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The specific objectives of this research were to study current states and problems of empowerment of administrations and managements in accordance with good governance in Mahamakut Buddhist University’s Roi Et Campus, and propose guidelines on the empowerment of administrations and managements in here. The steps and methods of conducting the research were divided into five phases, comprised of: 1) seeking for current states and problems of good governance-based managements here, 2) analyzing, 3) thoroughly analyzing documents regarded as ‘best practice’ managements in the university, 4) synthesizing findings in order to find index of concordance and solutions to empowerment of administrations and managements here by five experts, earning IOC between 0.60 and 1.00, and revamping guidelines on reinforcing such managements in the university following suggestions of seven qualified experts participating in the focus group discussion, 5) trying out the guidelines on reinforcing such managements, 6) evaluating university administrators’, lecturers’ and office staffs’ satisfaction with the tryout guidelines on reinforcing such suitable managements in here. The instrument used for carrying out the qualitative research was comprised of document analyzing forms and recordings of the focus group discussion, and processing the qualitative data through interpretation to create conclusions. As for the instrument used for collecting quantitative data, it was the questionnaires, computing them with the computer software package. The statistical tools encompassed frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation.
Results of the research have found the following findings::
Mahamakut Buddhist University’s Roi Et Campus has undergone numerous changes to enter into newly educational systems and approaches of worldly university education. These changes unavoidably affect cognitive bases in fields of curricula and academic services so as to have developed bodies of knowledge with the research and quality assurance systems and participatory administration of all work units within the campus.
The most striking point of the university in the field of self-development has laid in that it has systematically implemented the first round of assessment to develop administrations and managements to enhance flaws in every field with having entities responsible for their developments to the great extent that such developments have the university be in much progressive. Consequently, such developments have enabled the university to have units of instructional administrations and managements together with support of arts and cultures, which they have been regarded as the outstanding features for the university group to which it had chosen to attach.
Some looming problems of the university are that it lacks premises, unfamiliarity with modern academic systems and the arrangements of original structures against those of modern managements of new establishments.
The guidelines on empowerment of administrations and managements with good governance in its Roi Et Campus are comprised of seven aspects. They include: 1) graduates’ quality, 2) research and creative jobs, 3) academic services to communities, 4) arts restoration and cultural preservation, 5) developments of university and personnel, 6) curricula and instructions and 7) the quality assurance system. All of which make up three operational steps: 1) preparation/planning, 2) planned implementation and 3) evaluation of results of performance after carrying out them. In each point, it consists of six components with explanation matching six headings of good governance, which were: 1) rule of law, 2) morality, 3) accountability, 4) participation, 5) responsibility and 6) cost-effectiveness or economy. To implement good governance, the following aspects have to be taken into consideration: 1) recruitment of personnel had to be conducive to principle of participation, 2) budget allocation had…to that of cost-effectiveness, 3) enactment of laws and issuance of regulations had…to that of rule of law, 4) carrying out tasks had…to that of responsibility, 5) assessment had…to that of morality. Above all, every point mentioned had to be conducive to principle of transparency.
The results of assessing respondents’ satisfaction with guidelines on the empowerment of administrations and managements in Mahamakut Buddhist University’s Roi Et Campus have found that most of 67 correspondents were male, aged 31-45 years, graduating M.A., doing their jobs in the field of academic services for the society; they were satisfied with guidelines on reinforcing good governance-based managements ‘very good’ scale in the overall aspect.
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