ERIC Number: ED398805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
State University of New York Report on Performance Indicators.
New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.
This document presents an audit of the State University of New York (SUNY) performance indicator measurement and reporting process for the period January 1, 1993 through September 29, 1995 in relation to goals established for SUNY in 1991 (SUNY 2000) and a first performance report in 1994. The objectives of this audit were to determine the following: whether SUNY's reporting of performance indicators was comparable to that of similar institutions; whether SUNY obtained input from key users of the 1994 report; whether the indicators measure progress toward SUNY 2000 goals; and whether SUNY's internal controls are adequate to ensure performance data accuracy. The audit found that the production of SUNY's first report was an admirable achievement but could be more useful if SUNY: (1) ensures that indicators measure progress toward specific SUNY 2000 goals; (2) reports more outcome indicators; (3) ensures that indicators reflect the input of key report users; and (4) formalizes its documentation and quality control process to ensure data accuracy. Individual sections of this report describe the audit's background, scope, objectives, and methodology, the relationship of the performance indicators to SUNY's goals, indicators of institutional quality, involvement of key report users in developing indicators, and quality control issues. An appended response by SUNY officials indicates they generally agreed with the audit's recommendations. (CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.