Title

A Multivariete Methodology for Selection of Accreditation Peers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Publication Title

Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education

Abstract

This paper describes one college’s effort to identify peer institutions for accreditation comparisons. Previously, peers had been chosen subjectively. A cross-disciplinary faculty team first identified relevant data that could serve as the basis for a more objective method. The authors then constructed a spreadsheet that allowed exploration of alternative models evaluated according to a multivariate, phi-square performance measure.