Presentation on theme: "A study of select institutional administrators at public research universities and their understanding of and affect upon the culture of accountability."— Presentation transcript:
a study of select institutional administrators at public research universities and their understanding of and affect upon the culture of accountability Researcher: Michael Healy
value of the study In todays environment higher education is responding to challenges in affordability, access, and accountability, which must be handled correctly in order to “preserve and sustain high quality in the public academic enterprise” (Nettles & Cole, 2001, pp. 189). The value of this study is that it focuses on accountability, which is “vital to ensuring the success” of access and affordability, as well as for the overall public academic enterprise (United States Department of Education, 2006, pp. 4). The intention is that this study will provide useful insight for institutional administrators to use in order to address the concept of accountability on campus.
THERE IS THE NEED TO PROPERLY EXPLAIN HOW INSTITUTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS UNDERSTAND AND AFFECT THE CULTURE OF ACCOUNTABILITY ON CAMPUS AS THERE IS LIMITED KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING THIS SPECIFIC ASPECT OF ACCOUNTABILITY. Fundamental research problem:
Justification of study In order to adhere to the consistently growing calls for accountability, institutions must develop a culture of accountability, however, developing this culture can be extremely difficulty. First, the concept of accountability can mean many things for different personnel and stakeholders within higher education (DuBois, 2006). Second, the affects that individuals have upon accountability on campus can vary greatly. Third, developing or “Changing an institutional culture is a complex undertaking”, and can require an “array of new processes and structures to be created” (Morst, 2000, pp. 18). Institutional administrators working to develop this culture need to have an understanding of the challenges, which will allow them to adequately develop this culture.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY IS TO DETERMINE HOW SELECT INSTITUTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS AT PUBLIC RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES UNDERSTAND AND AFFECT THE CULTURE OF ACCOUNTABILITY ON CAMPUS. purpose statement
WHAT DOES ACCOUNTABILITY MEAN TO DIFFERENT INSTITUTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS ON CAMPUS (PRESIDENT, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENTS, DEANS, AND CHAIRS)? HOW DO INSTITUTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS (PRESIDENT, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENTS, DEANS, AND CHAIRS) INDIVIDUALLY AFFECT THE CONCEPT OF ACCOUNTABILITY ON CAMPUS? HOW DO INSTITUTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS (PRESIDENT, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENTS, DEANS, AND CHAIRS) WORK TOGETHER IN ADDRESSING THE CONCEPT OF ACCOUNTABILITY ON CAMPUS? HOW DOES AN INSTITUTION DEVELOP A SUCCESSFUL CULTURE OF ACCOUNTABILITY ON CAMPUS? Research Questions
THE TARGET AUDIENCE FOR THIS STUDY ARE INSTITUTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS (PRESIDENTS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENTS, DEANS, AND CHAIRS), AS THE DATA AND INFORMATION IS DIRECTLY MEANT TO ASSIST THESE ADMINISTRATORS IN EFFECTIVELY AND SUCCESSFULLY DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF ACCOUNTABILITY ON CAMPUS. targeted audience
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