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  Effective Use of College Rankings:
     College Navigator in Taiwan
                    Dr. Angela Yung-chi Hou

             Dean , Office of Research & Development
 Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan
Director of Faculty Development & Instructional Resources Center ,
                Fu Jen Catholic University , Taiwan
                      APQN Board Member

                        March 11, Taipei


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    Popular use of global rankings by
              stakeholders
• Students are using ranking tables in their
  decision-making about where to study.
• Governments are taking advantage of
  rankings to know where to invest
• Scientists use them to know where to work
• Institutions use rankings to know where
  they stand and whom they can partner with.


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(Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation
       Council of Taiwan (HEEACT)

 • Leading QA agency in Taiwan
 • Operating program and institutional
   accreditation
 • Publish a variety of rankings
 • Endowed in 2005 with mutual funds of the
   government and 153 institutions in Taiwan
 • IREG member (International Ranking
   Expert Group )
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             HEEACT Rankings

• Two major rankings published by
  HEEACT
  – Performance Ranking of Scientific
    Papers of World Class Universities in
    2007
  – College Navigator in Taiwan in 2009




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          HEEACT‟s Performance Ranking of
      Scientific Papers of World Class Universities
                (by institution and by field)
• Biblio-metric ranking published first by HEEACT in
  2007
• 2010 edition has been published
• Goal: analyze and rank the scientific paper
  performances of the top 500 universities in the world.




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                Criteria and Indicators
  Criteria          2010 Overall Performance Indicators              Weight

               Number of articles in the last 11 years (1999-2009)   10
 Research
                                                                          20
Productivity
               Number of articles in the current years(2009)         10

               Number of citations in the last 11 years (1999-
                                                                     10
               2009)
 Research
               Number of citations in the last 2 years (2008-2009)   10   30
  Impact
               Average Number of citations in the last 11 years
                                                                     10
               (1999-2009)
               H-index of the last 2 years (2008-2009)               20
Research       Number of highly cited papers(1999-2009)              15
                                                                          50
Excellence     Number of articles in high-impact journals in the
                                                                     15
               current year (2009)
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      HEEACT Institutional Ranking
          from 2007 to 2010

                   TOP 100
70    62     60       57     56
60
50                                   Europe
40                    27     28
      23     25                      US
30
                                     Asia
20    7      6         6      6
10
0
     2007   2008      2009   2010

                                            7
      HEEACT Institutional Ranking
          from 2007 to 2010

                     TOP 500

250    211    214       215    221

200    170    163       163    159
                                      Europe
150
               77                     US
       68                75    74
100
                                      Asia
50

 0
       2007   2008      2009   2010



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Number of Top 500 Universities of HEEACT 2010
        Ranking in each Asia Countries

               Number of Top 500 Universities of HEEACT
   Countries
                               Ranking
   JAPAN                         28
   CHINA                         16
 AUSTRALIA                       10
SOUTH KOREA                      10
  TAIWAN                         5
 HONG KONG                       5
    INDIA                        2
 SINGAPORE                       2
  THAILAND                       1
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              College Navigator in Taiwan
                   Published in 2009
• Goal
   –     lead to a match between the student and the institution or the
         program that they‟re most interested
• Selection of Institutions
   –     69 4-year colleges and universities evaluated by HEEACT
         from 2006 to 2010.
   –     77 University of Technology and Technical College




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College Navigator in Taiwan- Step 1: Indicators




   Step 1:
 Choose the
 indicators


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  College Navigator in Taiwan- Step 1: Indicators




Step 1: Choose
 the indicators




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College Navigator in Taiwan- Step 2: Weighting




                                                  Step 2: Give
                                                 each indicator
                                                    a weight




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College Navigator in Taiwan- Step 3: Preference




                                         Way 1: Narrow down your
          Step 3:                        choices
        Decide the
        Universities
        you want to
         compare
                                         Way 2:Choose Universities



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 College Navigator in Taiwan- Step 4: Result




                                       The indicators you choose

                                                            The performance of
Our system will                                               each university
analyze the rank of the
universities according
to the indicators and
weights you decide




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College Navigator in Taiwan- Step 5: General l information




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  Some findings in Rank mobility of Global
                  rankings
*Hou, Yung-chi, & M. Robert. (Oct 19-22,
2010), “The Effective Implication of Global
Rankings in Making Institutional Strategic
Plans and Positioning for Building a World
Class University” . AC21 Consortium ,
published by Shanghai, Shanghai Jiao Tong
University, China.

* To explore the major factors of rank mobility in 4
major rankings
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Major factors for positions mobility
•     Staying on the top 30:
    –     Award of “Nobel Prize” is the most influential indicators to be on top 30 in
          ARWU
    –     “Academic peer review” in QS rankings,
    –     „Internet visibility‟ in Webometrics,
    –      “Citations in the last 2 years” in HEEACT ranking.
•     Moving into top 100:
    –      HiCi, N& S and PUB are the most influential indicators in ARWU,
    –      “Academic peer review” in QS rankings,
    –     „Size‟ in Webometrics,
    –     “Citations in the last 2 years and papers” and “H-Index” in HEEACT
          ranking.
•     Moving up positions:
    –     PCP, N& S and PUB are the key factors in ARWU
    –      “Academic peer review” in QS rankings
    –     “Visibility‟ in Webometrics
    –      H-index in HEEACT rankings

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Flow Chart of Implication of 4 Global Ranking on
Making Institutional Strategic Plans

         Technology/Internet International Reputation   Academic
         Excellence




      Short term(3-5 years)    Mid-term 5-15 years      Long-term(15~30years)


 Webometrics Ranking               QS Rankings              ARWU/Shanghai
                                                            Ranking




                              HEEACT Ranking:
 Used to inspect the quality and quantity of FACUTLY publications annually



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Future Development for Rankings

• Field / subject based ranking
• Varying ranking providers
• More interactive, multi-dimensional, personalized
   – CHE European Excellence Ranking
   – College Navigator in Taiwan
• Web-based
• Benefit student mobility
• Student survey

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Conclusion

• To achieve a good rankings is becoming
  more and more important
• Global rankings are increasingly being used
  as a tool for building world class
  universities and pursuing academic
  excellence



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Understanding How the Ecosystem Influences
the Performance of Top Research Universities
              by Jamil Salmi




                                               23
 2011 HEEACT International Conference &
         Workshop and IREG-6
  Internationalization of Standards in Higher Education :
       Accountability, Student Learning Outcomes and
        Collaborations in Quality Assurance Agencies
        Workshop: Graduate Tracking Mechanism
                       June 2-4, 2011




Academic Rankings and Advancement of Higher Education:
           Lessons from Asia and other Regions
                  April 18 ~ 20, 2012
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       Thank you for your attention

Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation
             Council of Taiwan
        Fu Jen Catholic University

            hou@heeact.edu.tw
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