HomeIAMURE International Journal of Educationvol. 18 no. 1 (2016)

Exploring Academic Department Priorities of the Non Sectarian Higher Education Institution towards Strategies for Future Direction: A Multiple Case Analysis

Vangeline O. Erum | Nino M. Decenorioa | Edilberta A. Reyes



This paper determines and describes the departmental priorities of one of the Non- Sectarian Higher Education Institutions in General Santos City, Philippines towards strategies for future directions. This study is qualitative in paradigm, descriptive, and exploratory in purpose, multiple case analysisin discipline and quantitative and interpretivist in interpretation. Findings revealed that instruction is the top most priority as shown by the provisions/ data scrutinized in the five studied departments namely: Criminology, Education, Social Work, Accountancy, and Engineering. However, there seemed neglect in other provisions under research and extension because of their limited quantity, non-implementation, and limited budget if not totally absence of the provisions as planned. Instruction is claimed to be a priority since accordingly, the programs are board- courses. Participants had comparative and contrastive views on the priority of their department, implementation barriers, and feelings for the non-implementation of other provisions particularly in research and extension that are seemed to be neglected by the academic departments.