List of government resources that may be useful in environmental scanning.
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.
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.”
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Criteria offers a completive award based on the level of institutional quality. Very rigorous.
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.
Dr. James Nichols coordinates the Institutional Effectiveness Associates. He is a leader in institutional effectiveness and offers worthwhile seminars.
Sam Houston State University has published analysis of their SWOT.
Alverno College is a leader in assessment of learning.