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By Gary D. Levy,Nicolas A. Valcik

While the time period benchmarking is normal these days in institutional learn and better schooling, much less universal, is a great knowing of what it rather ability and the way it's been, and will be, used effectively.

This quantity starts off through defining benchmarking as “a strategic and dependent method wherein a company compares elements of its procedures and/or results to these of one other association or set of organisations to spot possibilities for improvement.”

Building in this definition, the chapters offer a quick historical past of the evolution and emergence of benchmarking more often than not and in larger schooling specifically. The authors practice benchmarking to:

  • Enrollment administration and scholar success
  • Institutional effectiveness
  • The capability financial impression 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 think about a unique software of baseball sabermetric tools. the amount deals a superior start line for these new to benchmarking in larger schooling and gives 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 presents planners and directors in all kinds of educational associations with directions in such parts as source coordination, details research, software assessment, and institutional management.

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