Wednesday, April 15, 2009

relative ratings

Interesting exercise today in our Enrollment Strategies meeting. We've been moving through a process of identifying short term (6 month) goals for increasing enrollment. Today's task was to rate and rank a set of goals using a system provided by our over-paid consultant.

I'm not convinced we used the rating tool correctly. There was some need to subtract points from a pre-established value of 16. I'm not sure what that value represents.

Regardless, we now have a rank ordered list of short term goals. Of the five we identified and ranked, I'm thinking only one will fall out.

Was the exercise useful? Yes, if only in that it forced us to talk through the relative importance of our short terms. The criteria were also interesting in that our discussions stretched beyond our typical gut reactions based on narrow perspectives.

Progress is relative.

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