Texas A&M unveils new accountability website
TEXAS — 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.