Aspectos avaliativos que compõem os indicadores de qualidade da educação superior: uma análise comparativa com foco no corpo discente da UNIPAMPA
SCHWAAB, Kalú Soraia. Evaluative aspects that compose the quality indicators of higher education: a comparative analysis with focus on the students of UNIPAMPA. 2015. 143 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Administração) - Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, 2015.
Schwaab, Kalú Soraia
The quality of education is extremely important for competitiveness and knowledge dissemination needs to the benefit of the community, in the context of a global society increasingly dependent on knowledge. In recent decades it has been the expansion of demand for higher education, leading to the creation of new institutions in many developed and developing countries. The current expansion of Brazilian higher education, backed by inserted government policies in a National Education Plan (PNE), considering that the higher education institutions (HEIs) are subjected to periodic evaluation by the National Higher Education Evaluation System (Sinaes), it becomes a complex configuration being studied. In this context is the Federal University of Pampa (UNIPAMPA), which emerged in 2005 from social demands, supported by expansion of public higher education policies. This university, which has great relevance for the community as agent of social transformation and its goals in its Institutional Development Plan (IDP), academic excellence and institutional improvement, among others (UNIPAMPA, 2014th). Given this context and the importance of the students for HEIs, this study aimed to verify if there are differences in the assessments of students of UNIPAMPA, and perceptions of these on your institution, compared to other Brazilian federal universities. For this purpose, we applied t tests for independent samples and the Mann Whitney test on data for the Enade 2013 examination. Three courses with more students of UNIPAMPA were selected to the study: Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Social Work. The main differences are related to performance in gross notes on the specific component of the students of Pharmacy and Physiotherapy courses of UNIPAMPA. Some variables of the assessments of the conditions of the training process (didactic- pedagogic organization, infrastructure and physical facilities, and expansion opportunities of academic and vocational training) also showed significant differences. A variable related to infrastructure and physical facilities, which questions whether there was a cafeteria layout, canteen and toilets in adequate conditions to meet users, presented different assessment for three courses analyzed. A variable related to the evaluation of the didactic-pedagogical organization, which questioned whether teachers demonstrate content mastery of the subjects who gave presented different assessment for the courses of Physical Therapy and Social Work. Finally, given these findings, it is suggested to managers and program coordinators, reviewing the political pedagogical projects of the courses, as well as the contents of the syllabus of the subjects and the realization of a work of sensitization and awareness both students and teachers to the evaluation process of ENADE, as there may be lack of information about the importance of this exam. (SILVEIRA, CAMARGO, MIRANDA and OLIVEIRA, 2014; RIOS, SCHWAAB and COSTA, 2015). It is also recommended, managers and program coordinators, propose a constant training plan for teachers, covering topics such as teaching practices along the organs of support - Educational Development Center (NUDE).