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Institutional ranking in a differentiated higher education in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Ntshoe, Isaac
dc.contributor.author Selesho, JM
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-23T06:29:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-23T06:29:35Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.issn 1753-5913
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1871
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Ranking institutions on a league table style is used either explicitly or implicitly by agencies to determine the excellence, performance and reputation of higher education institutions (HEIs). However, there is a growing concern that this tool tends to encourage the drift of missions, foci, purposes and specialisations of knowledge and skills produced by different HEIs globally. This article takes issue with the widely accepted practice of ranking institutions on a league table style. Drawing examples from South Africa, the article begins by describing the inherent drawbacks of league table approaches and proposes alternative forms of determining the performance of HEIs. This is followed by a discussion on South Africa, highlighting the challenges of league table styles to rank HEIs in systems where institutions are differentiated in terms of their purpose and mission, and how these might subtly encourage mission drift. The third section is devoted to the discussion and conclusion. en_US
dc.format.extent 774 580 bytes, 1 file
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher South African Journal of Higher Education en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vulume 28;Number 5
dc.subject institutional ranking en_US
dc.subject differentiated foci en_US
dc.subject mandates en_US
dc.subject U-Map en_US
dc.subject U-Multirank en_US
dc.title Institutional ranking in a differentiated higher education in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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