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Textbook Problem

Suppose you wanted to create an index for rating the quality of colleges and universities. Name three data items that might be included in such an index.

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

A quality index for colleges and universities should include diversity of the faculty and students. Another factor to consider is graduation rate. Contributions to society in terms of philanthropy or research should also comprise a quality index.

Explanation

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(This question requires a subjective answer, this is an example.) Colleges and universities could be rated along an index that includes a diversity rating for faculty, in terms of demographic breakdown, with minorities and women proportionally represented, as well as ideological balance as much as is practical. The diversity of the student body should also be considered as part of this measurement because exposure to different kinds of people benefits all by reducing ignorance and prejudice...

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