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The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations

Students' Perceptions: Academic Improvements

Dr Beverly Chiodo, Dr Cecilia Temponi.

The purpose of this research is to collect students perceptions on a "good student" and develop profiles of a capable student. These objectives were accomplished by collecting students' perceptions from colleges of business located in central Texas. Five colleges of business participated; The research results provide student profiles that may inform students, professors and other customers of academia of attributes that are keys to obtain a quality education. The profiles developed by the students can provide business colleges with invaluable insights to ensure high quality and ongoing improvement in academic programs. Institutional customers including the faculty, students accreditation agencies, board of regents, and members of the community at large should benefit from these profiles. Nevertheless, traditional teaching methods still have merit, but universities should be open to change based on the information provided by students' perceptions.


Dr Beverly Chiodo  (United States)

Department of Management, College of Business Administration
Southwest Texas State University

Dr Cecilia Temponi  (United States)
Associate Professor
Department of Management College of Business Administration
Southwest Texas State University

Dr Cecilia Temponi is an Associate Professor of Management at the College of Business of Southwest Texas State University. She teaches Production and Operations Management and Quality Management courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research is in cross-disciplinary areas of quality management, enterprise modeling and process improvements.

  • Customer perceptions
  • Student's perceptions
  • Continuous improvements
  • Academic Programs

(Virtual Presentation, English)