The Effectiveness and Efficiency of Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: 2010-2012 Baseline Results

This brief summarizes the results of two working papers that addressed the problem of using raw graduation rates and degrees produced per expenditure as indicators of effectiveness and efficiency. Institutional effectiveness is defined as the difference between an institution’s actual graduation rate and the rate that would be expected given the institution’s structural attributes, the types of students served, financial resources, and the geographical context. Institutional efficiency is estimated as the difference between actual educational expenditures and the expenditures that would be predicted from degree production levels, faculty attributes, and location. Highly effective colleges and universities are identified within each state.

Measuring the Efficiency of Postsecondary Institutions: A Regression-based Approach to Adjusting for Differences in Cost Structures

The Reliability and Validity of Using Regression Residuals to Measure Institutional Effectiveness in Promoting Degree Completion

2015 Annual Technologies Committee Meeting

Past, Present, and Future: Everything is Connected

The Annual Technologies Committee meeting brought together an intimate group of higher education chief information officers, technology experts, and information technology (IT) procurement professionals from across the Midwest on February 25-27, to address IT challenges, share best practices, and find innovative solutions. The annual meeting, Past, Present, and Future: Everything is Connected  contained some exploration around the committee's beginnings, current engagement, and future activities with guests Dennis Linster, former CIO for Wayne State College (NE) and former Technologies Committee chair, as well as Ron Kraemer, current vice president and chief information and digital officer for the University of Notre Dame (IN).