Towards a Framework for the Monitoring and Evaluation of South African Higher Education
The responsibility to monitor and evaluate higher education is accorded to the CHE by the 1997 White Paper on higher education. It is also a natural outgrowth of this responsibility for the CHE to produce regular reports on the state of South African higher education. Finally, the ability of the CHE to provide informed, considered, independent, strategic and proactive advice on higher education issues to the Minister of Education depends on its capacity to identify the key issues and developments in higher education as well as in the wider society that may affect the higher education system. In all these regards, a strong capability to monitor and evaluate key areas of and issues in higher education as well as specific economic, social and political developments is vitally important.