Last October 18-19, 2017, the RDO initiated another activity intended for the finalization of the University Research Manual.
In attendance to the said huddle are the work and critic groups identified during the initial phase of the Manual Revision. The critic group reviewed the output of the work group and gave additional input on the various components of the manual. The research sage, Dr. Padua, was also with the group giving insightful comments in order to make the manual more comprehensive. Because of the commitment poured by the group on the finalization of the research manual, the objective of the activity was attained.
Although the group was able to maneuver the success of the activity despite the challenges but the job continues as this output has to be presented to the Academic and Administrative Councils for their endorsement to the Board for approval.
As a manifestation of support to the faculty researchers and as a means to attain its target in terms of research presentation, the University sent a number of faculty-researchers to various research conferences. Both the seasoned and new breed of researchers were able to take advantage of the opportunity to disseminate their research outputs to the various fora in the regional, national and international platforms. During the Annual Regional Research Conference 2017 on September 27-29, 2017 at Almont Beach Resort, Lipata, Surigao City, Jennilyn C. Doloriel presented Service Delivery of Sectarian Nursery Schools in Surigao del Sur; Chiara Angela C. Quico – The Management of Beach Resorts in Surigao del Sur; and Castor V. Balacuit – Implementation of 4P’s in Basic Education. On October 5-7, 2017 during the 5th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research, at Planta Centro Bacolod Hotel and Residences, Maria Cristina Dela Cerna presented Speech Ability of Grade 10 Students and Mardie E. Bucjan, Morphophonemic Analysis of Kamayo Language in Surigao del Sur.
As an initiative of the Philippine government for its growth and expansion necessities, the Balik Scientist Program (BSP) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) was established which seeks to encourage highly-trained overseas Filipino scientists and technologists, experts, and professionals to return to the Philippines and share their expertise for the hastening of the scientific, agro-industrial and economic development of the country.
To this effect, SDSSU has taken advantage of this opportunity. It has particularly eyed Dr. Alejandro F. Tongco for his expertise on Geographic Information System.
As a premier Higher Education Institution, SDSSU is hard-pressed to advance scientific research that promotes economic progress and environmental sustainability in the Province of Surigao del Sur. However, SDSSU is technologically-disadvantaged because it is geographically dispersed.
In its endeavor to build a capable lineup of scientific researchers and its desire to keep abreast with modern and innovative technologies to empower itself with emergent analytical techniques, SDSSU is applying for DOST’s Balik Scientist Program, specifically on geographic information system.
Dr. Tongco, a GIS research specialist formerly with Oklahoma State University, possesses advanced technical skills in GIS and substantial experience in the academe. With this undertaking, it is highly deemed that SDSSU will be able to add more value on its research undertakings for the development needs of the Institution and the Provinces as a whole.
SDSSU-Cantilan is located along the Pacific coast, 3 km. from the inter-island wharf in the town of Cantilan. It is situated 117 km. south of Surigao City, and 67 km. north of Tandag City.
The campus is considered the College of Technological Education. It offers ten (10) degree programs and eight (8) of which are accredited by AACCUP.
The campus boasts of its buildings and facilities in Architectural Drafting, Automotive and Mechanical Technology, Electrical and Electronics Technology, Home Economics, Food Trades, Garments, and Computer/Information Technology also the state-of-the-art laboratories (Chemistry Lab, Biology Lab, Speech Lab and AVR).
SDSSU-San Miguel Campus, the College of Forestry and Agriculture, is located at Barangay Carromata, SNAS, Municipality of San Miguel. It is the biggest campus in terms of land area with a total of 779 hectares divided into 3 physical contour areas: 379 hectares-the lowland; 175 hectares-the upland and 207 hectares-the forest reserves. Viewed on its scenic plateau, the campus is overlooking the biggest lowland rice bowl of the Province.
The campus is identified by CHED as the Provincial Institute of Agriculture and Forestry (PIAF) under the NAFES program. With the present trend of Agricultural development, this college will cater the needs of the Province and the region as whole for skilled Agro-forestry workers.
SDSSU-Cagwait is located in the heart of Poblacion Cagwait and a tricycle away from the Cagwait White Beach, a known tourist destination in the Province and the venue of the annual Kaliguan Festival.
Its flagship program is Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) with the following majors: Automotive Technology, Furniture and Cabinet Making, Civil Technology, Food and Garment Trades. In 2012, the program passed the preliminary survey prior to a Level I accreditation.
SDSSU-Lianga is the Campus that specialized in Fisheries and Marine Sciences. In September 2009, it was identified by CHED as the National University/College of Fisheries (NUCAF) in CARAGA Region under the National Agriculture/Fisheries Education System (NAFES) project with a grant of P1M per year in 5 years.
The campus has a notable Research Culture especially in Coastal Resource Management. It has experts in Corals, Seaweeds, Seagrass, Fin Fishes, Holothurias and Mangroves. Its on-going externally-funded researches on seaweeds and mangroves, its fish farming activities (Bangus, Tilapia and Crab) and extension programs along the coastal barangays of Lianga are proofs of how far the campus have gone in the area of not just research but extension. Most of its programs are already accredited.
In 2010, its extension program gained national recognition when the Project Coastal Resource Initiative in Lianga Bay was awarded as Best HEI Extension Program in Caraga Region.
Surigao del Sur State University (SDSSU), formerly Surigao del Sur Polytechnic State College (SSPSC), is composed of six campuses strategically located in the Province of Surigao del Sur. It achieved its status as a university throughRepublic Act 9998 signed on February 22, 2010. The leadership of its dynamic President, Dr. Remegita C. Olvida, and the dedication and commitment of its faculty and staff and other stakeholders for quality tertiary education and excellence all played a key role on the conferment of the status of a state university to the institution after 28 years of existence.
The history of the University dates back to 1982 when Bukidnon State College opened their extension in Tandag known as the Bukidnon External Studies Center. In 1992, it became the Surigaodel Sur Polytechnic College. The creation of the College integrated four DECS-supervised schools in the municipalities of Cagwait, Tagbina, Lianga, and Tago. Six years later in 1998, the College earned the status of being a state college by virtue of Republic Act 8628. In 2000, the Surigaodel Sur Institute of Technology (SSIT) in Cantilan became the fifth satellite campus of the University.
A leading "Glocal" University with widened academic perspectives that focus on attaining food security, supporting poverty alleviation, developing renewable energy and conserving natural environment.
SDSSU shall provide competency-based higher education training driven by relevant and responsive instruction, research, extension and sustainable resource management
These are the specific goals in the four-fold functions of the University:
INSTRUCTION: Develop highly competent, globally-competitive and morally upright graduates.
RESEARCH: Produce research for the advancement of knowledge, new technology and innovative approaches for competitive endeavors.
EXTENSION: Empower the rural poor to improve their lives through transfer of technologies and knowledge.
PRODUCTION: Sustain University operations through viable and profitable income generating projects. Goals
The seal conveys an appropriate emblem that speaks the personality of the university whose concentration of instruction focuses on business and technical/vocational training of students. In further conveys sense of prominence being the one to personify the attributes of the school as the pioneering state University in the Province of Surigao del Sur.
The seal depicts the big ring that reads: Surigao Del Sur State University or SDSSU. Te ring insures the continuity of strong volunteer leadership of the University. The SDSSU comprises six campuses namely: Tandag, Lianga, Cagwait, San Miguel and Cantillan which provide different degree programs. The ring serves as a bridge between the University and the world, bringing experience and perceptions gained outside the University.
The shield represents the University’s Educational purposes, its mission and vision. It is quartered into different courses offered by the University or SDSSU. The upper right shows the gear which indicates curses offered in Tandag such as Graduate Studies, Engeneering, HRM, and Computer Science. The lowerright shows an image of Leaf and Tree which represent Agriculture and Forestry in San Miguel Campus and Agri-Business and Comercial Sciences in tagbina Campus and displays Fish and Water symbolizing Fisheries and Aquamarine courses offered in Lianga Campus. The upper left shows an image for iapplied Sciences and Medical courses. The left quadrant contains T-Square and Ruler that symbolizes Trades and Industrial Arts courses offered in Cantillan and Cagwait Campuses.
The seal is set in sky-blue (as the official logo color) which stands for faithful courage among SDSSU teaching forces, students, administration and staff.
The open book symbolizes knowledge offered by the University.
The torch is the guiding light in the SDSSU community. The Laurel proclaims jubilant victory over global challenges faced by the SDSSU graduates.
LYRICIST: Prof Evelyn T. Bagood
Composer: Rex L. Ingotan
Music Arranger: Demeiboy T. Rosales
Hail! Oh our greatest pride, SDSSU
Hail! Oh our greatest pride
Surigao del Sur State University
The golden seeds of your education
Now spread to serve mankind
With labor, love and true dedication
Your name and splendor sublime
For thy honor and thy noble mission
Our hearts and mind sound resound
The virtues you adhere you carry on SDSSU our home
Hail! Oh our greatest pride, SDSSU
Your light guide SDSSU our loyalty reside
Here our loyalty resides!