Publisher description for Measuring up : the promises and pitfalls of performance indicators in higher education / by Gerald Gaither, Brian P. Nedwek and John E. Neal ; prepared by ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, the George Washington University, in cooperation with ASHE, Association for the Study of Higher Education.


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Counter Reviews the background, applications and advantages of performance indicator systems. Discusses the effect of the quality revolution and the increasing call for public accountablilty. Describes the structure and impact of several U.S. and international indicator systems. Includes case studies, and trAnds and issues for the future.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Educational indicators, Universities and colleges United States Evaluation, Educational accountability United States