ERIC Number: ED398959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
A Need Answered: An Executive Summary of Recommended Accountability Reporting Formats.
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Increasingly, community colleges and universities are called upon to provide comparable information on their students despite differences in institutional mission and student attendance patterns. To help colleges and universities respond to this need, the Joint Commission on Accountability Reporting was formed to develop uniform reporting formats. The Commission developed reporting conventions related to student advancement toward completing educational goals, costs, graduation rates, and transfer rates for all institutions and programs, as well as conventions related to licensure pass rates, placement rates, and full-time employment in related fields for vocational, occupational, and professional programs. In general, the main goal of the conventions is to make the reports easy to understand by the general public. In communicating student charges and costs, colleges should provide information on costs beyond tuition, as well as on available financial aid. Information on student advancement should include program completion, transfer, and graduation rates, incorporating part-time, stopout, and transfer enrollment into the whole enrollment picture. Finally, in reporting placement and full-time employment rates, colleges should use either the unitary method, collecting information on individual students through state employment records, or surveys of graduate cohorts. Sample tables for student costs, advancement, and placement and employment outcomes are included. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the Joint Commission on Accountability Reporting.