Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Broadly stated, university accountability is ensuring well-defined institutional goals are achieved and incurring minimum cost. Institutional goals reflect social and economic needs of institutional stakeholders. Some variation of the state’s higher education coordinating board, a university board, and faculty senate are proxies for engaging stakeholders in institutional accountability. Costs reflect resource requirement to address complex endogenous and exogenous challenges that require strategies for allocating institutional resources, monitoring effectiveness of institutional strategies and, as necessary, adapting strategies to ensure accountability.
This paper examines these issues and recommends an organizational platform and analytical tools to administer institutional accountability. The approach originates from the quality movement proposed in the 1990’s by W. Edwards Deming for reinventing government as a customer-driven service and adaptations of the Federal Government’s Office of Management and Budget, Congressional Budget Office, and Government Accounting Office. Advantages of the proposed environment are an increased emphasis on institutional accountability, quantifying institutional risk, and reducing reliance on external consultants.
Elizandro, D., & Volpe, A. A., & Huddleston, D. H. (2018, June), A Systems Approach to Stakeholder Engagement in Accountability of Regional Universities Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--29740
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