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Evaluation and Self-Evaluation of Universities in Europe

Objective

The specific objective of the proposal is to improve the procedures of auto-evaluation and the knowledge of his impact on the performances of Universities in different European countries, and to develop a pluralistic and decentralized assessement of education establishments, teachers and administrative staff.

The key questions to answer are:

1) under what conditions the evaluation reenforces the performance of Universities?
2) what is the most performing form of evaluation?
3) are the universities and under what conditions important actor in construction of labour market for qualified work, in particular at regional level?

In order to fill its three objectives, EVALUE considers that case studies are the best methods. Five fields of evaluation will be covered:

1) external evaluation;
2) evaluation of education establishments;
3) individual and collective evaluation of teachers and of the administrative staff;
4) evaluation of the relationship between education, employment and economic development;
5) evaluation of effectiveness (diversity, history and of performance indicators).

In order to understand the dynamics of the evaluation process, and for each of the five fields, EVALUE will study: the decision to evaluate, the patterns of reference, the aims of the evaluation (diversity and hierarchy), the actors and the logic of action, the organizational conditions, the devices and tools, the stages and the cost of evaluation, the results of the evaluation and their diffusion, the impacts of evaluation.

The evaluation processes is compared in 8 countries in order to cover the Eropean Union from North to South. Periodic reporting. Final report presented and discussed with representatives of the European Rector Conference.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Université de Paris X (Nanterre)
Address
200,Rue De La République 200
92001 Nanterre
France

Participants (10)

Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Italy
Address
Via Domenico Chelini 7
00197 Roma
Horgskolen i Akershus
Norway
Address
105,Ringstadbekkvegen 105
1340 Bekkestua
London School of Economics and Political Science
United Kingdom
Address
Houghton Street
WC2A 2AE London
SIS Software per l'Istruzione Superiore Srl
Italy
Address
Via Maggiolini 4
20122 Milano
UNIVERSITY OF ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG
Germany
Address
4/V,kochstrasse 4/V
91054 Erlangen
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
7,Aleksanterinkatu 7
00014 Helsinki
Universidad de Barcelona
Spain
Address
171,Passei De La Vall D'herbon 171
08035 Barcelona
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Portugal
Address
Quinta Da Torre
2825 Monte De Caparica
Universidade de Lisboa
Portugal
Address
Alameda Da Universidade
1600 Lisboa
Universität Hamburg
Germany
Address
1,Edmund-siemers-allee 1
20146 Hamburg