The Research Services Division of ISAT University, headed by Dr. Richard C. De Leon, has embarked on a comprehensive training program to equip faculty members across all campuses with the skills to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) tools for writing research in their respective fields. This initiative is spearheaded by the Center for Humanities, Social Science, Language and Education.

The training sessions commenced on March 7 and March 8, 2024, with faculty members from ISAT U Barotac Nuevo Campus and Dumangas Campus participating, respectively. Dr. Olive Joy Abing, Cluster Chair for Languages, and Dr. Heinz B. Gumaquil, Center Chair of the Center for Humanities, Social Science, Language and Education, served as resource persons, imparting their expertise to the attendees.

Recognizing the potential of AI to enhance research writing, the training program aims to familiarize faculty with the latest tools and techniques for utilizing AI in their academic pursuits. Participants will learn how to effectively leverage AI for tasks such as literature review, and writing assistance, while maintaining academic integrity and adhering to ethical guidelines.

The training schedule extends to the remaining campuses, with ISAT U Leon Campus scheduled for March 15, ISAT U Iloilo City (Main Campus) on April 4, and ISAT U Miagao on April 5, 2024.

Dr. Richard C. De Leon, head of the Research Services Division, emphasized the significance of this initiative, stating, “AI is rapidly transforming the research landscape, and it is crucial for our faculty to stay ahead of the curve. By equipping them with the necessary skills to integrate AI into their research writing processes, we aim to enhance the quality and efficiency of their academic endeavors.”

The AI Training in Research Writing program underscores ISAT University’s commitment to promoting excellence in research and fostering a culture of continuous learning and innovation among its faculty members.