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A Critical Analysis Of The Level Of Compliance Of Selected HEIs In CALABARZON With Quality Assurance Standards

Volume 1 - Issue 1, July 2017 Edition
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Marilou P. Oroceo1, Amelita A. Gaerlan
Compliance, critical analysis, quality assurance
Quality is the call of the times. Both business and education sectors are vying for quality to achieve ultimate goals and objectives for their products and services. In higher education per se, quality education becomes mandatory for higher education institutions (HEIs) to offer genuine programs to be at par with international standards and produce competent graduates equipped with the right competencies needed by the global market. This study was conducted to critically analyze the level of compliance on M & E with QA standards of selected HEIs in CALABARZON. It utilized mixed-methods design with application of both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The validity and reliability of data were verified using Cronbach’s alpha (a) wherein 20 individuals composed of several college and university faculty and administrators participated in the pilot testing. On the level of compliance on M & E of selected HEIs in CALABARZON, the results showed that state universities and colleges (SUCs) are “mostly complied” in the aspects of curriculum, student services, community extension and physical facilities with overall means of 3.18; 3.25; 3.14; and 2.96, respectively, while local universities and colleges (LUCs) have an overall mean of 3.22 for physical facilities and private higher education institutions (PHEIs) are “complied completely” in all the given aspects. The study shows that HEIs in CALABARZON are committed to ensure QA in tertiary education. Based on the findings of the study, it is recommended that institutional monitoring and evaluation of HEIS in CALABARZON be intensified through a clear and comprehensive regional QA mechanism. Thus, an enhanced M & E tool be formulated to indicate compliance on the quality of tertiary education in the region. The theoretical framework of this study can provide better understanding on management perspectives in higher education. The Organizational Theory Perspective which is the basis of this study, gives clear concepts and plans for analyzing reforms that can help develop organization in programs and policies implementation. The researcher has designed an enhanced tool by including some parameters not indicated in the existing CHED IV institutional monitoring and evaluation tool to make it more comprehensive, considering that it is a quality assurance mechanism in the region. Similarly, this study can also be of help to higher education institutions, stakeholders, researchers and readers in their pursuit of quality education, to deepen their grit for the achievement and realization of having a good self-analysis assessment in meeting certain assessed criteria for quality control.
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