Expectations for institutions of higher education : an empirical study of student and faculty perceptions as they relate to size, type and level of institution



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The purpose of the study was to determine whether the size, type, or level of institution affected the goals students and faculty have for student growth while in college. Six goals of higher education-those of intellectual growth, social growth, aesthetic and cultural growth, educational growth, vocational and professional growth, and personal growth were presented to students and faculty. Faculty were asked to indicate the importance of each goal for student development. Students were asked to indicate the importance of each goal as they perceived it to be, and as they would like to see it emphasized. In addition, this study investigated the differences between student and faculty goals for students, as well as the differences between the goals students felt the institution emphasized compared with those they felt should be emphasized. [...]



Education, Higher--United States