Subject Evaluation with Chinese Characteristics: Changes, Confusion and Outlet—Take China University Subject Rankings (CUSR) for an Example
Higher Education Research
Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2020, Pages: 68-75
Received: Apr. 14, 2020;
Accepted: Apr. 30, 2020;
Published: May 19, 2020
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Guotao Ma, Development and Planning Office, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China
Qinglin Jin, Development and Planning Office, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China
Fei Ye, Development and Planning Office, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China
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The ranking of subjects is attracting more and more attention from the government, universities and society in China. As the most representative and credible subject evaluation in China, China University Subject Rankings (CUSR) has carried out four rounds since the first round in 2002. Its evaluation purpose, evaluation content, evaluation main body, evaluation indicators and the use of evaluation results have also been gradually developing, revising and adjusting, becoming more detailed, multi-dimensional and optimized. With the influence of the subject evaluation, the number of participating subjects, and social attention increasing, CUSR is faced with several practical problems of being alienated in the process of specific operation and application of results: the evaluation itself is regarded as the purpose; the nature of the evaluation is disputed; the appeal for the scientificity of the evaluation indicators is improved; and the evaluation result deviates from the original intention. In order to better meet the strategic needs of national development and the practical needs of university development, the optimization path of subject evaluation is to build Chinese characteristics and realize Sinification, continuously improve the scientificity and credibility, actively learn from international experience and expand international influence, so as to serve subject construction and development, and promote the overall improvement of the academic degrees and graduate education in China.
Subject Evaluation, China University Subject Rankings (CUSR), Evolution Logic, Optimization Path
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