The Impact of Leadership Styles on the Engagement of Cadres, Lecturers and Staff at Public Universities - Evidence from Vietnam

Huynh Thi Thu Suong, Do Dinh Thanh, Truong Thi Xuan Dao
2019 Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business  
Vietnamese universities are under the process of changing training model to creditbased system from academic year system. It was acknowledged that the new model would increase workload and also diversify activities of lecturers in teaching activity. This paper firstly reviews teaching activities in the credit-based training approach. To explore the existing situation of the transition to credit-based system, the author uses a mixed method of survey research and interviews with lectures and
more » ... h lectures and students of a University in Vietnam. The study's result shows that there were already an increase in workload and diversity in activities of lecturers. However, only a small number of teaching staff meets the demands of credit-based. Main reasons are resulted from the awareness of lecturers and students as well as the effects of the current outdated policies. This paper suggests several solutions to amend those policies that they are more practical and suitable for the teaching activities under the credit system. 573 Conclusions This study has investigated teaching situation of University after nearly 10 years implemented credit-based system for teaching and learning. The study findings show that, there has been an increase in the workload and a diversity in teaching activities as the credit system has been put into practice. However, the existing situation does not meet the expectation of students and lecturers as well as credit-based training standards. This gap resulted from the facts that students and lecturers are not fully aware of requirements of credit-based teaching system. Moreover, large number of students in class, shortage of time allocated for teaching and supporting activities, unsuitable and outdated regulations and policies are others main causes. In order to create motivation and satisfaction for lecturers in fulfill increasing workload and diversifying teaching activities, there should be amendments in policies and regulations to make sure they are more practical and suitable under the credit system
doi:10.13106/jafeb.2019.vol6.no1.273 fatcat:pyxp4fog4rfmplqj4kyf2slfvq