Professional backgrounds of rectors at Turkish universities: a critical evaluation

SOYŞEKERCİ S., Erturgut R.

World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.958-962 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.170
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.958-962
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


This study opens for discussion, the vocational backgrounds of University Rectors at Turkish Universities for the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 academic years within the context of Sciences, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences. The study is based on a critical evaluation which focuses on the problem that the Rectors do not come from an equal distribution of occupations and the problem created by the selection system. The fact that Medical Doctor's constituted % 49.4 of all the serving Rectors during the 20072008 academic year, testifies to this fact. The study has been realized in this focal axis and the assumptions are that the research data could be gathered via YOK, telephone calls and the web sites of the universities and that at the subsequent phase, this data could be developed and expanded by the use of descriptive analysis. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved