September 10, 2017

Measuring Up

Interested in quantifying the output of your academic departments? Here’s how you might do it without alienating your faculty.

An effort to measure academic units passes the test at Oklahoma State University.

At colleges where enrollment is stagnant or falling and public funding is scarce, some administrators have responded by measuring the financial viability of each academic unit.

Enrollment, finances, and more: Here are some examples of how colleges assess a department's viability.