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Moving From A Predominantly Teaching Oriented Culture To A Research Productivity Mission: The Case Of Mexico And The United States, Gus Gregorutti Nov 2010

Moving From A Predominantly Teaching Oriented Culture To A Research Productivity Mission: The Case Of Mexico And The United States, Gus Gregorutti

Gus Gregorutti

This study qualitatively analyzes the culture conflicts professors in the United States and Mexico are experiencing with the increasing pressures to produce more research about higher education. The first dataset was collected from 36 faculty members from 12 small and medium sized private, doctorate-granting universities. These universities are located in 11 states across the United States. The remaining data came from 44 faculty members employed at four small and medium sized private, doctoral granting universities in four states across Mexico. Results showed that universities in the US are transitioning from a predominantly teaching college culture to a more research orientation ...


Producción Intelectual En Pequeñas Universidades Privadas Latinoamericanas: Una Situación Paradójica, Gus Gregorutti Dec 2009

Producción Intelectual En Pequeñas Universidades Privadas Latinoamericanas: Una Situación Paradójica, Gus Gregorutti

Gus Gregorutti

Durante las tres últimas décadas, Latinoamérica ha experimentado un incremento
vertiginoso de la educación privada superior, incluyendo a las universidades.
Este fenómeno ha estimulado la creación de diversas agencias
acreditadoras que buscan certificar la calidad de los programas de esas universidades.
Se exige, entre otras dimensiones, que haya producción de conocimiento
como una forma de originar cambios socioeconómicos. Así las universidades
se ven impulsadas a producir investigación. Este estudio busca saber
cómo los docentes de ocho pequeñas universidades privadas latinoamericanas
perciben el proceso de producción intelectual en el contexto de sus tareas profesionales.
Con una metodología mixta, se encontró ...


La Acreditación De Los Posgrados En Instituciones Privadas De Educación Superior Mexicanas, Gus Gregorutti Dec 2009

La Acreditación De Los Posgrados En Instituciones Privadas De Educación Superior Mexicanas, Gus Gregorutti

Gus Gregorutti

The exponential growth of private higher education in Mexico,
especially over the last 30 years, has also raised questions about
the level of quality offered by some of the professional oriented
graduate programs. In order to know how these universities handle
quality, this paper collected opinions from four academic administrators
interviewed in three private universities in the State of
Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Their points of view expressed concerns
around the parameters used by Conacyt to assess quality among
professional oriented graduate programs. The major areas of disagreement
were related to assumptions dealing with the production
of knowledge and the requirements ...