Develop an institutional research culture characterized by excellence, competence, supportive, and strong commitment from the faculty, non-teaching personnel and students in conducting relevant and pertinent researches and studies.


Engage the academic community in research that enhances professional practice and fosters local, regional, and national development.

This could be achieved through the following determined effort:

  • Articulate research as an integral element in all curricular offerings;
  • Develop a clearly stated research agenda anchored on the institution’s vision and mission, and are responsive to the professional, local, and regional needs;
  • Develop and implement training program that would strengthen research skills among faculty, non-teaching personnel and students;
  • Conduct research studies relevant to the institution and community’s needs;
  • Provide research-related services to the school and community;
  • Promote partnership and collaboration with HEIs and other research institutions, local, regional, national, and foreign as well as with the industry and private laboratories for the conduct of research;
  • Collaborate with GO’s and NGO’s in conducting research;
  • Disseminate research outputs through a forum, or publication in refereed journals


  • Weave the research culture into the fabric of St. Mary’s College of Tagum, Inc.
  • Produce quality multidisciplinary researches to be utilized for institutional, local, and global purposes
  • Develop exceptional researchers with strong partnerships with other institutions and organizations
  • Contribute to the institutional progress and development through research-based interventions

Services Offered

  • Research works on institutional activities, programs, curriculum, management, assessing procedures/protocols, physical plant area, etc…
  • Funding of Institutional Researches 
  • Organizing research activities (forum, congress, defense, etc…)
  • Research consultations for institutional stakeholders and areas
  • Publication of Institutional Researches
  • Publication of Undergraduate and Graduate Researches


  • Participation of faculty and students to international conferences for research presentation
    • 4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Education held at Oxford, United Kingdom (November 2021)
    • International Academic Forum (IAFOR) held at Tokyo, Japan (November 2019)
    • 4th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Innovation in Business Engineering, Science and Technology held at Bangkok, Thailand (April 2018)
    • 10th international Conference on Language, Literature, Culture & Education 2018 held at Royal Plaza on Scotts, Singapore (March 2018)
    • Lumina Foundation Second International Research Congress held at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan (February 2018)
    • Universal Academic Cluster International November Conference held at Bangkok, Thailand (November 2017)
    • 3rd International Virtual Conference on Development Education 2022 sponsored by Asean Society of Teachers for Research (April 2022)
    • 1st International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovations held at UM, Davao (December 2021)
    • PAGE XI and CODGE XI 3rd International Multidisciplinary Research Congress (September 2021)
    • Madayaw 4.0: Internationalization, Linkages, Community Engagement, Research & Innovation Conference  (August 2021)
    • International research Conference (IRCon) 2018 (October 2018)
    • 1st International Research Conference on Gender and Criminal Justice (June 2016)
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Research Director was awarded by Davao Association of Catholic Schools Inc (DACS) a Certificate of Appreciation for his valuable contribution as Research Leader in the collaborative research entitled “Tracer Study of Senior High School (SHS) Graduates among Public and Private Schools in Davao Region Class of 2018-2019: Bases for K-12 Curriculum and Instruction Enhancement and Policy Recommendations” (February 2022)
    • Best Oral Presenter: Leonor O. Egpan, MA (Teacher Education faculty) during the 3rd International Virtual Conference on Development Education 2022 (April 2022)
    • Best Paper Presenter: Tapat et al. (BSCE students) during 1st International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovations held at UM, Davao (December 2021)
    • Best Speaker: Villarreiz, Alfred O. (BSCE student) during the 1st International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research held at Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Intramuros, Manila (April 2019)
  • Research collaborations to other institutions
    • With Davao Association of Catholic Schools Inc (DACS)
      • Research Project Title: Tracer Study of Senior High School (SHS) Graduates among Private and Public Schools in Davao Region Class of 2018-2019: Bases for K to 12 Curriculum and Instruction Enhancement and Policy Recommendations”
    • With University of Immaculate Conception and selected RVM schools in Mindanao
      • Research Project Title: Do the Workforce of Selected Sectarian Schools in Mindanao Experience Stress and Anxiety Caused By The Covid-19 Pandemic?: An Explanatory Sequential Study
  • Creation of Open Access Research Output Archive and Directory System
    • a software developed (through an institutional research) for the repository and online access of student and faculty researches in SMCTI (to be launched in SY 2022-2023)
  • Institutional Membership to international and national associations for research
    • Asia-Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators, Inc. (2020–2023)
    • Philippine Association of Institutions for Research, Inc. (PAIR) (2017–2019) 
  • Conduct of in-house seminars and trainings for research capacity building
    • Online Training on Statistical Treatment of Data for all Mathematics teachers (March 2022)
    • Orientation on SMCTI research format and Action Research (September 2021)
    • Seminar Workshop on Mixed Methods Research Design (August 2019)
    • Seminar Workshop on Action Research (August 2018)
    • Training on Statistical Analysis in Research (July 2018)
  • Conduct of Collegiate Multidisciplinary Research Conferences (2017, 2018, 2019, 2022)