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What is a world class university ppt

  1. 1. Defining a World Class University Rick Van Sant Blackboard International
  2. 2. What  do  you  think  a     World  Class  University  is?  
  3. 3. Defining  the  World  Class  University   •  self-­‐declara=on   •  reputa=on   •  rankings  
  4. 4. Research  says  that  Scholars  think  that  it  is:     •  Excellence  in  the  educa=on  of  their  students;   •  Research,  development  and  dissemina=on  of   knowledge;       •   Ac=vi=es  contribu=ng  to  the  cultural,  scien=fic,  and   civic  life  of  society.     •  State  of  the  art  Technologies  
  5. 5. Excellence  in  the  educa=on  of  their  students This  goal  requires  outstanding  faculty,    high  quality   teaching  and  other    instruc=onal  ac=vi=es,  and   availability  of  good  libraries,  laboratories,  and  other   per=nent  facili=es  as  well  as  highly  prepared  and   mo=vated  students  who  serve  to  educate  through   their  peer  influence.  
  6. 6. Research,  development  and  dissemina=on  of  knowledge Refers  to  the  embryonic  iden=fica=on,  growth,  and   extension  of  concepts  and  ideas  as  well  as  their   transforma=on  into  applica=ons,  goods,  and  services   that  enhance  understanding  and  welfare  
  7. 7. Ac=vi=es  contribu=ng  to  the  cultural,     scien=fic,  and  civic  life  of  society Ac=vi=es  contribu=ng  to  the  cultural,  scien=fic,   and  civic  life  of  society  are  many  and  varied,  but   include  conferences,  publica=ons,  ar=s=c  events   and  forums  as  well  as  provision  of  services  (e.g.   medical  clinics  and  hospitals  or  museums)  that   engage  and  contribute  to  the  larger  community   including  the  regional,  na=onal,  and  interna=onal  
  8. 8. State  of  the  Art  Technologies Technologies  impact  all  aspects  of  a  University.    A   comprehensive  digital  business  culture  makes  a   technologically  enhanced  learning  environment   more  easily  accepted  by  the  professoriate.  
  9. 9. how  do  you  recognize    a  world-­‐class  university?   •  everyone  wants  one   •  no  one  knows  what  it  is   •  no  one  knows  how  to  get  one    
  10. 10. Characteris7cs  of  a  World-­‐Class  University   Alignment  of  Key  Factors   Concentration of Talent   Students Teaching Staff Researchers         Abundant Resources Graduates   WCU Public Budget Resources Endowment Revenues Tuition Fees Research Grants     Research Output   Technology Transfer   Supportive Regulatory Framework Autonomy Academic Freedom Leadership Team Strategic Vision Culture of Excellence   Source:  Elaborated  by  Jamil  Salmi       Favorable Governance  
  11. 11. University Undergraduate Students Graduate Students Share of Graduate Students (%) Harvard 7,002 10,094 59 Stanford 6,442 11,325 64 MIT 4,066 6,140 60 Oxford 11,106 6,601 37 Cambridge 12,284 6,649 35 4,254 4,386 51 Beijing 14,662 16,666 53 Tokyo 15,466 12,676 45 LSE
  12. 12. interna=onal  dimensions   •  foreign  students   –  Harvard  (19%)   –  Cambridge  (18%)   •  foreign  faculty   –  Harvard  (30%)   –  Oxford  (36%)   –  Cambridge  (33%)  
  13. 13. favorable  governance   •  freedom  from  civil  service  rules  (human  resources,   procurement,  financial  management)   •  management  autonomy   •  selec=on  of  leadership  team   •  independent  Board  with  outside  representa=on  
  14. 14.     the  path  to  glory   •  upgrading  exis=ng  ins=tu=ons   •  mergers   •  crea=ng  a  new  ins=tu=on  
  15. 15. UPGRADE   •  less  costly   •  challenge  of  crea=ng  a  culture  of  excellence   •  focus  on  governance   MERGERS   •  poten=al  synergies:    1+1=3   •  clash  of  ins=tu=onal  cultures   NEW  UNIVERSITIES   •  higher  costs   •  ge^ng  the  right  culture  from  the  beginning  
  16. 16. THANK YOU Rick  Van  Sant,  Ph.D.   rick.vansant@blackboard.com  

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