Open Access Honors Program Thesis
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;
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.
Year of Submission
Department of Psychology
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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© 2015 Blake Thurston Findley
Findley, Blake Thurston, "Investigating educational quality at one comprehensive university" (2015). Honors Program Theses. 180.