October 7th, 2009 | Published in Data Collection
Dear Mr. President:
The Senate Committee on Education with the assistance of well-known educators and researchers is undertaking a comprehensive survey of universities and colleges for the purpose of assessing and defining the role of higher education in the process of national development. We consider your cooperation in this undertaking to be very valuable. Specifically, the study aims, among other things, (a) to gain insight into the quality and quantity of major educational inputs, (b) to assess the contribution of higher education, and (c) to explore possibility for alternative directions, planning and possible legislation for the improvement of and support for higher education in the country to make it more relevant to national need and development.
The study covers two major areas; namely, (1) survey of educational institutions, and (2) follow-up study of graduates or alumni. The attached questionnaire is designed to elicit the information needed for the study of educational institutions. We shall send other questionnaires to complete our study of educational institutions.
We wish to assure you that all information obtained in this study will be kept in strict confidence. The identity of the institution will not be revealed in any way as the report will only deal with aggregates. As much as possible, please do not leave any item in the questionnaire blank.
No total in-depth study in higher education has so far been completed. It is our experience that the reason for this is that questionnaire sent are not answered and returned on time. The return of this questionnaire in three weeks is therefore earnestly requested.
Dr. Mercedes de Leon
Senate Committee on Education