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5. A reflective researcher with skills in:
(b) Conducting research

5b3 Listing of Key Performance Indicators

In a brainstorming session of the Data Warehouse Steering Committee, the following Subject Areas were identified as needing to be included in the data warehouse. They are listed in alphabetical order.

    1. Applications, Acceptances, Registrations
    2. Class Sizes
    3. Costs and sources of funds for different mixes of students
    4. Deans' Statistics
    5. Donor Tracking/Analysis (Census Report)
    6. Faculty Load Analysis
    7. Faculty Productivity
    8. Market Segment Analysis
    9. Program cost tracking, multiple sources of income/revenue per student
    10. Registration Analysis
    11. Research cost tracking for various kinds of research
    12. Retention Analysis
    13. Student Achievement/Outcomes
    14. Student Aid Tracking/Analysis
    15. Viable Majors

In December, 1998, the Strategic Planning Committee invited Dr. Greg Wegner, a consultant from IRHE (Institute for Research on Higher Education), to come to Andrews and meet with various groups. He outlined a process for determing the "market segment" that an institution falls into. The IRHE formula uses the following four measures:

    1. Admit and yield rates
    2. Percentage of freshmen who graduate in 5 years
    3. Percentage of undergraduate enrollment that is part time
    4. Ratio of bachelors degrees awarded to total undergraduate enrollment

Using Andrews University data, the formula gives a rank of 5 on a scale of 1-7, which is probably the most difficult and most competetive segment to be in. (See my Notes from meetings with Dr. Greg Wegner.) During this visit, Dr. Wegner met with the President's Cabinet, the Deans' Council, and the Strategic Planning Committee. One thing that was very evident was the need for more ready access to data analysis capabilities.

Several additional indicators were identified in a meeting to work on a Knowledge Management Strategy for Andrews University. All the indicators that have been identified to date are in the following list.

    1. Accreditation
    2. Alumni Satisfaction
    3. Applications, Acceptances, Registrations, Yield Rates
    4. Class Sizes
    5. Costs and sources of funds for different mixes of students
    6. Deans' Statistics
    7. Demographics, external comparisons
    8. Donor Tracking/Analysis (Census Report)
    9. Faculty Load Analysis
    10. Faculty Productivity
    11. FTE Tracking (Human Resources)
    12. Grade Distributions
    13. Graduate Admissions
    14. Market Segment Analysis
    15. Program cost tracking, multiple sources of income/revenue per student
    16. Registration Analysis
    17. Report to NAD (Dallas Kindopp's comparative statistics)
    18. Research cost tracking for various kinds of research
    19. Retention Analysis
    20. Student Achievement/Outcomes
    21. Student Aid Tracking/Analysis
    22. Student Demand By Course/Section
    23. Student Satisfaction
    24. Viable Major

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