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ERIC Number: EJ1160709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-9072
University Reputation and Undergraduate Education
Haldane, John
Scottish Educational Review, v48 n2 p101-107 2016
The issue of universities' reputations has been transformed by the development of international university rankings as well as by national publicly funded teaching-quality and research assessment exercises, and by independent discipline-based and institutional reviews and guides. Strictly speaking the attribution of reputational standing is not absolute but aspectual and there area number of different features in respect of a university may be well regarded. In guides and rankings, there is also an element of reputational a priorism based on shared assumptions about the nature of universities. It is worth thinking about these assumptions because they relate to what, I suggest, remains the primary role of universities, namely the teaching of undergraduates in traditional disciplines.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)
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