Towards Enabling Leadership in the University of Baguio vis-à-vis Achievements: The Need of the Modern Society

Dyesebel L. Chinayo, MAED

ABSTRACT

Leadership is undeniably a key factor for the success of any organization. Leaders are considered significant personalities contributory to the performance of their subordinates. This is a descriptive design study which looked into the enabling leadership of deans in the University of Baguio (UB) and the extent of its contribution to achievements. Records showed that almost all the board courses’ performance was beyond the national passing rate during 2010 to 2011. For academic and non-academic awards and citations from local to international levels, the School of Information and Technology leads. Data on the number of employed graduates of the different schools are very limited only to those traced by the deans. Using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and the Spearman Rank Order Correlation Coefficient, there was a very weak and weak correlation, respectively, between the board examination performance and awards and citations to the enabling leadership of deans in UB. However, from the questionnaire checklist used to gather additional data from 143 teachers and seven deans, the enabling leadership of deans is perceived to be very much contributory to achievements of their respective schools. The enabling leadership of deans in UB is perceived by respondents as very much observed. However, there is a significant difference on their perceptions when respondents are grouped and paired: permanent teachers claimed a much observed enabling leadership of deans against a very much observed perceptions of the probationary teachers; while subject heads perceived that the enabling leadership of deans is much observed, teachers perceived it as very much observed and finally faculty members as a whole claimed a very much observed enabling leadership of deans which conforms to the perceptions of deans to their leadership. Deans in UB then are enabling leaders which translate into achievements for the schools. Nevertheless, there are significant comments and suggestions that can be useful for the improvement of the deans and their performance, and eventually, UB.

Key words: Enabling leadership, deans, leaders, University of Baguio

Source: UB Research Journal, Vol. XXXVII, No. 1, January – June 2013