Center for Research, Planning and Development | Structure and Research Agenda

Systems Plus College Foundation ) SPCF) was established to provide Region 3 with quality education. The Center for Research and Development (CRD) was established in compliance with SPCF’s third mandated function as a tertiary institution of higher learning – that of pursuing research.

Pursuant with Systems Plus College Foundation’s vision-mission of “service and innovation” through “….excellence in instruction, research and extension services, the Center for Research and Development commits itself to the promotion of liberal, quality, transformative and relevant education towards the holistic development of all SPCF stakeholders.


CRD Vision Statement:  “An innovative institution embracing a leadership role in empirical-based quality research formation.”

CRD Mission Statement:  “promote and develop a research culture through the SPCF intellectual community dedicated to the advancement of a sustainable and quality educational environment.


CRD Research Agenda is divided into the following areas:

Quality and Excellence 

  1. Benchmarking with the best practices of accredited HEI’s
  2. Evaluation of academic programs
  3. Establishment of quality indicators in instruction 

Relevance and Responsiveness 

  1. Competitiveness of SPCF graduates in the global market 
  2. Tracer studies of SPCF graduates  

Utilization of Information and Communication Technology 

  1. Development & establishment of core competencies for ICT graduates for accreditation and certification through Research and Development (R&D) focused projects.
  2. Impact study of ICT –driven curriculum and learning modalities for student learning and academic performance 
  3. Evaluative studies and Research and Development oriented projects showcasing the the ICT readiness of faculty and students.
  4. Impact of ICT graduates from SPCF in  the development of ICT in industry 

Access and Equity 

  1. Studies on the academic performance, learning styles and drop- out rates of working students, students with inter-racial marriages, single parents, physically-challenged students and marginalized students.
  2. Impact studies of services rendered in adopted communities  

Efficiency and Effectiveness 

  1. Review of effectiveness and efficiency of the implementation of research, and faculty development incentives  
  2. Study on the effectiveness and efficiency of deployment of faculty and personnel 
  3. Efficiency and effectiveness of the allocation for student activity funds 
  4. Efficiency and effectiveness of advising, counseling and consultation on the academic performance of academically-challenged students.

Program-Based and Research and Development Projects on Priority Areas

  1. Business Management
  2. Accounting
  3. Marketing
  4. Information Technology
  5. Education
  6. Criminology
  7. Health
  8. Hospitality
  9. Computer and Electronics and Communication Engineering
  10. Communication Arts and Political Science


Core Responsibilities: The Center for Research and Development is under the Office of the Vice President for Academics and Research.

The Center is headed by a Director with a support staff namely the Assistant Director, Research Associate 2 for Information and Communication Development (ICT) and Research Associate 1 for non-IT Researches.

Under the mandate of its Director, the CRD shall direct and guide the College’s research mission and monitor the conduct of institutional, administrative and program-based research activities. It shall serve as the center and repository of all research and research related activities within the college. As such, it is in charge of compilation of research works and the publication of these researches, primarily but not exclusively, in the SPCF Journal.

The CRD shall recognize quality research works and thus, recommend financial support and other incentives to deserving researchers based on the existing research incentives policies. 

It shall make available on a “first-come, first-served” basis the use of institutional facilities and appropriate technical support for conduction research. It shall initiate and establish mutually beneficial linkages with other colleges, universities, and research-oriented agencies and organizations, both local and international.

The CRD shall formulate other intervention measures and strategies for further motivating and fostering a research culture within the members of the SPCF academic community.

Through its Research Technical Committee and Research Ethical Committee, the CRD shall spearhead the approval of research proposal for institutional researches, grants, memorandum of agreement, financial support and collaboration of research projects from other institution. It shall publish research publications, journals, and summary of featured abstracts for the purpose of disseminating knew knowledge and information.



Related Links

Downloadable Files

  1. CRPD Manual
  2. Forms
  3. Thesis
  4. Employee Researches