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ERIC Number: ED374715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
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Determining University Goals in an Institution of Higher Education in Mexico.
Garduno-Estrada, Leon R.
This study sought to determine the most important goals of the University of the Americas-Puebla (Mexico) through a needs-analysis survey of the faculty. A survey instrument was developed which included a series of 58 goal statements. The university's 168 faculty members were asked to rate the degree to which each goal is being met, rate the degree to which each goal should be met, and indicate the relative importance of each goal. Overall rankings and rankings according to faculty affiliation (schools of engineering, social sciences, humanities, or business administration) are presented. The study weighted each of the three criteria to determine the "weighted need" or importance of each goal, combining the discrepancy between "is" and "should be" with the relative importance of the goal. Through this method it found that the most important individual goals were the conduct of basic and applied research and contribution to the general advancement of knowledge. By combining the goals into 10 related categories, it found that research-related goals were classified as most important, followed by academic goals, student personal development and learning commitment, and academic-organizational climate. The least important categories were extracurricular and the professional development of students. (Contains 30 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico