ERIC Number: ED225482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Student Evaluations of University Attainment on Key Performance Indicators. SAIR Conference Paper.
Williams, John A.
Efforts to integrate the gathering of student outcome data with the long-range planning efforts of Xavier University, Louisiana, a traditionally black college, are described. Attention is directed to the need for measurement of key performance indicators as perceived by students. Rather than soliciting students' views, their participation in activities was determined. That is, levels of student involvement in activities for which the university had projected participation (e.g., percentage registering to vote) were analyzed. Thirty key performance indicators reflect specific objectives regarding academic, student services, and administration. The importance of structuring the survey instrument to elicit responses directly associated with the performance indicators or objectives is addressed. The university's planning document was used as the source of survey items, since it provides clear and measurable planning objectives. Questionnaires were administered to 251 of the 923 students who completed pre-registration forms. Using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, the level of student involvement in key areas was assessed. These areas include: visiting an art museum, enrolling in a creative writing class, involvement in research, and exposure to standardized tests. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: SAIR Conference; Xavier University of Louisiana
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Institutional Research (Birmingham, AL, October 28-29, 1982).