Student Success and Institutional Metrics: Recent Clearinghouse Research on Student Completions

Student Success and Institutional Metrics

•Institutional success and student success are different things

•Institutions and students have fundamentally different views of education

•This has some important effects:
1.We mislabel a lot of student success as institutional failure
2.We try to shoehorn student pathways into institutional metrics
3.We don’t know what to do with shifting student goals
4.We can’t craft policies and practices that support students
5.We don’t know how successful higher education is, as a system

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