UMass President Promises New Accountability Report

Friday, November 30, 2012
The president of the University of Massachusetts is promising more "accountability and transparency" at the five-campus system. Robert Caret said Thursday in an address to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce starting next spring the university will issue a public report measuring progress in six key areas developed and adopted by the trustees. They include student experience and success; producing an educated citizenry; research and development enterprise; enhancing social wellbeing; good stewards of resources; and telling and selling the UMass story. The six categories will include 21 indicators to measure success, including the university's ability to improve student retention and graduation rates and increase external fundraising.

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