Institutional Effectiveness

Description:

Institutional effectiveness can be viewed as comparing the university to other universities with similar characteristics. The University of Central Florida compares itself to large metropolitan universities. The exact group of comparison universities may vary with the aspects of the institution that are being assessed.

Benchmarking specific aspects of the university environment helps university administration determine areas that can be targeted for improvement. To see more about how UCF conducts benchmarking, click here: https://oeas.ucf.edu/benchmarkingresources.html

Groups such as U.S. News and World Report use benchmarking and other criteria to rank colleges and universities regarding undergraduate education, and targeted disciplines at the graduate level (e.g., Business, Education, and Engineering). One kind of institutional effectiveness may involve comparing ratings on each of these criteria to the ranking of other universities.

In addition to the information included here, we invite you to participate in events focused on Assessment listed in our calendar and to contact the Faculty Center for additional assistance.

 

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