Characterization of the Professors with a Research Profile at Colombian Universities

Keywords: Higher Education, teacher-researchers, productivity, institutional environment, universities

Abstract

The knowledge production dynamics, resulting from scientific activities in higher education, have been a phenomenon widely studied in the last decades. In Colombia, the scientific research capabilities in higher education institutions have been the focus of attention in the last thirty years thanks to the strengthening of the national system of science, technology and innovation, at the head of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. This paper presents an analysis of the characteristics of professors with a research profile at Colombian universities. Through a quantitative, no experimental examination in 2018, a questionnaire was applied to 379 teachers, who are research group leaders and are working in Colombian universities. The data analysis was conducted using non-parametric tests H Kruskal Wallis and U of Mann Whitney. As a result, some variables such as the professor’s field of knowledge, kind of university contract, and research conceptions of professors are related to the kind of scientific productivity growth in the universities. In this way, the study contributes to understanding how the institutional environment (organizational structure and management practices) and the individual’s factors explain the differences over the development and consolidation of research activities in Colombian universities.

Author Biographies

Salim Chalela-Naffah, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Estudiante de Doctorado en Educación de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Vicerrector de Investigaciones de de la Universidad Autónoma Latinoamericana – Medellín, Colombia. Sus líneas de investigación se centran en los procesos de gestión educativa, gestión de la investigación e implementación de las TIC en procesos de enseñanza-aprendizaje.

David Rodríguez-Gómez, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Es profesor del Departamento de Pedagogía Aplicada de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB). Sus líneas de investigación se centran en los procesos de innovación, desarrollo organizativo, aprendizaje organizativo e informal, el uso de las TIC en los centros educativos y el abandono y retención de los estudiantes universitarios.

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Published
2020-08-07
How to Cite
Chalela-Naffah, S., & Rodríguez-Gómez, D. (2020). Characterization of the Professors with a Research Profile at Colombian Universities. Revista Electrónica Educare, 24(3), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.15359/ree.24-3.17

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