Institutional Research

Accountability

Indiana University Blueprint for Student Attainment

Indiana University East in collaboration with other regional institutions of Indiana University collaborates for mutual benefit through an initiative more commonly referred to as "The Blueprint". You may find out more about The Blueprint through the Office of University Regional Affairs.

Voluntary System of Accountability

The Voluntary System of Accountability is a voluntary initiative developed by the higher education community to meet the following objectives:

  • Demonstrate accountability and stewardship to public
  • Support institutions in the measurement of educational outcomes and facilitate the identification and implementation of effective practices as part of institutional improvement efforts.
  • Assemble and disseminate information that is transparent, comparable, and understandable
  • Provide a useful tool for students during the college search process

The VSA and College Portrait are sponsored by two nonprofit organizations in Washington D.C. - The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). More than 80 higher education leaders from 70 public institutions were involved in the development of the College Portrait. These two organizations represent over 5200 public institutions with over 7.5 million students and award 70% of bachelor's degrees in U.S. each year. Development along with start-up funding for this initiative was provided by the Lumina Foundation.

Institutions participating in the VSA construct a College Portrait. The data elements included in College Portrait were identified and evaluated based on input from student/family focus groups, feedback from the higher education community, and research on higher education.

For each VSA participating institution, the College Portrait supplies basic comparable information through a common web report. Information includes student and campus characteristics, cost of attendance, success and progress rates, campus safety, class size, student experiences on campus, and student learning outcomes.

Indiana University East college portrait can be found by clicking on the banner below.