) of HEIs shows that the implementation of NHERA-1 resulted in roughly 33% increase in faculty publications benchmarked from the EDCOM (1993) report. there is a need to strengthen graduate programs in priority disciplines. However. biotechnology. scholarships and fellowships. proposal preparation and others.productivity and quality of life in order to reduce poverty and ensure sustainable development in the country. NHERA-2 shall concentrate on research capability building by discipline. and d. dissertation grants. Improving research capability of HEIs towards international competitiveness NHERA-1 began a massive research capability program for HEIs in the country. nanotechnology. 2 Strengthening graduate education in priority disciplines. 2. developing innovative programs in cutting edge higher education fields (e. advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the disciplines 4. --Agendum 2. particularly the Philippine universities whose main business is to generate knowledge towards international competitiveness. CHED shall provide funds to support graduate . national and regional higher education development. education and policy formulation. International.

Funding shall be in the form of Grants-in-Aid or commissioned research grant. advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the disciplines 4 Promote and facilitate dissemination and utilization of research outputs . national and regional higher education development. but not limited to: REPUBLICA. CHED shall provide funding for the conduct of . Outstanding HEI Extension Program Awards. Best HEI Research Program Awards. b. the Commission shall adopt a system of recognizing outstanding researchers and outstanding research programs and outputs. Grants-in-Aid shall be made available to researchers in both public and private higher education institutions who can and want to do research on the priority areas. particularly biodiversity and environmental management. In order to encourage faculty and institutions to conduct and invest in research. Excellence in research shall be recognized through various awards and other incentives. Under NHERA-2. 5 Journal Accreditation Service. agriculture and agri-based micro-small-medium scale enterprises. --Agendum 3. c. however. nanotechnology. particularly for higher education . and materials science). 3 policy/plan formulation. information and communications technology.g. including. industry. tourism. International. HEI faculty and researchers. Strategies and initiatives for Agendum 2 1 Funding research in and on higher education. The JAS shall serve as a mechanism through which a national standard for peer review and journal refereeing system can be implemented uniformly for all research journals published by the Philippine HEIs and other professional organizations. A system of accreditation of research journals shall be . human resource development. These focused mostly on the rationalization of the higher education system and on addressing the manpower demand-supply mismatch. be accorded to the studies that would generate inputs for . energy and other sectors to address the research priorities for development. established to ensure adoption of fair and impartial refereeing system for all research journals in higher education in the country. and professorial chairs in public or private institutions. research in identified priorities. Generating new knowledge needed for the advancement of higher education as well as for national development Under NHERA-1. the higher educacation sector will continue to work in tandem with the science and technology. ICT-related concerns. 2 Institutionalization of a system of rewards and incentives for research undertakings and outputs of . biotechnology. studies were commissioned to generate knowledge needed to improve policies. Generate knowledge/technologies needed for a. agriculture.and improve research to faculty ratio. Commissioned research grants shall be available for specific topics or issues/ problems which the Commission deems important in the pursuit of its mandates. and others. developing innovative programs in cutting edge higher education fields (e. At the same time. Greater attention shall. implementation and administration of higher education in the country. GIAs were provided for research in aid of national and regional thrusts. and d.

The higher education sector’s research program should thus complement and be in harmony with the R & D efforts of the other members of the national innovation system -. to pool expertise and human resources of the better institutions and allow sharing of these resources for research capability building and conduct of research. priority shall be given to research aimed at developing innovative programs in cutting edge higher education fields (e. programs and projects. nanotechnology.DOST. Networks or consortia shall be formed between and among higher education . CHED and higher education institutions are part of the National Innovation System which comprises a number of R & D funding and implementing entities. • Visiting scholars and fellowship program. Promoting and facilitating dissemination and utilization of research outputs With CHED support. information and communications technology. The nodes of the networks shall be Centers of Excellence/ Centers of Development. Support shall also be provided for the publication of research papers in refereed journals. institutions with research expertise in identified priority themes/ disciplines. .the formulation of policies. The Integrated Research Utilization Programs which were introduced in 2005 enabled SUCs to utilize technologies that they had developed for their own Income Generating Projects or transfer these to endusers for livelihood and employment generation. relevance. and produce/adapt technologies for enhancing quality. 3 Establishment of zonal research laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment . Department of Agriculture. National and international research conferences were also organized and hosted by CHED and partner institutions/organizations. In addition. and advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the disciplines. Strategies and initiatives for Agendum 3 1 Dovetailing higher education research with R & D initiatives of the Department of Science . --Agendum 4. Department of Energy. access and equity and efficiency and effectiveness in higher education. plans. Autonomous HEIs and institutions with Level II-IV accredited programs in the priority discipline. CHED shall continue to promote the visiting fellows program in order to provide HEIs with the needed high level expertise to establish and develop the culture of research in these higher education institutions.g. faculty researchers were able to present their research outputs in international conferences/fora during the last four years of NHERA-1. Information dissemination activities will be expanded under NHERA-2 in anticipation of increased research productivity among HEIs. biotechnology. 2 Networking. The IRUP will be sustained with focus on utilization of research outputs for income generating projects that will help SUCs generate more funds to be funneled back to research and instruction. and Technology and other donor/research agencies. and others. Congressional Commission on Science and Technology and Engineering. NHERA-2 aims to place Philippine higher education in the international research community through awards and recognition of Filipino researchers in cutting edge disciplines as well as in other priority disciplines. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources. for cutting edge technology research. Their technology transfer activities gave rise to livelihood projects that provided employment for breadwinners in their host communities. and materials science).

undertaking of an HEI or individual researcher. Policy-oriented researches are preferred over researches that have little or no . known and disseminated worldwide. etc. In order to ensure . In formulating the NHERA. monitoring and programming of research in HEIs. CHED shall provide financial support for the conduct of and participation in dissemination activities such as research fora. not apply to the category of “breakthrough researches” such as revolutionary scientific or mathematical discoveries. policy implication across the various higher education disciplines 3 Participation and networking. Basic research to generate new knowledge and advance the frontiers in the various disciplines. Research in aid of policy/plan formulation and implementation particularly in education 3. support initiatives of HEIs in utilizing the technologies generated by their researchers for their own Income Generating Projects or in transferring these to end. CHED shall coordinate closely with the DOST and other funding institutions in the evaluation. and for publication in/of refereed research journals in various disciplines.users for commercialization and productivity enhancement. the Commission was guided by the following principles: 1 Multidisciplinarity. 2 Policy orientation. instead of stand alone. Both basic or pure research and applied . preferred over researches needing the expertise in a single discipline. stakeholders as possible and should be organized preferably as network. --PRIORITY RESEARCH AREAS /THEMES Principles Guiding Prioritization The NHERA integrates the concerns of higher education sector with the overall development goals and objectives of the country. 2 Research Utilization and Technology Commercialization Programs. CHED shall continue to . ICT. the National Innovation System and the higher education international community. --Research Priorities Guided by the above principles there are several categories of research undertakings that require and shall be given separate consideration: 1. Researches that involve the expertise of researchers in several disciplines are . Cognizant of the need to make research results . biotechnology. Research aimed at producing/adapting education technologies and at developing education programs in cutting edge fields such as nanotechnology. seminars and conferences. complementation and avoid duplication of research initiatives. This principle shall.Strategies and initiatives for Agendum 4 1 Supporting dissemination of research outputs. however. research shall be given due importance 5 Dovetailing and complementation with other R & D initiatives. . materials science. 4 Balanced attention to basic and applied research. The research should involve the participation of as many . 2.

Research on quality and standards in the context of: a. monitoring and e valuation focusing on but not limited to the following: a.quality assurance systemsc.equivalencyd.redefining classifications of HEIs 4. Policy oriented studies – research on the various dimensions of policy formulation. rationalization of higher education. f. e. identify knowledge gaps and recommend priority areas for research in the disciplines. --Priority Research Areas in Education and Education Management 1. The recommended priority research areas are circulated periodically through CHED Memorandum Orders. Maritime and Architecture Agriculture Environmental Science Humanities Social Sciences Other disciplines as identified by the Commission The Technical Panel for Research and the various Technical Panels of CHED shall periodically review the state of the art in their respective disciplines. Program/curricular studies on higher education – including assessment of present programs/curricula for purposes of determining how these could be improved/ reengineered as well as international benchmarking of best practices towards the development of new programs/curricula in leading edge disciplines 2. accreditation and other quality assurance mechanisms. d. access and equity measures h. c. Technology and education . internationalization of higher education g. cost sharing in higher education b. student financing models 3.4. R & D in aid of national/regional development --Priority discipline clusters Consistent with the Medium term Plan for the Development of Higher Education 2005-2010 and the New Higher Education Highway Toward a Knowledge-based Economy . governance and management of higher education. financing of higher education. research shall be encouraged in the following clusters of disciplines: Science and Mathematics Education and Teacher Training Health and health profession Information and Communication Technology Engineering.international rankings and global benchmarkingb. economics of higher education. implementation.

Institutional development studies 7. Agriculture and other sectors that are identified as priority in the National Development Plan.5. Manpower demand and supply studies 8. Model building studies 6. Information and Communication Technology e. Forestry and Natural Resources b. Health. Agriculture. The S & T area thrusts of the NSTP are: a. National Science and Technology Plan (NSTP) 2002-2020. Microelectronics f. CHED and the HEIs are expected not only to produce research and development manpower but also to actively participate in the implementation of the R & D plans for Science and Technology. Fisheries and Aquaculture h. Energy. Energy . Hence NHERA-2 supports and complements the following: 1. Earth and Marine Sciences g. Other research topics considered by the Commission in response to emerging needs of the country --Higher Education Research in Support of R & D Initiatives of Other Agencies/Sectors The higher education sector is part of the National Innovation System that generates and mobilizes knowledge for enhancing productivity and addressing the goals of national development. As such. Biotechnology d. Environment i Natural Disaster Mitigation j. Graduate tracer studies 9. Health and Medical Sciences c.

health regulations. vaccines and diagnostic kits that are readily available and affordable. health service delivery. The main benefits of basic research results are “the advancement of frontiers in the discpline itself”. Materials Science and Engineering l. structural engineering aspect). The shift from prevention and mitigation to preparedness mode in our disaster risk management framework would entai l a lot of research work not only in policy formulation. ensuring energy security. namely. National Unified Health Research Agenda 2008-2010. agriculture and food. This specific environmental issue that affects the land. electronics and semi conductors. Increasing the percentage of indigenous renewable energy source into the national energy mix will not only result in dollar saving. 4. Disaster risk management. National Integrated Basic Research Agenda. The issues of food versus fuel has been a global concern. NIBRA specifies the areas of priority that will be the focus of basic research up to 2010. in in addition. Food safety and security . The country has to be prepared for this by having the appropriate medication. Enhancing indigenous renewable energy source in the domestic energy mix. Pollution control . 4. IT and IT-related industries. forecasting. these include areas/ topics devoted to policy. and science. considering that the country is prone to natural hazards and disasters and with the booming population. research on the following themes shall be encouraged: 1. R & D priorities identified by COMSTE in six key areas namely. 3. and public awareness but also in hard science (e. • Development of vaccines and diagnostic kits using indigenous materials . health research ethics. and health information system. health financing. government. social sciences and the humanities. Recommendations of the Congressional Commission on Science and Technology and Engineering. NUHRA specifies the areas and topics that need to be addressed in line with the global and national initiatives influencing the health Priority research topics are classified into major areas. and protection of the environment but more importantly. health science. The priorities identified in NIBRA are consistent with the NSTP. it is important for the people to be assured of affordable and safe food on their table. 5. Manufacturing and process engineering 2. education and international affairs. --Priority Themes for Multidisciplinary/Multisectoral Research In light of the realities that the country is now experiencing and will face in the future.g. In the Philippine case.k. health technology development. mathematics and engineering education. The search. governance. development and exploitation of renewable energy sources will involve a multi-disciplinary approach. 2. community development. Emerging and reemerging diseases have always threatened the global and regional scenes. energy and environment. air and water is very .

c) technology transfer. A developing country like the Philippines must ensure that progress is not compromised by environmental degradation. the we will be a single community. Planning. CHED Regional Offices (CHED-RO) .important to be studied. This is a rich source of research work. and d) financial resources are rich sources of multi disciplinary research work.Research Division (OPPRI-RD) . The Commissioners are involved in the evaluation of the substantive aspects of research projects within their areas of specialization or competence. The ASEAN Charter has come into force and AY 2015. Formulate a Zonal Research Program (ZRP) that: • • • is reflective of and responsive to the development needs and objectives of the zone and to the medium-term development and plan for higher education for the next three years. a wholistic approach is necessary. Commission on Higher Education (CHED) . --ORGANIZATION AND RESEARCH MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE The promotion of a genuine “research culture” depends to a large extent on the exercise of well-defined and reasonable supervision. CHED closely collaborates with the various government and non-government organizations in the formulation of policies. --Zonal Research Centers ZRC is a unit hosted by selected HEIs and supported by CHED to assist the Commission in the effective and efficient management of the research activities of HEIs in its identified zonal/regional jurisdiction. b) adaptation. At the helm of CHED organization is the Chairman and the four other Commissioners who provide policy directions. Office of the Executive Director (EO) . Climate change specifically on the issue of global warming. The regional offices backstop the OPPRI-RD in the monitoring of research activities being conducted in their respective regions. Office of Policy. Research and Information . Peace process and conflict resolution . Components research initiatives of other donor agencies. 8. The figure below illustrates the organization and management structure for the purposes of this NHERA. Department of Science and . The four pillars of the Bali Action Plan dealing with a) mitigation. identifies specific research projects and activities based on CHED identified priorities and themes. 6. The OPPRIRD serves as the central coordinating body in monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the various research projects. The over-all coordination of policy implementation is the responsibility the Office of the Executive Director. Assess research capacity and productivity of HEIs in the zone based on identified indicators. It enlists the assistance of Technical Experts when and where necessary. 2. The ZRCs is tasked to: 1. Future ASEAN . The ASEAN will also have its own legal personality. 7. policies and direction setting. In the process. immediate studies on how to handle this pending reality must be done. Considering that climate change issues deal with future scenarios. regulation and management of research in/on higher education. the results of which can be applied to governance.

The results of his research will be published in JAS accredited journal. 3. Outstanding research professors in higher education institutions various disciplines shall be given recognition through grants of Research Professorial Chairs. b. Monitor implementation of ZRP components 4. in cooperation with the OPPRI . Commissioned research – grants awarded to institutions/individuals with proven track record in research based on the topics/issues/problems identified by the Commission as important/vital to the pursuit of its mandates. 2. Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research. Philippine Institute of Development Studies. B. C & D --Criteria for evaluating research proposals The Proposal a. The title of Research Professor remains with the Professor for as long as he/she remains actively engaged in the CHED. Proposals for GIA are processed by Zonal Research Centers identified by the Commission. Priority is given to research proposals submHEIs. Visiting Research Fellowships – grants awarded to outstanding research professors in different HEIs across various disciplines in recognition of their significant contributions and outputs in the academic and research community. --Organization and Research Management Structure --GUIDELINES FOR AVAILMENT OF CHED GRANTS AND AWARDS Research grants In the implementation of the National Higher Education Research Agenda-2 CHED shall provide five types of funding assistance: 1. The methodology of the study is justified and sound. recommend/support research output disseminaion activities relevant to the thrust of the zone. Proposals for Visiting Research Professor Grants are processed by the OPPRI-Research Division. . Grants-in-Aid (GIA) – grants for researches that fall within the national or zonal priorities/agenda identified by CHED. 3. c. Evaluate. Philippine Statistics Association.funded research. The detailed procedures are in Appendices A. Proposals for commissioned research are processed by the OPPRIResearch Division. The research proposal is relevant to the problems and needs in the local/national setting in the case of applied research. The proposal corresponds with one or more of the listed research priorities.Technology. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Research Professorial Chairs.Research Division. etc. 4. Seach and selection shall be done at the OPPRI-RD. Thesis/Dissertation Grants – grants awarded to deserving faculty to support and enable them to do their thesis/dissertation and earn their master/ PhD degree from Centers of Development/Centers of Excellence. 5.

--The Proponent The proponent has the track record/competence to carry out the proposed research: 1) Academic qualification 2) Research experience in his field of specialization Copyright © 2010 Commission on Higher Education. and f. e. The work plan includes a description of each activity in the study including date of completion. The proposal’s expected outputs.1) Well-selected variables 2) Clarity of the objectives/problems 3) Appropriateness of methodologies 4) Comprehensiveness of the review/scanning of literature and empirical studies For basic research. All rights reserved. The financial plan and budgetary outlay are adequate and present an itemized breakdown of the total project costs and source/s of funds. assessment of the proposed logical framework (logframe*) d.defined. impacts and derivations are clear and well. .

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