A quality college continually gauges its progress toward its goals so it can ensure that it will achieve those goals—arrive at its destinations—safely and on time or so it can make adjustments if warranted. It also continually gauges its success in fulfilling its other responsibilities that are discussed in Chapter 5. This chapter reviews some of many potential gauges of a college’s success. (See Chapter 6 for information on gauging success in ensuring your college’s health and well-being and for deploying resources effectively and efficiently.) This chapter provides examples, not recommendations; your measures must fit your college’s purpose, values, goals, and stakeholder needs, and the examples here may not.

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