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Tuesday, August 4 • 17:30 - 18:00
Towards a Systemic Evaluation for Graduate Academic Programs in Mexico

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The level of development reached by a country is directly related to the quality level of the higher education offered in it’s institutions and universities, particularly the quality of the doctorate programs in which scientific research and innovation are promoted and can be demonstrated by reviewing the papers published in international journals and the patents registered which eventually become goods or services that allow more welfare for the population.

In Mexico, the National Council for Science and Technology is responsible of guarantee the quality of graduate programs by evaluating them periodically, but the institutions are in the process of acquiring abilities to evaluate graduate educational system in Mexico.

Papers reviewed so far, focus mainly in evaluation methodologies that were design for industrial processes in which quality is very well defined according to the features of the inputs that go through a standard process and produces a standard output. None of the papers reviewed mention what are the attributes of quality in academic evaluation which makes of this task a complicated and incomplete one.

An evaluation methodology should be designed from a systemic approach with a anthropocentric perspective since these are socio-technical systems in which human interaction is a very important element. As important as a methodology for academic evaluation, is to find a concept to include the systemic attributes required to consider an academic program pertinent from an anthropocentric perspective.


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Professor Ockie Bosch

President, International Society for the Systems Sciences
Professor Ockie Bosch was born in Pretoria, South Africa. He first came to Australia in 1979 where he was an invited senior visiting scientist with the CSIRO in Alice Springs. After one year in Longreach (1989) he emigrated to New Zealand where he was offered a position with Landcare... Read More →


Tuesday August 4, 2015 17:30 - 18:00 CEST
Reindeer Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

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