UNI'S FAILURE TO TEACH CAUSES TEACHERS TO CHEAT--BENCHMARKS FOR UNI PRESIDENT MARK NOOK

1-11-18

Greetings UNI President Dr. Mark Nook, Iowa Board of Regents and all—

Poor University of Northern Iowa teacher training performance reported herein results in teachers cheating, as reported on the following link. 

IOWA'S REPORT CARD, SCHOOL RANKINGS AND CHEATING--333 DISTRICTS

On Feb. 1, 2017 , Dr. Mark Nook became president of UNI for a salary of $357,000 per year.   Performance benchmarks for UNI and new president Nook are posted herein, as well as Integrity and Operation Efficiency numbers.   For comparison, University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld’s and ISU President Wendy Wintersteen’s performance benchmarks and progress towards meeting them are respectively posted on websites http://www.iowalive.net/uiperformancebenchmarks.htm and   http://www.iowalive.net/wintersteenbenchmarks.htm .   Please pay special attention to the consistently poor performance of education in red, which is even worse at UNI.  It explains educator’s Jim Crow South treatment of students not responding favorably to ineffective teaching methods.  And it certainly justifies serious budget tightening at the 3 universities. They must demonstrate they are making better use of 10% less funding before getting more.

The benchmarks for UNI  President Nook, presented below, will be updated to provide numerical evidence of performance improvements accomplished as he takes charge and manages the university.  President Harreld selected and set the goal for U of I to achieve performance at 100% of Best National University level—which would be at 100% for UNI in the following table.  Harreld’s adopted metrics for UI are used for consistency and for lack of better performance metrics in use at UNI. 

The percentages in the following table show UNI’s performance towards meeting those National levels for the organizations and dates shown.  The numbers in red are disastrous for kids and taxpayers and  show exactly where the root cause of poor Iowa K-12 school performance resides.  It’s at UNI, the fraudulent prestigious source of Iowa education!!!  The root cause is embedded and fed by 1) university failure to teach teachers how to teach concepts (understanding rather than memorization) and 2) educator’s cult like belief that students are defective, not the educators and public schools.   Those facts are not new.

UNI PERFORMANCE LAGS BEST NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LEVEL--100%  

UNI PRESIDENT NOOK'S PERFORMANCE BENCHMARKS.  UNI COLLEGES AND ACADEMIC UNITS ARE  COMPARED TO THE BEST NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE.   THOSE IN RED NEED IMMEDIATE ATTENTION--SUCH AS CLOSING & MERGING IA STUDENTS WITH UI & ISU!!  Source:  Available Data Researched and Compiled By Iowalive  12-15-17

UNI COLLEGES, DEPARTMENTS AND SCHOOL

PERFORMING AT % OF BEST NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LEVEL (%)

11/1/15

11/1/16

11/1/17 NOOK   BENCHMARKS

5/1/18

11/1/18

5/1/19

11/1/19

5/1/20

11/1/20

   School of Kinesiology, Allied Health and Human Services

75

75

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Finance

70

71

71

 

 

 

 

 

 

College of Business Administration

60

61

61

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Mathematics

40

40

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

College of Education

25

25

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate College

17

17

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

15

15

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

12

12

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Teacher Education

11

11

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Special Education

7

7

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

4

4

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNI Overall Weighted Average

35

35

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

It would cost at least $.8 million to have academic performance measurement specialists prepare this table.

Numbers were derived using Iowalive's proprietary algorithms and database.  Anyone claiming to have better numbers is asked to provide them.

 

The following table shows UNI’s Integrity and Operating Efficiency levels, including the benchmark levels.  The numbers in the table are for comparison and for determining  progress and are not claimed to be absolute values.  

SIX UNI ORGANIZATIONS ARE IN SUBSTANTIAL NEED OF PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

UNI PRESIDENT NOOK'S INTEGRITY AND OPERATING EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE BENCHMARKS.  Source:  Iowalive  12-15-17

INTEGRITY INDEX SCORE RANK

UNI COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS

*AVG. INTEGRITY INDEX SCORE, Year-To-Date 12-1-17, BENCHMARK

AVG. OPERATING EFFICIENCY, Year-To-Date 12-1-17, BENCHMARK

% of  BUDGET WASTED Year-To-Date 12-1-17

% OF EMPLOYEES RESISTING NOOK HIRING

1

   School of Kinesiology, Allied Health and Human Services

650

65%

35%

<1%

2

Department of Finance

510

55%

45%

<1%

3

College of Business Administration

455

51%

49%

<1%

4

Department of Mathematics

410

52%

48%

<1%

5

College of Education

290

36%

64%

<1%

6

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

235

24%

76%

<1%

7

Graduate College

170

21%

79%

<1%

8

College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

110

15%

85%

<1%

9

Department of Teacher Education

55

5%

95%

<1%

10

   Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

17

10%

90%

1%

11

Department of Special Education

15

7%

93%

<1%

UNI Overall Weighted Average

270

33%

67%

<1%

Integrity Index Score Derivation Methods are Posted on Website: http://www.iowalive.net/integrityderivation.htm

Operating Efficiency Derivation Methods are Posted on Website:  http://www.iowalive.net/deriveopeff.htm

Correlation Coefficient for Integrity Index Score and Operating Efficiency is a Strong, Positive .99.  High Integrity People Despise Waste and Consider it Equivalent to Theft.

*Average on a scale of 0 to 1,000 tops, where significant integrity starts at 300, evil is at 250 and below.  Grand larceny scores 40. 

It would cost at least $400,000 to have performance measurement specialists prepare this table for UNI. 

Anyone Claiming To Have Better Numbers Is Asked To Provide Them

 

The National Conference of Teacher Quality was unable to assess the teaching programs at UNI because UNI refused to provide the materials required for an assessment.  Other Iowa teacher training programs did provide materials and were assessed by the NCTQ, with very disappointing results,  such as  with grades of Ds and Fs as reported on website  http://www.iowalive.net/regentuniversityfailures.htm . Numbers  in the above tables show UNI is doing even worse. 

UNI refers to itself as “prestigious” and obviously does not want anything to change that bogus perception.  What they fail to understand, of course, is that if they were really “prestigious” then the NCTQ assessment of their programs would support that opinion.  UNI wants to continue to blame students for poor results, as in the Jim Crow South, instead of taking responsibility for what it does and being held accountable for the results.

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