April 24, 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Track 1: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Track 3: Student Engagement and Persistence
Track 5: Accreditation and Student Success
Lynnette Garetz
Senior Manager of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
Patten University
Conducting Comparative Analysis of Peers

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.

John Stanley
Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness
University of Hawaii - West Oahu
Jacqueline Honda
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
University of Hawaii - West Oahu
Assessment of Benchmarking Tools Used to Measure Student Success

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.

Jack Nasser
Assistant Professor, College of Graduate and Professional Studies
John F. Kennedy University