At the meeting, both guests valued the implementation of the Ranking and proposed ideas for its strengthening. The members of the commission shared the work that has been done in the working group in this regard.
With the presence of guests from the Ministry of Education and Confech, the commission that studies the strengthening of the Ranking of grades in the Admission System to universities resumed its work with a view to proposing formulas to deepen the effect of this mechanism in the process of entrance to the university. This, after the presentation of some preliminary proposals to the plenary session of the Council of Rectors held in Punta Arenas on April 25.
In this way, the Council's commitment to open the debate on the changes that are proposed for the Admission System is reaffirmed.
Guillermo Marshall, team coordinator, and members: Francisco Javier Gil, Eduardo Rodríguez, Jorge Hernández and Mariana González attended this session, held at Cruch's premises.
As part of its work plan, for this session the visit of Andrés Barrios from the Ministry of Education and the representatives of Confech Victoria Moreau, president of the Federation of Students of the Federico Santa María Technical University, Santiago headquarters; Andres Coublé, Vice-president of the Federation of the Catholic University and Leonardo Espinoza, president of the Federation of the Federico Santa María University headquarters.
The guests presented their views on the implementation of the Ranking last year as well as their expectations about the changes that could take place.
Andrés Barrios stated that the Ranking is a good instrument but that from Mineduc the opinion is that it requires adjustments. The students, meanwhile, valued it as a measure of equity and established that it can be improved by increasing its weighting in the university admission process.
The members of the commission valued the contributions received and pointed out that some things are already being worked on within the Council of Rectors. For example, the students pointed out that it was important to adjust the scale of the Secondary School Notes, a measure that was approved by the plenary session of the Council of Rectors on April 25.