An Investigation of the Training and Development Gap Existing in Academics for Sustainability in HEI Spaces
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the professional development and recruiting trends in the higher education Institutes for sustainable education environment and propose a theoretical framework for Educational Institutions HR policies for employees professional development,achievement and retention, and maintainingpositive academic environment.
Design/methodology/approach: Further, for the set of factors, Sustainable Education, Academic culture, Research environment, Recruitment and Selection, Training and Development and Transforming Education Systemwere identified through review of literature and expert opinion specific to Indian context. The theoretical model shows the mutual relationship between the latent variables
Findings: Proposed model distributes interrelationships among the latent variables which were utilized for deriving expert opinion and literature review. Professional advantage can be attained by educational institutions by important factors i.e. Sustainable Education, Academic culture, Research environment, Recruitment and Selection, Training and Development and Transforming Education System .The ever increasing innovation and research in academic environment require educational institutions to come up with policiesto create an education environment for sustainability and quality education.
Originality/value: Key factors related to training and development and recruitment and selection is addressed by proposing theoretical framework Sustainable Model for transforming higher education addressing academic gap f.or the first time.