Improving the PSE ranking system

May 16, 2012

Writing as a guest blogger for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Ellen Hazelkorn challenges the current PSE ranking system and their emphasis on individual institutions rather than on the system as a whole. Hazelkorn argues that governments and administrators should rely on benchmarking, or using comparisons with peer institutions to constantly improve, rather than emphasizing quantifiable ranking, which "establishes a hierarchy of performance." Hazelkorn believes that broad evaluations, such as the QS rankings and the U21 rankings, are a step in the right direction as they examine the entire system to evaluate how well PSE institutions serve their communities. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free access)