Cadet Metrics 2020
Posted on 05/11/2020 at 09:40 PM by Curt LaFond
CAP says it develops young people into aerospace leaders, but is that actually so?
Because we care about the cadets, we need to evaluate how well the Cadet Program is performing. While performance metrics will be useful as we try to attract donors, the main reason organizations evaluate their programs is so they can learn what’s working and how to serve people better. Program evaluation is not an exercise in Gotcha! but an effort to improve cadet life.
The short paper "Cadet Metrics 2020" introduces the cadet community to basic concepts that should guide this effort. Further, we propose ten Key Performance Indicators, each capable of being “rolled up” for a national-level perspective, and “drilled down” into for a wing or unit-level perspective. We hope this attempt to engage the community results in a consensus for the draft KPIs such that people start using them to improve Cadet Programs later this year.
Your thoughtful feedback about the short paper will be gratefully received.