Rankings and accountability in higher education : uses and misuses / P.T.M. Marope, P.J. Wells and E. Hazelkorn (eds).

Paris : UNESCO Publishing, 2013.
306 p. : col. ill., col. charts ; 23 cm.
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Universities and colleges -- Ratings and rankings.
Universities and colleges -- Evaluation.
Educational accountability.
Educational productivity.
The growing impact of university rankings on public policy - and on students' choices - has stirred controversy worldwide. This unique volume brings together the architects to debate the uses and misuses of existing rankings. With voices from five continents, it provides a comprehensive overview of current thinking on the subject and sets out alternative approaches and complementary tools for a new era of transparent and informed use of higher education ranking tables -- P. 4 of cover.
1. The Academic Ranking of World Universities and its future direction / Nian Cai Liu
2. An evolving methodology: the Times Higher Education World University rankings / Phil Baty
3. Issues of transparency and applicability in global university rankings / Ben Sowler
4. World-class universities or world-class systems? Rankings and higher education policy changes / Ellen Hazelkorn
5. Rankings and online learning: a disruptive combination for higher education? / John Daniel
6. Ranking higher education institutions: a critical perspective / Peter Scott
7. Rankings, new accountability tools and quality assurance / Judith Eaton
8. An African perspective on rankings in higher education / Peter A. Okebukola
9. Rankings and information on Japanese universities / Akiyoshi Yonezawa
10. The national and institutional impact of university rankings: the case of Malaysia / Sharifah Hapsah
11. What's the use of rankings? / Kevin Downing
12. A decade of international university rankings: a critical perspective from Latin America / Imanol Ordorika and Marion Lloyd
13. If ranking is the disease, is benchmarking the cure? / Jamil Salmi
14. U-multirank: a user-driver and multi-dimensional ranking tool in global higher education and research / Frans van Vught and Frank Ziegele
15. Towards an international assessment of higher education learning outcomes: the OECD-led AHELO initiative / Richard Yelland and Rodrigo Castañeda Valle.
Includes bibliographical references.
Marope, P. T. M. (Priscilla Toka Mmantsetsa)
Wells, Peter J.
Hazelkorn, Ellen.
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