Μεθοδολογικές προσεγγίσεις της αξιολόγησης των Ανωτάτων Εκπαιδευτικών Ιδρυμάτων: η ελληνική περίπτωση σε συγκριτική προοπτική
Methodological approaches of the university evaluation process: the greek case in comparative perspective
Ρούβαλη, Θεοδώρα Γ.
Over the last decades, the evaluation of the tertiary education has been radically transformed concerning its goals and methods, on the one hand, and the design and implementation, on the other. The emergence of the “digital economy” and networking, the modes of organizing the global economy, the mobility, the weakening of the national-state and the strengthening of other forms of political organization in parallel and the increasing interaction globally, have created the need for a new regulatory framework for the evaluation. The traditional approach, with its strong national and historical characteristics, is obsolete. The evaluation of the tertiary education is set in a globalized environment which demands the harmonization of the national systems or their replacement by a super-national one. In this essay, the two main trends in formulating the quality assurance systems will be examined. Furthermore, we are going to put their basic characteristics on paper as detected in the global ranking systems, the European Area of Higher Education (EAHE) and the Greek legislation. Finally, we end up with the conclusion that the coordination and the harmonization of the evaluation systems are necessary elements of an open and extrovert tertiary education. Nevertheless, the changes which are going to occur must not diverge or neglect the historical and institutional culture of a country, of a region or of an educational system.