Analysis of Information in the Academic Management of the UNED, Required in the Self-Assessment Processes and the Relation Between Research and Design of the Investigation
Ariana Acón-Matamoros, Aurora Trujillo-Cotera
One of the institutional concerns of the Distance State University (UNED) to obtain appropriate information to sustain continuous improvements in the Diplomaed and Bachelor’s degree and postgraduate program’s to reach academic excellence. Consequently, one of the challenges faced by higher education, institutional policies and regulations is the consolidation and strengthening of the management of academic and other dependencies because of the culture of quality and excellence, and the ever-increasing demands of society. The Self-evaluation department of the Academic Quality Management Institute is responsible for contributing to compliance of these policies. Therefore, it proposes an information system, which should solve the needs that are not yet covered. Moreover, the information system should be accessed by academic dependencies, administrative clerks, university executives and by the IGESCA coworkers, in order to enhance evaluation, self-evaluation, certification, accreditation, re-accreditation processes of the University. The results of this investigation were achieved from the applied surveys and the interviews to the users, consisting with the information analysis. This paper specifies the importance and necessity for the information system, which will support the self-evaluation processes of the University. On the other hand describe the research design for this paper, in order to support academic management and decision making.