Assessment for Accountability
Often done for accreditation (HLC) or college guides (e.g. US News and World Report)
What do we have?
Do we need these resources/services? Is more always better?
How often are they used? Could the resources be put to better use?
What do we need?
Must, Ought, Could system
What are students and faculty requesting? Are there new constituencies that we could serve within our mission?
What are we missing?
What new services would be used if we had them?
What could we eliminate if we really needed to?
What roadblocks prohibit maximum usage of resources or services?
Do we need to change our system?
Data are often collected for the sake of collecting data. Unused data have no value.