Faculty Perceptions Pertaining to Attributes of Successful Universities and Future Learning Environments

  •  Khairuddin Hashim    
  •  Ibrahim Kutbi    


Significant changes are driving the wheels of progress. In the context of higher education, developments in technology and globalization have made a profound impact. There is need for universities to take stock of developments to plan with realistic goals so as not to be left behind in a highly competitive globalized environment. With rapid changes in requirements, universities face the challenge of being relevant. There is need to identify the attributes of successful universities and future learning environments for universities to prepare themselves towards achieving success. This study investigates the perception of respondents pertaining to attributes of successful universities and future learning environments. Data were collected using a specially designed survey during the 2016 academic year. The sample size was 89 international academics. The results highlights critical attributes, management elements and dominant pedagogical and technological trends. The paper also reports significant differences between gender and discipline sub-groups. The findings identify key themes, trends or perceptions that can be used as a foundation for more in-depth research to discern possible strategies towards achieving success.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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