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The Institutional Establishment and Practice of University Evaluation in Taiwan -Based on the program evaluation in 2006
The Higher Education Evaluation& Accreditation Council of Taiwan
The purposes of this research are to find out the background and the objective of university evaluation in Taiwan. In addition, the higher education evaluation was formulated and executed in some developed countries. The institutional establishment, the practice and the problems of university evaluation in Taiwan are also included. Both literature review and comparative research methods are adopted in this thesis. Furthermore, this study includes analyzing the university evaluations of some developed countries, like the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan . There are several findings of the study. First, the university evaluation in Taiwan was set up due to the influences on the trend of few children and globalization. Then, the formation and practice of university evaluation in some developed countries, including America, UK and Japan could be our reference and examples. It also emphasized that every university should do regular self-evaluation, self-control and the Higher Education& Accreditation Council of Taiwan should be supervised. Besides, the university evaluation in Taiwan is run by regulations and the Higher Education & Accreditation Council of Taiwan, which is authorized to execute the process. However, the university evaluation in Taiwan has some following drawbacks in the process. The University Evaluation Rules promulgated by the Ministry of Education, excessing the authorization of the University Law. In the evaluation process, the Higher Education & Accreditation Council of Taiwan infringes upon university autonomy and deficient in objectivity or fairness. Universities get limited improvement from the evaluation mechanism in Taiwan. Hereupon, the study makes suggestions as following. The object of university evaluation should be the whole university instead of the department, and separate the evaluation policy from terminate universities. More institutions could be allowed to execute university evaluation. Besides, the Higher Education& Accreditation Council of Taiwan should be evaluated. For facilitating fairness of the evaluation, it is better to assign the retired professors or foreign scholars who have good reputation as evaluators. Moreover, if the evaluators have different opinion with the committee, they have right to issue the dissenting opinions about the evaluation reports.
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