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Avaliação: Revista da Avaliação da Educação Superior (Campinas)

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RIBEIRO, Elisa Antonia. The current higher education evaluation public policy and the impact on the teaching profession. Avaliação (Campinas) [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.2, pp. 299-316. ISSN 1414-4077.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-40772012000200002.

This article briefly discusses the crisis of capital and the implementation of neoliberal policies whose intent was to contain the crisis of profitability. Taking these issues as background, we discuss the  higher education evaluation policy developed during Cardoso´s presidency, updating the debate on evaluation which occurred during the administration of President Lula. It highlights the general aspects of Law n.10.861/2004 that created the current System of National Higher Education Evaluation (SINAES) and reflects on the tendency of this policy, considering the creation by the government in 2008, of the Preliminary Program Grade, known as CPC, and the General Program Index, known as IGC. These indices are likely to change the formative logic of SINAES, generating in higher education institutions a "disbelief" with regard to the original proposal of SINAES. In the final part, the article presents, based on empirical research carried out in two HEIs, aspects of university teaching that are being modified and / or re-signified to meet the demands of the Evaluative State in accordance with the mode of production and the current evaluation policy. The results showed that some aspects of teaching are being changed after the results of institutional self-evaluation, namely, in private HEIs, the aspects relating to student- teacher relations, and, in public HEIs, the way of teaching a class.

Keywords : Policy evaluation; SINAES; Teaching.

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