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Interesting Article...

Keith

Great article - thanks.
Frankly I'm amazed at how successfully universities have been at delaying the introduction of measures of outcomes. Though I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that they are good at arguing - it's what faculty are trained to do.
Keith "Former Faculty"

Paul

An interesting article. I recently asked a colleague of mine what his definition of a successful University was. He said (something along the lines of) "succesfully teaching students to think" I thought an interesting measure would be the number of students who, after graduation went directly into employment.
I am a researcher in a for profit University (non US) and quite honestly find rankings of little use when making comparisons, but ask a student and I'm sure they will find them of use. I think it all boils down to "what do you need the information for?" Ask 10 different people and you may well get 10 different answers.
I recently read that a couple of UK Universities are refusing to release some statistics because they believe the rankings game is not helpful and/or fair.
(Thank you very much for your articles, the are well written and on subjects that are of interest)

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