到底,是排名比没有好


通过故事 校长MIM湖runey,lp.d. ,在2019年10月21日下午12:00

This summer, Johnson & Wales University was temporarily removed from the U.S. 新s & World Report’s college rankings. It was the best thing to happen to the university.

Before I get into the reasons why, first let me briefly explain what occurred. Johnson & Wales is a multi-campus university with locations in Providence, R.I.; 北迈阿密, Fla.; 丹佛, Colo.; and 夏洛特, N.C. For one of the rankings’ subcategories, the university submitted data for the entire university instead of just for our flagship 普罗维登斯 Campus. Once we discovered our error, we immediately informed U.S. News. The punishment: Johnson & Wales was dropped, immediately, from the 2019 rankings. Six weeks later, the U.S. 新s rankings for 2020 were published and Johnson & Wales was included, ranking better than most in the Regional Universities North category and scoring well for Best 大学本科 Teaching, Best 高校 for Veterans, Best Value Schools, and for social mobility, a new metric that indicates how effectively an institution is serving its low-income students.

So why was being temporarily dropped the best thing to happen to us? For starters, it gave us the opportunity to step back and re-evaluate our decision to participate in this national ranking operation. Each year, the “news” of the U.S. News’ rankings is who receives the number one slot – Harvard, Princeton or Yale. Although Johnson & Wales is ranked in a different category, every college listed in any of the U.S. 新s categories has, or should have, one major goal in common: to educate and prepare students to become the next generation of leaders in their chosen field.

对于这些家长只希望“最好的”为自己的孩子无论在学校是他们的权利或拟合,数值排名晕死非常巨资在他们的应用程序提交和最后的决定。每年,作为一个高年级学生在招生周期参与,太多的好学校都是基于纯粹的忽视,他们是在排名。

这些排名的父母的角度不会被忽视。其结果是,花学校预算的显著量,以品牌和销售他们的机构不仅获得未来的学生和辅导员的关注,但也影响了互评调查认为美国从大学校长,学院院长和招生为他们的一个机构的学术质量评价的院长取得新闻。这种“专家意见”类别的六大因素之一确定一所学校,最好的大学排名。这些机构使用多种因素来指导自己的人力,财力和物力资源的投资,以及决定关于他们的招生和学术政策。 

Long ago, Johnson & Wales made the decision not to require standardized admission test scores as part of an application. In fact, in Johnson & Wales’ 105-year history, the university has never required SATs for admission, instead looking at a number of factors to predict a student’s success at our institution. Recently, more and more colleges and universities have been adopting an optional submission of SAT scores for this reason, even though as education writer Paul Tough noted in a September 10, 2019 纽约时报 文章,美国新闻美国最佳大学排行榜“奖励高校录取学生具有较高的SAT成绩;你承认的更多的高得分的学生,更好的美国新闻喜欢你。”

当我们再入院评估了我们的排名参与,我们考虑是否我们应该改变我们的一贯政策,要求SATS现在作为手段来提高我们的排名。我们知道像这样的重大变化肯定会影响我们的学生组成,两者最终,我们的预算。

最喜欢私立院校,我们是一所大学与基于收入明显我们从入学接受预算学费的依赖。在全国很多学校,尤其是在东北,高中人口下降作出了招聘更具挑战性的努力。 TOUGH在陈述了自己 纽约时报 文章,“如果你上升,对美国甚至一个地方新闻列表,您将收到来自明年的收成高老人的更多更好的应用。 。如果你的列表...。好了,愿上帝保佑你甚至落下一个地”让我们继续这个想法:如果你不是排名名单上,又算得了什么?

我们认为对我们来说,暂时排名将是我们的最佳利益 - 改变有关SATS我们的招生政策不会。我们提交了数据,被列入2020年的排名考虑。我们很高兴我们做到了。

有超过4000度在国内授予的学术机构。选择学院或大学出席这是一个巨大的,对大多数,改变生活,决定。研究和审查的排名列表,如美国新闻,更高华尔街日报/次教育, 杂志,帮助家庭排序披荆斩棘,确定哪些地区最重要的是他们,如第一代大学生,毕业率,或啮合教师的支持。

Johnson & Wales University has long believed in, and seen the results of, the transformative power of higher education, especially for students who are the first in their family to earn a college degree. 关于 29% of our students are first generation; for the first time, the 2020 U.S. News’ rankings took into account the impact on graduation rates for the portion of the student body who are the first in their immediate family to attend college. U.S. 新s predicted that our graduation rate would be 55% for the past two years; instead, JWU’s actual graduation rate was 60% for the 2019 rankings and 63% for the 2020 rankings.

今年,我们的教师排名第21位出114所学校中最好的本科教学类的地方大学北。 ESTA排名,基于我们对机构的投票,重在学校当教师和管理员都致力于本科生教学高质量的方式。

Johnson & Wales University will always aspire to be number one in every academic category, but in the end, we have determined that it is better to be ranked than not.

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