ERIC Number: ED433797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Reporting in Higher Education in the Nation and New York State. Briefing Paper for the Regents Committee on Higher and Professional Education.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Higher and Professional Education.
This paper describes the current climate of performance reporting in higher education for the U.S. and New York State. Since the 1980s, there has been strong continuing interest in making higher education more accountable to the public for the resources it uses and results it achieves. By 1994, almost all institutions in the nation engaged in formal self-assessment measures, although comparable information for different institutions was often difficult to obtain. Federal and state governments began to mandate performance accountability measures that would permit state and national comparisons in four areas of student concern: individual outcomes, key experiences, support services, and costs. By 1996, more than half of the states were involved in the issuance of higher education performance reports. This paper describes the major purposes of performance reporting, effectiveness, best reporting practices, and the most common indicators used. In New York, the Board of Regents and the Education Department called for statewide performance reporting in 1993. In the ensuing years, progress has been made toward this goal, although a coordinated student information system is still forthcoming. Differing opinions, institutional complexity, lack of coordinated data and lack of funds have slowed the process. Contains 75 references and 3 tables. (RDG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Higher and Professional Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York