Proceedings of The International Conference on Social Sciences in the 21st Century
Administrative operation based on the social engagement scholarship in higher education institutions: a case study of Chulalongkorn university and srinakharinwirot university
Thitiphat Limsumlitnipa and Jantima Kheokao
This qualitative research aimed to study the university’s administrative operation based on the social engagement concept in term of philosophy and purposes, process and people. Data from in-depth interview of 16 key informants from Chulalongkorn University and Srinakharinwirot University was content analyzed. The findings were as follows.
1. Philosophy and purposes. It was found that both universities had similar philosophy : to be a university for community, a leader for area-based change and issue management and continuously communicate their vision, purposes, and activates to their stakeholders.
2. Process. Regarding the administrative process to boost social engagement projects, the universities facilitating fund raising and encouraging internal coordination among internal units, and encourage knowledge transfer to community.
3. People. Special team to handle social engagement projects was set up based on the concept of interdisciplinary and synergistic contribution from instructors, supporting staff, students, and community members.
Keywords: Mutual benefits; Scholarship; Social impact; Social assessment; Interdisciplinary.