Subsequent to hearing remarks by Carroll University President Doug Hastad about “Changes at Carroll”, attendees heard a presentation “The end of the ‘gilded age’ in higher education” by Kevin Crockett (President of Ruffalo Noel Levit’z enrollment management division) about changes in post secondary enrollment trends. The August 27, 2015 Waukesha Freeman article is available online. In an earlier post (found here) I offered ten resources that may help an individual better (or put into context) the health of his/her academic institution. I actually enjoyed the consultant’s quality data-filled 69-slide PowerPoint presentation (though several of my colleagues’ reactions reminded me of the infamous “Death by Powerpoint” and “PowerPoint is Evil” internet compositions.
- CollegeScoreCard (click on link and try it) wonderfully introduces an important trend toward TRUE TRANSPARENCY in data sharing and a very useful interactive data base for comparing schools.
- the UW Accountability Dashboard similarly exemplifies this healthy trend.
- College Results Online is a third such gem.
- Colleague John Garrison just alerted me to this nugget which like glass, about which John’s new book provides a fascinating history, may enhance transparency.
…and here is a link to the U.S. Department of Education’s data base “trove” that drives the data base. Let all of us users use it wisely.