October 7, 2015

When Rankings Rule Our Thinking | From the Bell Tower

Steven Bell

No matter how much academics express displeasure about college rankings, the rankings continue to multiply. Each new one claims to offer some advantage over the competition. Will higher education ever be able to bring ranking madness to an end?

Princeton Review Student Survey Ranks College Libraries

The Princeton Review released its 2013 college rankings in 62 categories, including ‘Best College Library’ and its counterpart, ‘This is a Library?’ Both lists are based solely on students’ answers to the survey question: “How do you rate your school’s library facilities?” They do not take into account number of volumes, circulations, or any other […]