ERIC Number: ED450845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Indicator System Report.
Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.; Front Range Community Coll., Westminster, CO.
This report is a product of the implementation of a quality indicator system for Colorado's public higher education system. In 1999, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education established a core set of nine indicators, for which data were gathered and benchmarks were identified for measuring performance in terms of these benchmarks. The first portion of this report describes these nine indicators, presents institutional data, and provides benchmarks where applicable. The nine indicators include: (1) graduation rates and credits for degree; (2) faculty instructional productivity; (3) freshmen persistence; (4) achievement rates; (5) lower division class size; (6) approved and implemented diversity plan; (7) institutional support costs; and (8-9) and institutional-specific indicators. For example, Colorado State University's eighth indicator was percentage increase in federally funded research awards, and the ninth was rating of professional veterinary medicine program. Data for each of the nine core indicators constitute a baseline against which annual improvement or maintenance of achievements can be measured. In addition, where applicable, national or statewide benchmarks are used to measure achievement compared to institutions with similar characteristics. The second portion of the report describes a more extensive and comprehensive set of indicators for the eight statewide goals and twenty-three required institutional actions outlined in SB 99-229. (JA)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Indicators, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria, Institutional Evaluation, School Effectiveness, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://frcc.cccoes.edu/~IR/qireport/index.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.; Front Range Community Coll., Westminster, CO.