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An exploratory re-search for variables representative of Academic Quality
Sreekumaran Nair, Seena Biju
Pages - 19 - 27     |    Revised - 30-11-2010     |    Published - 20-12-2010
Volume - 1   Issue - 3    |    Publication Date - December 2010  Table of Contents
Academic Qualtiy, Quality perception, Academia
Academic institutions have been fundamental contributors of education in the society. From tapping the talents of potential students to shaping them into responsible citizens, academic institutions have at all times played a vital role. This is the reason why quality of academic institutions has been under steady scrutiny for quality. What an institution of higher studies has to offer to students seeking to pursue their studies with it then becomes imperative. The purpose of this study is to provide an insight into the various perceptions as perceived by individuals with respect to quality of academic institution. The objective of this paper is to re-present an overview of the variables critical to the quality of an academic institution of higher studies and to indicate and /or re-emphasize upon factors that stand out important to quality in this domain. A random sample of 398 graduates from varied areas of work and study expressed their opinion about factors that they considered was most significant to academic quality. Interactions, Discussions, interviews, dialogues and questionnaires were used to consolidate the results. This paper presents a list of most extensively cited variables perceived as essential to quality education. These variables are generated from a pilot survey conducted in UAE and is a segment of an ongoing research in the areas of academic quality
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Professor Sreekumaran Nair
Manipal University - India
Mr. Seena Biju
Manipal University - United Arab Emirates

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