Article :
The Evaluation of Project Management for the Promotion of Science and Mathematics Talented Teachers (PSMT) Phase III: A Case Study of Rangsit University

Authors :
Kanchana Chanprasert
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Rangsit University, Pathum Thani 12110, Thailand
Abstract :

 The purpose of this evaluation research is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Promotion of Science and Mathematics Talented Teachers (PSMT) Project Management Phase III: A Case Study of Rangsit University in 2 levels: 1) a policy and management level and 2) an operating level, together with 3 system: 1) a management system 2) a support system and 3) a knowledge network system. The data was collected from 5 executives and staff of M.A. in science teaching at RSU, 7 department head of sciences/pre-service teachers at RSU Professional Teacher Training School, 10 school directors of the Cohort 1 graduates, and 49 PSMT students. The collection of relevant documents, interviews, and questionnaire were used to collect all data. The qualitative data were analyzed in content and the quantitative data were statistically analyzed by using frequency, percentage, mean and standardization.  The results showed that 1) a policy and management level had adopted the policy of the project given by the PSMT subcommittee to Rangsit University PSMT, 2) an operating level had managed on procedure from deans to executors, 3) a management system comprised of six elements showed that the students who graduate from the PSMT project satisfy professional quality and fulfill the requirements as specified in the curriculum, 4) a support system consisted of 4 elements showed that the students’ demands for monthly adjustment and  the average scores of the learning support  were effective systems and 5) a knowledge network system comprised of 3 elements showed that there are 13 projects which, by proper budgeting, were completely accomplished in pursuit of the target goals. Consequently, the management administration process of the project has been effectively operated according to the goals.

Keyword :
evaluation research, PSMT, Project Management