The Challenges of Creating a Ranking: A Colombian Example

  • Felipe Montes
  • David Forero
  • Ricardo Salas
  • Robert Zarama
Keywords: Academic ranking, quality assurance, performance indicators, information systems

Abstract

In 2015, as members and advisors of the ministry of education of Colombia, the authors developed an academic ranking with a multidimensional approach (MIDE), with the objective of measuring the quality performance of higher education institutions. Throughout the course of design and implementation of the model, they had to overcome different challenges, from issues of information and choice of indicators to the actual process of disclosure to stakeholders. In this article, they present five main challenges that they faced and the solutions they adopted for the design and implementation of the ranking. 

Author Biographies

Felipe Montes

Felipe Montes is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. 

David Forero

David Forero is lecturer, Faculty of Economic
Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. 

Ricardo Salas

Ricardo Salas is manager at the Quality Assurance for
Higher Education Office, ministry of education of Colombia. 

Robert Zarama

Roberto Zarama is full professor at the Industrial
Engineering Department, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. 

Published
2017-06-06
How to Cite
Montes, F., Forero, D., Salas, R., & Zarama, R. (2017). The Challenges of Creating a Ranking: A Colombian Example. International Higher Education, (90), 22-24. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2017.90.10006
Section
Latin American Issues