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://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/cep/acce/nilie/

Dr. James Nichols coordinates the Institutional Effectiveness Associates. He is a leader in institutional effectiveness and offers worthwhile seminars.

http://www.iea-nich.com/

Sam Houston State University has published analysis of their SWOT.

www.shsu.edu/~SACS/spcreport/environmental-scan.htm

Alverno College is a leader in assessment of learning.

http://www.alverno.edu/