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ERIC Number: ED545732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul-25
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Assessing the Quality of the Business and Management Education in Higher Education
Lee, Lung-Sheng; Ko, Hui-Min; Wang, Mei-Tyng; Pan, Ying-Ju
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Business & Economics Research Conference (Beppu, Oita, Japan, Jul 25-26, 2014)
As the third-party planner and implementer of higher education institutional and program evaluations, the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) completed program evaluations for all 145 undergraduate business and management (B&M) programs in 43 universities/colleges from 2006 to 2010. In the 145 programs evaluated, 105 programs (or 72 percent) received a five-year certificate of accreditation. However, the failure rate (28 percent) of the programs in this field is much higher than the average failure rate of overall university programs (13 percent). This indicates that not only all programs in this field should keep enhancing quality assurance but also around one third of programs among them have to make many efforts to meet the accreditation criteria. The purpose of this paper was to identify the critical factors of passing/failing the program evaluation and the measures in line with the critical factors should be urgently improved. To attain the purpose, a content analysis of 145 B&M program evaluation reports was conducted. As result of the analysis, the following results are achieved: (1) The 10 critical factors of passing/failing the program evaluation are coherence between goal feature and curriculum, self-improvement capability and mechanism, composition and operation of program committee, curriculum design and mapping, interaction between faculty and student, use and benefit of instructional equipment, environment and rewarding system for research, research outcome and faculty load, graduate's education-employment match, and employment counseling and alumni follow-up; (2) The three measures that should be urgently taken include "aligning program goals, faculty quantity and quality, and curriculum planning", "encouraging all faculty to engage in research and increase research quantity, quality and internationalization", as well as "strengthening faculty quantity and quality, and lightening their workload". [This paper is part of a Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST; formerly called NSC) of the Republic of China (Taiwan)-funded project.]
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan