ERIC Number: ED336024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
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Excellence in Higher Education as Defined by Legislators and Public and Private Institutions Administrators. AIR 1991 Annual Forum Paper.
Munoz, Grisel; And Others
This report presents the results of a delphi study used to determine the criteria for defining excellence in higher education. An open questionnaire was administered to the commissions on education of the Puerto Rico Legislature, the administrators and governing boards of the major public and private postsecondary institutions in Puerto Rico, and prominent figures of the academia, a total of 181 subjects. The results showed that respondents were likely to mention students' academic achievement as an important excellence criteria. In regard to academic programs and curriculum, respondents were likely to mention pertinence and comprehensiveness as excellence criteria. The academic preparation of the faculty and their mastery of instructional techniques were also considered essential criteria, as well as the sufficiency and adequacy of institutional resources. A deep concern for and commitment to the community was the excellence criterion most frequently mentioned by respondents in regard to the external environment. Contains 23 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum, Educational Quality, Educational Resources, Evaluation Criteria, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Instructional Effectiveness, Literature Reviews, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Predictive Measurement, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Identifiers: AIR Forum
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (31st, San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 1991).