Recommended Links

List of government resources that may be useful in environmental scanning.

http://www.usa.gov/
National Center for Education Statistics Where all the IPEDS data goes! Loads of data about anything you want to know about education. Includes a benchmarking site.

http://www.nces.ed.gov/

The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education provides interesting and informative reports 
on the national status of higher education. Check out “Measuring Up 2000.”

http://www.highereducation.org/

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Criteria offers a completive award based on the level of institutional quality. Very rigorous.

http://www.qualityexperts.com/malcom-baldrige.htm

The National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness is housed at North Carolina State University and was founded by Dr. George Baker, III, a pioneer in institutional effectiveness.

http://nilie.ncsu.edu/

Alverno College is a leader in assessment of learning.

http://www.alverno.edu/