Title: Value-based criteria for evaluation of higher technical education institutions

Authors: Nitika Kariwala

Addresses: Humanities and Social Science Department, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-400 076, India; Sannam S4 Management Services Ltd., Mumbai, India

Abstract: With the growth of the higher technical educational institutions and the dynamic, social and economic environment, there is a need for constant evaluation that is based on firm values and principles. The evaluation criteria need to consider the expectations of the program stakeholders. This study attempts to identify the indicators for evaluating a higher technical educational institution in India based on the students' expectations. These criteria are categorised as aesthetic, utility/economic and social value to demonstrate the relevance of it. The evaluation model is derived from Daniel Stufflebeam's Context Input Process and Product (CIPP) model of evaluation. The case study method was used and data were collected from 20 students using open-ended one on one interview at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB). Based on the analysis, the criteria and indicators and the value that is derived from them have been proposed in two-dimensional matrices.

Keywords: context input; higher education institutions; HEIs; Makiguchi; output; process; value theory; value-based criteria; performance evaluation; technical education; case study; India; student expectations; aesthetics; utility; economic criteria; social value; Stufflebeam.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIE.2016.083377

International Journal of Innovation in Education, 2016 Vol.3 No.4, pp.256 - 277

Received: 09 Feb 2016
Accepted: 29 Dec 2016

Published online: 24 Mar 2017 *

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