Dr. Andy Jett, vice president of institutional effectiveness at Baker University, has been named to the University Benchmark Advisory Board for the 2019-2020 academic year. The board provides advisory support for the University Benchmark Project, which supplies four-year institutions data from comparator and aspirational peers, enabling members to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement. Jett was selected for the board because of his leadership in the field and long-standing commitment to promoting the use of data for continuous institutional improvement.
“Moving beyond the traditional data collected by U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, the University Benchmark Project digs deep into operational benchmarks to help schools use data to make smarter choices with their limited resources,” Jett said. “Each of the board members is working to find peer institutions to take part in the initial data collection.”
Using data for decision making allows colleges to compare their educational support services to national benchmarks so they can measure their effectiveness and support critical decisions with quantifiable data.
Jett has been employed by Baker University for 15 years, leading initiatives in technology, academic services, facilities, operations, strategic planning, and accreditation. Before assuming the role of vice president of institutional effectiveness, he served as vice president of strategic planning, academic resources, and chief information officer.
The UBP is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Stout and the National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute.