Comparative Approach Regarding Several Performance Criteria in Higher Agronomic Education

Andra Poruțiu, Vasile Viorel Poruțiu, Iulia Cristina Mureșan, Gabriela Chiciudean, Tudor Sălăgean, Raluca Fărcaș

Abstract


The importance of education for the development of excellence and knowledge directly contributes to social and economic development of a country, its economic and social prosperity. Ensuring development in this direction involves understanding the mechanisms underlying the process of strengthening academic quality assurance and improvement, but also the existence of a good strategy to achieve performance objectives in this area. Alike the businesses environment, universities want to consider strengthening customer-oriented approach in interacting with students. Berlin Communiqué (2003), emphasized that higher education institutions should promote adequate learning conditions for students to successfully complete the studies within a suitable period of time without obstacles related to socio-economic context. The key to improving education in the coming years largely depends not only on the sources of funding and investment in education, but also on the existence of effective and coherent policies based on evidence, with a better prioritization of educational goals in order to develop skills and basic skills and transversal to all children, young and adults in lifelong learning perspective with special focus on rural areas, disadvantaged communities and people with special educational needs. Comparative analysis of similarities, and differences between four universities providing agronomic education based on performance indicators can be inspiration for the road of improvement for each of them. In order to meet market requirements, each university must provide a guarantee of achieving the targets of excellence, ensuring the success only by introducing a quality management system, aimed at satisfying employability of graduates, as well as their needs. As a method of analysis, the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (USAMV) Cluj-Napoca will be the control, using all statistical methods by which we will highlight the status indicators, their dynamics and causal links between different variables analyzed. The extent of the education process and human resources was investigated in terms of some quantitative indicators acknowledged in studying the performances of higher agronomic education. 


Keywords


agronomic education, performance criteria,, students satisfaction

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