Research, Planning, and Development Center (RPDC)
In December 2002, the Board of Trustees approved the institutionalization of research in San Beda College (SBC) and established the Research, Planning, and Development Center (RPDC). The RPDC is the school’s response to the mission and challenge of generating information and knowledge. It lays down the policies and procedures that can cultivate a research-culture within SBC and coordinates the various research initiatives by the faculty and among SBC’s different colleges. It also supports the office of the Rector-President for setting the directions and thrusts of the school, and assists the academic and non-academic offices by organizing and structuring data and other information for development planning purposes.
To create an environment conducive to generating research within and across fields of study in San Beda College, and to engaging with other colleges, universities on collaborative research, and to serve as SBC’s repository of information and data for well-informed and systematic institutional decision-making, planning, policy development, program implementation, and evaluation.
RPDC aims to sharpen the research and planning competencies of its administrators, faculty and students and push the frontiers of knowledge in various areas of study. It also seeks to contribute to the overall development of SBC by providing leadership in systematizing, institutional information and procedures for effective planning and direction-setting of SBC’s research, planning, and development programs through conduct of training, education, national and international linkage activities with the academe, industry and government. As official repository it will provide data and information to the administration, colleges, offices, other stakeholders and external bodies for management, assessment, and related purposes.