The Social Sciences

Year: 2009
Volume: 4
Issue: 5
Page No. 402 - 406

Scenarios of Rajamangala University of Technology Isan in the Next Decade

Authors : Wantana Amatariyakul, Kowat Tesaputa and Chulaporn Sota

Abstract: This research aimed to study the scenarios of Rajamangala University of technology Isan in the next decade, covering four aspects of University tasks including learning and teaching management, research, academic services, art and cultural maintenance. The study was conducted by Ethnographic Delphi futures Research from the study of opinion of the experts, who were stakeholders of Rajamangala University of Technology Isan. Three mixed methodologies were used in conducting the study: document syntheses, quantitative research and qualitative research. The results of all three methodologies revealed the following: the scenarios of Rajamangala University of Technology Isan in the next decade in learning and teaching management aspect would be growing a number of graduate study curriculum and science and technology curriculum, it was the instruction for lifelong education. Research aspect expects that lecturers should be self-developed by creating their researches and innovations for the developing foundation. Academic service aspect involves direction and planning of service for society systematically and cooperation with both government organization and non government organizations. Art and cultural maintenance aspect includes proactive policy and planning. The university should open to every sectors to participate and define university’s developing strategies, throughout graduate students production and development. Scenarios of Rajamangala University of Technology Isan in the next decade will develop for its goals the attainment in 4 keys, which may be briefly presented as follows: excellence in teaching and learning and staff development to obtain higher qualification in master and doctoral degree. Equity opportunity and accessibility to higher education is the right of all people. The system will be fair and lifelong learning will be promoted, i.e., staff can study all the time. The efficiency will also includes the ability to respond to the country’s needs and to produce enough engineers. In terms of internationalization; Rajamangala University of Technology Isan has the roles in relation to other academic institution especially, those of their neighboring as Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, which have sent their students to study at Rajamangala University of Technology Isan. In summary, the advantage of the research will appropriately plan and develop for Rajamangala University of Technology Isan in the next decade.

How to cite this article:

Wantana Amatariyakul, Kowat Tesaputa and Chulaporn Sota, 2009. Scenarios of Rajamangala University of Technology Isan in the Next Decade. The Social Sciences, 4: 402-406.

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