Diagnosis of academic competitiveness and accreditation of educational programs of the Autonomous University of Baja California, México
Keywords:Higher education, Institutional evaluation, Educational policy, Accountability
Under the current policy that demands that higher education in Mexico should consider academic competitiveness and the recognition of educational programs within its planning, this article shows a diagnosis of all the 46 academic units of the Autonomous University of Baja California in its three campuses. In accordance with the institutional mission of this university, this article shows four indexes of academic competitiveness related to the consolidation of teaching and research of the entire university's teachers, as well as two indices of accreditation of undergraduate and postgraduate educational programs. With this information, the university is evaluated regarding the expected competitiveness, considering the particularities of the academic units that comprise it. The conclusion shows the importance of constructing diagnoses of this type in order to promote the knowledge of the institutions for purposes of feedback and planning, avoiding the possibility of ranking among universities.