7P4 Analyzing and Reporting Information
The institution collects, analyzes, and shares performance data through formal
and informal processes, including reports for IPEDS, the Higher Learning
Commission Accreditation Report, the Department of Higher Education, legislative
requests, annual reports such as the strategic planning
Report, each academic department’s Annual Unit Report, and Five-Year
Review. Interdepartmental committees, with administrative support, prepare
and disseminate these reports.
Informally, Western shares information across the system through a series of meetings, workshops, forums, and reports (Category
An example of how Western reports information is its
Annual Progress Report. Each section of this Systems Portfolio references strategic goals and objectives associated with the respective Category. For example, Western is maintaining a comprehensive research program in support of enrollment management, retention, student success, graduation rates, and professional and graduate school placement. Another example is tracking and measuring the quality of the applied learning experiences of individual students.