By Gary D. Levy, Nicolas A. Valcik
While the time period benchmarking is normal these days in institutional study and better schooling, much less universal, is an outstanding knowing of what it rather skill and the way it's been, and will be, used effectively.
This quantity starts off by means of defining benchmarking as “a strategic and established technique wherein a company compares features of its approaches and/or results to these of one other association or set of corporations to spot possibilities for improvement.”
Building in this definition, the chapters supply a short heritage of the evolution and emergence of benchmarking usually and in larger schooling specifically. The authors observe benchmarking to:
- Enrollment administration and scholar success
- Institutional effectiveness
- The capability financial influence of upper schooling associations on their host communities.
They examine using nationwide exterior survey facts in institutional benchmarking and choice of peer associations, introduce multivariate statistical methodologies for steering that choice, and examine a singular software of baseball sabermetric equipment. the quantity bargains an outstanding place to begin for these new to benchmarking in better schooling and offers examples of present top practices and potential new directions.
This is the 156th quantity of this Jossey-Bass sequence. consistently well timed and complete, New instructions for Institutional Research offers planners and directors in all kinds of educational associations with guidance in such parts as source coordination, details research, software assessment, and institutional management.
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First, it is important to ensure that you are counting individuals only once as an applicant, admitted, and enrolled student for a given admissions funnel even when they submit multiple applications to different programs. If you are evaluating the admissions funnel for all new first-time-in-college (FTIC) undergraduates, a prospect that submits applications for five majors, is offered admission to two of these programs, and accepts and matriculates as a double major is still only one prospect who yielded one matriculated student.
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Benchmarking in Institutional Research: New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 156 by Gary D. Levy, Nicolas A. Valcik