Process Of Reform. A View From The Teaching Personnel Of De University Of Nayarit.

  • Maria del Refugio Navarro Hernandez Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit
  • Lourdes C. Pacheco Ladron de Guevara Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit
  • Prisca Icela Romo Gonzalez Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit
  • Carmen Hernandez Cueto Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit


The university, as an institution, takes a long time to change, since its change does not happen as it does with organisms that transform completely. Rather, what characterizes universities is their resistance to change, their adaptation, counterproposals and negotiations (Porter 2003, Ibarra 2005, 2006), which are expressed with unique characteristics in each particular case. The apparent contradictions, in a complex and hard to unravel context, are that motivate this study. We ask whether such changes will create a new university or will lead it into an undesirable road; whether the university is able to defend its original goals. Can it experience transformation with the same strength and creativity today as with that was found in the collective conscience forty years ago? Can it maintain its spirit of commitment with its social, cultural, and ecological environment? Can it conserve its “sense of self”? In order to understand how the essence of the university ethos is maintained or altered, “A university with sense of self” shows the ideas, attitudes, experiences and interpretations of the main actors at the Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit, the professors how they face these changes, and the “institutional reform” being proposed. We seek to explain how anticipated and desired change by the broader community in Nayarit, is in fact understood, assumed, lived, and carried out.


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Navarro Hernandez, M. del R., Ladron de Guevara, L. C. P., Romo Gonzalez, P. I., & Hernandez Cueto, C. (2016). Process Of Reform. A View From The Teaching Personnel Of De University Of Nayarit. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 12(13), 417.