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By Gary D. Levy,Nicolas A. Valcik

While the time period benchmarking is general these days in institutional examine and better schooling, much less universal, is an effective knowing of what it quite potential and the way it's been, and will be, used effectively.

This quantity starts off by way of defining benchmarking as “a strategic and established process wherein a company compares features of its techniques and/or results to these of one other association or set of enterprises to spot possibilities for improvement.”

Building in this definition, the chapters supply a short heritage of the evolution and emergence of benchmarking ordinarily and in larger schooling particularly. The authors practice benchmarking to:

  • Enrollment administration and scholar success
  • Institutional effectiveness
  • The power monetary 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 singular program of baseball sabermetric equipment. the quantity bargains a fantastic place to begin for these new to benchmarking in better schooling and gives examples of present top practices and potential new directions.

This is the 156th quantity of this Jossey-Bass sequence. regularly well timed and entire, New instructions for Institutional Research offers planners and directors in every kind of educational associations with guidance in such components as source coordination, details research, software evaluate, and institutional management.

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