Topic: Benchmarking With Peer Institutions
WSCUC suggests that institutions report measurable progress in relationship to their peers. This presentation describes recent initiatives at a baccalaureate university to identify peer and aspirant institutions. The presenters discuss the most commonly used methods and practices for peer selection and reflect on a process involving a combination of subjective judgment, politics, and statistics.
Institutions of higher education have greater challenges of demonstrating and measuring “student success,” which has lead to various uses of benchmarking tools that are utilized to answer these questions. This study takes an in-depth look at which strategies and tools foster higher levels of “success” in institutions of learning.