An Exploratory Analysis of Educational Management for the Universities
by Assist. Prof. Dr. Md. Mamun Habib
30 Apr 2011
This exploratory research addresses educational management model for the universities. Its applicability was successfully verified and validated through survey data from leading tertiary educational institutions around the world. The proposed model was developed based on the analysis of literature, past theoretical frameworks, interviews with stakeholders. Model constructs were identified and confirmed by 493 respondents, representing university administrators, faculty and staffs, employers, and graduates. The resulting model was subsequently evaluated for accuracy and validity by multiple linear regression (MLR) analysis and the structural equation modeling (SEM) technique. The study revealed education development, education assessment, research development, and research assessment as four main activities in educational management.
Four aspects of each activity, namely programs establishment, university culture, faculty capabilities, and facilities were investigated at strategic, planning, and operating levels. The conceptual model for the universities provides a novel approach for prospective investors or current university administrators to review and appraise their performance toward fulfillment of ultimate goals, i.e. producing high‐caliber graduates and high‐impact research outcomes for the betterment of the society. The research model represents two contributions to the society including human resource contribution and research contribution.