Texas A&M Unveils New Accountability Website

Last spring, there was significant handwringing about the compilation, release, and amateur analysis of faculty productivity data from the state's leading public universities. But sentiments may be shifting: More recently, institutions have made moves to encourage public scrutiny of institutional data.

This week, Texas A&M University is making significant amounts of data easily available to the public on a new "accountability" website. Armchair investigators can use it to generate charts and look into topics such as student retention and graduation rates, graduate student stipends, research expenditures and more.

In December 2011, the University of Texas System also released an ...

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