In post -Soviet thirty years, chaotic development of Mongolian higher education system associated with rapid increase of higher education institutions now faces quality challenges. Recently, the approach to higher education have changed to greater governmental oversight as the problem of quality has become impossible to ignore. There are no known previous studies that have analyzed higher education institutions from a comparative perspective, based on an accreditation framework in the country. As an investigation of institutional landscape requires conceptual tools, this study is anchored in a theory of excellence in higher education, which provides fundamental, systematic, and broad framework to assess, plan, and improve institutional effectiveness.
Employing statistical analysis, this study investigated whether or not differences exist in employments between graduates that exited from accredited and non-accredited higher education institutions in Mongolia. The research was carried out through statistical process involving 496 graduates which were sampled from the official sources of Mongolian higher education system. The study found that graduates from accredited higher education institutions were employed significantly higher than non-accredited ones in 2012 (1, N=220) =10.4, p=.001.). However, the study saw a reverse trend in 2015 employment (1, N=276)=5.2, p=.022.). Several potential explanations for these competing results were explored, as many of them have been noted.
This project has contributed to the understanding of accreditation and its impact on the higher education outcome in the Mongolian system. The study’s findings provide new information that the policy makers and higher education institutions could use conceptually and operationally in their approach to increase student success.
|Advisor:||Susan, Massey R.|
|Commitee:||Vernon, Czelusniak L., Quin, Jeff|
|School:||St. Thomas University|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/6(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Education Policy, Educational administration, Higher education, Educational leadership, Asian Studies|
|Keywords:||Accreditation, Graduate employment, Institutional effectiveness, Quality assurance, Mongolia, Student success, Graduation rates|
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