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ERIC Number: ED406899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Current and Future Mission of a Leading Turkish Public University from the Perspective of Various Internal and External Stakeholders. Draft.
Simsek, Hasan; Balci, Ayse
This study investigated the perceptions of various stakeholders concerning the current and future roles and functions of the Middle East Technical University (METU), a leading large public university in Turkey. The data used in this paper were derived from a larger research project that was designed to assess the quality of various dimensions of METU. Personal interviews with a semi-structured format were conducted with a randomly selected group of 80 individuals representing faculty members, students, administrators, graduates, parents, and managers of public and private agencies were conducted. Overall, the study found that in the three domains of teaching, research, and service, METU was seen as adhering to the typical university in the West. Teaching was rated as the primary current function of the university by most respondents. However, interviewees' expectations on the university's future functions rates the three domains almost equally. Interviewees also ascribed to the university the additional roles of providing leadership in economic and social development, in international or global orientation, and in student character formation and development. (Contains 29 references.) (Author/JLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey