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By Gary D. Levy, Nicolas A. Valcik

While the time period benchmarking is average these days in institutional study and better schooling, much less universal, is a fantastic figuring out of what it fairly potential and the way it's been, and will be, used effectively.

This quantity starts via defining benchmarking as “a strategic and established method wherein a firm compares elements of its tactics and/or results to these of one other association or set of firms to spot possibilities for improvement.”

Building in this definition, the chapters offer a quick background of the evolution and emergence of benchmarking usually and in greater schooling particularly. The authors practice benchmarking to:

  • Enrollment administration and pupil success
  • Institutional effectiveness
  • The capability financial effect of upper schooling associations on their host communities.

They examine using nationwide exterior survey information in institutional benchmarking and choice of peer associations, introduce multivariate statistical methodologies for directing that choice, and examine a singular program of baseball sabermetric equipment. the quantity bargains a pretty good place to begin for these new to benchmarking in larger schooling and offers examples of present top practices and potential new directions.

This is the 156th quantity of this Jossey-Bass sequence. constantly well timed and complete, New instructions for Institutional Research offers planners and directors in all kinds of educational associations with guidance in such components as source coordination, details research, application assessment, and institutional management.

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Pryor, J. , Saenz, V. , Korn, W. S. The American Freshman: Forty Year Trends. Los Angeles: Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA, 2007. -M. Dictionnaire Philosophique. Geneva, Switzerland: Gabriel Grasset, 1764. Ward, J. ” College and University, 2005, 80(4), 7–12. Robert L. Duniway is an Assistant Vice President for Planning at Seattle University. 1002/ir 4 This chapter discusses the use of survey data to determine institutions for competitive benchmarking purposes. Using Institutional Survey Data to Jump-Start Your Benchmarking Process Timothy K.

In the remainder of this chapter, I will suggest ways to construct such a process for improving enrollment management. These suggestions will need to be adapted to the local context at each college or university, but attending to these measures will pay off for any institution where the goal is to educate students in an effective and efficient manner. Scope of Enrollment Management Enrollment management encompasses obvious functions, such as admission of new students, retention of continuing students, and student completion of and graduation from academic programs.

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