ERIC Number: ED255117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Student Perceptions of University Effectiveness.
Kleemann, Gary L.; Richardson, Richard C., Jr.
Student perceptions of the effectiveness of three state universities was studied: Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University. An operational definition of effectiveness was proposed based on the literature, and a list of organizational activities was validated by administrators, faculty, community representatives, and students. Students' perceptions of the relative importance of organizational activities and their perceived level of achievement were identified using the 66-item survey. Principal axis factor analysis and varimax rotation were used to identify domains of effectiveness, and an indicator of effectiveness was developed. Comparative profiles of effectiveness across domains was constructed for the three universities, and the results were interpreted within the context of the strategic choice framework. Ten factors or activity domains were found: programs and services for students, emphasis on minorities and women, quality of research and teaching, research and knowledge dissemination, workshops and counseling to broaden access, athletics, supporting cultural activites, offering graduate programs, leasing facilities, and increasing standards. The 66 activities are identified under the appropriate domain. Findings are compared to results of other research. A 19-item bibliography concludes the document. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Arizona State University; Institutional Mission; Northern Arizona University; University of Arizona
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).