The Monitoring of Monitoring: What’s Wrong with the Ministry’s New Approach to Supervision of Effectiveness of Higher Education Institutions’ Performance?
The article discusses the Monitoring of higher education institutions’ (HEIs’) effectiveness, which has been conducted annually by the Ministry of Education and Science in the last five years. The method of the Monitoring is based on the technology of collecting and systematizing information used by the state accreditation in 1997–2010. The reasons for the introduction of the Monitoring by the Ministry are described; the features of the performance indicators are justified by the state educational policy. A model of presentation of the Monitoring results in the league table format is suggested, which makes it possible to use its results more flexibly for the management of the higher education system. It also allows higher education institutions to analyze their positions and to form their own ways of the development.