عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
The meaning of learning organization and organizational learning, in recent years has turned many researchers and many managers, especially educational systems attention to it. Here universities as one of the most important social structures that undertake duty of training creative, initiative, entrepreneur individuals, should take basic and serious steps toward change and development. From this perspective the movement of universities in country toward the learning organizations is realized as highly important. The present study attempts to investigate the conformity of Islamic Azad University Mahallat branch with learning organization's components from the perspectives of the faculty members and employees based on five factors of personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team learning, system thinking. In this survey, 72 participants were randomly selected out of faculty members and employees. The measurement tool was a questionnaire consisting of 40 items whose validity was provided by reviewing and confirming of experts and whose reliability was calculated from Cronbach's alpha formula as 0.95%. To analyze data, one-sample T test, Friedman test and Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test were used. The results indicated that amount of personal mastery, shared vision, and system thinking is more than average level and mental models and team learning is less than average level in Islamic Azad University of Mahallat. Demographic information showed that women's amount of personal mastery is less than men. Thus, the amount of shared vision among faculty members and employees with higher degrees than BA/BS was assessed less than employees with lower degrees. From the respondents' work experience perspective, those with more than 5 years of experience showed better than those with less experience regarding all the components of learning organizations.