Team # 293 -- Abington Benchmarking Team
Abington College

April 1998

Objective

To benchmark and improve processes around undergraduate student career development and retention as part of strategic planning.

Team Membership

  • Karen Wiley Sandler, Sponsor
  • Dale Hollenbach, Leader
  • Jennifer Lukoff, Facilitator

Results Achieved to Date

  • Retention Outcomes

    Found that our Orientation and other specific retention intervention programs are the gold standard.

    Use institutional research process to produce a Penn State Abington Fact Book.

    Career Services Outcomes

    Develop a How-To-Manual for students planning to participate in an internship program at Penn State Abington.

    Develop a new pamphlet which explains all services available at the Abington Career Development Center.

    Each year, beginning with 1998, survey all graduates to determine:
    - if they are employed in their field of study, and
    - range of salary

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