In July 2018, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) launched a research initiative to develop a Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) framework that will help Higher Education in Prison (HEP) practitioners assess the impact of programs and processes. The final framework will be informed by an advisory council composed of HEP practitioners, researchers, and advocates committed to developing a common set of indicators that detail the impact of postsecondary education on re-entry outcomes.
Members of the advisory council bring different perspectives related to postsecondary eligibility, corrections, custody, learning outcomes, career preparation, and credential attainment. Each serves as a thought partner as IHEP researchers explore the significance of metrics and measures of quality. Convening such diverse perspectives enables historically-siloed fields to work collectively towards establishing robust standards of practice.
HEP KPI Advisory Council: