Research activities are deemed reflective of the level of disciplinal specialization attained by the individual and the entire academic faculty. Recognized for their particular capabilities, faculty members are expected to continually explore areas of inquiry through various forms of research. These forms include basic/applied research, materials development, papers for local and international conferences, articles, monographs, books for publication, research/seminar papers for graduate studies, feasibility studies, creative works and other research output related to external professional activities (e.g., consultancies, etc.).

Moreover, the research of academic faculty should address the requirements of the discipline (i.e. upgrading the teaching or re-examining the scope or reformulating the orientation of the entire discipline or just a single subject) and the development concerns of Philippine society.