Relevance of The National Research Agenda to the Research Initiative of a Higher Education Institution in the Philippines
This study used survey research design to determine the relevance of the National Higher Education Research Agenda (NHERA) to the research initiatives of a specific Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the Philippines. It employed universal sampling of faculty and administrative staff as well as students to analyse discrepancy in the perceptions regarding the degree of applicability, importance and urgency of the NHERA to the HEI’s research initiatives. Result of Mann-Whitney U Test revealed no significant difference between the ratings of the employees and students regarding the degree of relevance. This indicates that the respondents were all in agreement with the set of research agenda themes that should be prioritised by the institution. These themes include those related to the program curricular studies; institutional development studies; manpower demand/supply studies; policy-oriented studies on accreditation and quality assurance mechanisms, among others. These are the NHERA themes that need to be given much emphasis in the research agenda and initiatives of the institution as these are all for the sake of achieving their institutional learning outcomes towards developing skilled and competent manpower in the country’s aviation industry.