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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2022, Volume: 15, Issue: 13, Pages: 584-591

Original Article

Faculty Empowerment, Work Environment and Organizational Commitment Toward Sustainable Educational Productivity During Flexible Learning

Received Date:19 August 2021, Accepted Date:20 December 2021, Published Date:29 March 2022


Objectives: The study aims to determine the level of faculty empowerment, work, and institutional productivity using different categories during the COVID 19 pandemic of Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (NIPSC). Methods: This study is descriptive-correlation research participated by randomly selected 179 faculties of NIPSC, 5th District of Iloilo, Philippines. The instrument utilized in the study was researcher-made questionnaires validated by selected experts in the field. Frequency count, mean for descriptive analysis and t-test, One-Way Analysis of Variance, and Pearson’s r for inferential were the statistical tool used in the study. Findings: The results revealed the level of faculty empowerment in terms of information, knowledge, participation, and rewards when taken as to the entire group, sex, age, civil status, length of service, employment, and educational attainment were ”Empowered”. The results in the prevailing work environment in terms of physical was described as ”Moderately Favorable”; and, for the psychological aspects, the results were described as ”Favorable”. While the level of institutional productivity in terms of instruction was ”Very High Productivity”; research was ”High Productivity” and, extension services were ”High Productivity”. Moreover, significant correlations between faculty empowerment, work environment, and commitment were noted. The NIPSC administrators empowered the faculty by giving them the chance to practice autonomy, participate in decision-making, and share relevant information regarding institutional goals and achievements during this pandemic crisis. Novelty: Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) should create a reward policy to motivate faculty to improve instruction, research, extension, and production. Thence, in this flexible learning, commitments of faculty is crucial in the new landscape of education system towards achieving the mandates of every HEIs.

Keywords: Faculty Empowerment; Work Environment; Institutional Productivity; COVID19; Higher Education Institution


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Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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