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Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Kim MacLin

Keywords

Public universities and colleges--Iowa--Cedar Falls--Evaluation; University of Northern Iowa--Evaluation; University of Northern Iowa--Faculty--Attitudes; University of Northern Iowa--Students--Attitudes;

Abstract

President Obama has called for increased access to higher education and simultaneously wants greater educational quality from our colleges and universities. Comprehensive universities in particular, due to their high enrollment of underserved populations, need to ensure they are providing the highest quality education possible. The current study investigated educational quality at a comprehensive university by examining research-supported behaviors related to educational quality as well as perceptions of educational quality of faculty and students. The study found that faculty play a tremendous role in comprehensive universities, yet are underappreciated by their administration. Additionally, comprehensive universities are trying to be everything to everyone.

Date of Award

2015

Department

Department of Psychology

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original

2015

Object Description

1 PDF file (96 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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