p-ISSN 2146-796X
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Yunus Söylet

Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
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Associate Editors
Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2020 Volume 10
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Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2011,
Page(s): 65-79
  Original Empirical Research  
Alumni tracking system in higher education: a survey on alumni of Marmara University Atatürk Education Faculty
  Ayşen Bakioğlu1 (E-mail), Müge Yüksel2, Bülent Akdağ1, Azize Nilgün Canel2
1Division of Education Management, Planning and Economy of Inspection, 2Division of Psychological Counceling and Guidance, Department of Educational Sciences, Atatürk Faculty of Education, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
The purpose of this study is to stress contributions of alumni tracking system, both to individuals and institutions, through analyzing studies relevant to this experience in higher education and carrying out an ampirical research accordingly. Literature review provided the theoretical background to why universities need to have alumni tracking systems. Using the data acquired, researchers developed a questionnaire which was answered by 142 volunteers of all graduates of Marmara University Atatürk Education Faculty. The participants were asked questions under the categories of "alumni needs for an alumni association and career planning", "longing for school days", "alumni voluntariness and what they can do", "need to communicate with professors", "school commitment", and "alumni expectations from the university". The replies were then analyzed statistically. Results indicated that the graduates needed alumni tracking system, a career planning center and an alumni association, and were positive to be approached via web. However, they also stated that they did not approve the idea of being asked for financial contribution to their alma mater. The research point out that former graduates' providing employment opportunities to the newly graduates as well as sharing job experiences with them could bring up more efficient results.
Keywords: Alumni, alumni tracking system, contribution and commitment to university, higher education management.
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