UMass System Will Use New Report to Take Stock of Its Performance

The University of Massachusetts system will use a new report to track its performance toward achieving 21 broad goals, making that information available in a printed pamphlet that will serve as a report card of sorts for the institution, The Boston Globe reported.

The brochure will replace the statistics-laden reports that the system has released for years but that few people read, according to the Globe. Some campus officials raised concerns about the new tool, saying they didn’t want it to pit campuses against one another, but supporters say it will help the system prove that it is spending the state’s money responsibly. Instead of letter grades, the brochure will use imagery that has not yet been determined—possibly arrows pointing up and down, or red, yellow, and green lights—to track performance in certain areas.

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