THE OFFICE OF THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AND EXTENSION (OPRDEX)
The Office of Planning, Research & Development, and Extension Services (OPRDExS), as the name suggests, performs the two essential pillars of the four-fold functions of the University; the other two are instruction and production. OPRDExS serves as the nerve center for all academic research and development, and extension services. The Research, Development and Extension (RDE) service center is under the stewardship of the University President through the Vice President for Research, Development and Extension (VP-RDE). The VP for RDE is joined by theDirector for Research & Development and by the Extension Services Director serving as the operating managers, down the line to the respective Heads of RDE Clusters, the RDE Heads of the External Campuses, and RDE administrative (teaching and non-teaching) support staff and personnel. The Research, Development and Extension Council (RDEC), comprising of faculty researchers/extension scholars, students, the public and private agency partners, the private HEI’s and SUCs and other stakeholders, serves as the RDE academic community of EVSU.
OPRDExS staunchly affirms that all forms of development are basically intended for the holistic upliftment of human conditions. This arduous task is an integral part of nation building, vested primarily among private HEIs and SUCs, believed to be the main generator of knowledge development, professional and skilled manpower supplier of the country. EVSU shall sustain and spearhead the advancement of programs and projects in consort with its institutional co-makers and other partners (foreign or domestic) in evolving and providing the new/fresh knowledge and technology innovation (research), and the deployment of basic and advanced technical skills transfer or higher technological and professional training (extension) anchored along its specialized discipline for some meaningful deployment to empower viable stakeholders. The experiences generated in the series of crossing point activities will add more credence and confidence to the faculty and help enrich classroom teaching (instruction). In this never-ending practice, the academic interfacing cycle is complete.
The inevitable charge inherent of the OPRDExS as the RDE Center of EVSU therefore, is in the leadership of developing and nurturing a broad based RDE community of stakeholders whose shared-values, interests and passion of work are commensurate to the beliefs and undertakings of the EVSU OPRDExS Centers. This community is comprised of the institutional stakeholders of EVSU (students, faculty & administrators, etc.) and the Institutional partners/co-makers who are multiple stakeholders (individuals, sectoral groups, and civic/civil organization/s juridical or legal persons, LGUs, NGOs etc.), forming the OPRDExS communiversidad (community and university).Together they shall craft beneficial undertakings that are program/project based. The activities are thus, identified on the basis of the nature of institutional mandate/cooperation/collaboration and or mutual agreements/undertakings and some other important relationships with identified partners (HEIs, LGUs, INGOs, NGAs, Public and Private Organizations, etc.) forming a special linkage/partnership and networking arrangements.
A center of excellence for research, development and extension in Eastern Visayas.
Advancing scientific and innovative technology and spearheading sustainable community extension programs and projects for inclusive growth and development.
• Formulate RDE organizational policies and directions attuned to the regional, national and global development needs;
• Generate programs/projects based on the EVSU mandate and professional expertise;
• Advance and strengthen institutional linkages/network and purposive partnerships with other SUCs (HEIs) and agencies to complement both the RDE capability and pool of other resource requisites;
• Develop sustainable and resilient communities, livelihoods, conservation/protection of natural resources; and,
• Hone and train leaders to augment industry productivity.
• Cutting-edge research in the fields of engineering, architecture, business and trade, agriculture and fisheries and other fields of specialized discipline and expertise of the University;
• High impact extension programs/projects that would transform the socio-economic life of the marginalized communities;
• Competent and pro-active RDE community working in a healthy environment dedicated to the pursuit of innovations;
• Sustainable ecosystems to preserve all life forms;
• Comprehensive, functional, and accessible data systems for all RDE stakeholders;
• Strategic support to all forms of relevant research projects, academic instruction, administrative production initiatives, and development extension endeavors by bridging leadership, knowledge and other resources;
• Trained and well-informed communities using knowledge and technologies generated from RDE;
• Strong and sustained linkages and institutional partnerships with parallel agencies (public & private), business communities, LGUs, NGAs and other civil society organizations (foreign & local based);
• Economically progressive and resilient communities and profitable industries/enterprises; and
• Sustained interest and promotion of “Waray” culture and arts.