ICC: Aggie Accountability Mechanism

Mitchell Taylor | ENDS 101 501

My concept is based on Goal 6, Strategy 6, Metrics of Action 2015.

"GOAL 6 Ensure public trust in Texas A&M University through open accountability mechanisms demonstrating efficient resource utilization and effective programmatic outcomes.

Strategy 6 Develop accountability and reporting systems that can be easily accessible to the Texas A&M community and our external constituents.

Metrics: Collect key data in a central web-accessible portal that can be accessed by both the internal and external stakeholders of Texas A&M University."

Textual Narrative Description

This system is essentially a web-software suite that collects data from students, faculty, and Texas A&M stakeholders, and acts as a forum for concerns. The system is most importantly an “accountability mechanism,” which would pragmatically give concerned parties a greater voice. The suite takes in ideas, suggestions, concerns, and questions and uses additional input to sort these items. With a consistent, concrete protocol for how input is handled, administration can react quickly and appropriately. For example, if a request garners the support of 3% of the student body, it could require an official response. If a request goes above 6%, it could require an official report and/or an action committee. If a request goes above 10%, it could require a formal investigation.



This innovation was prompted by Action 2015, specifically goal 6, strategy 6, metrics. Students have a lot to benefit from an accountability system, as well as the University as a whole.


This would require a lot of resources to implement on the scale that would be necessary. Mostly, it would require computing resourches, such as servers, information systems, development time, etc. It would also require substantial administration time. It would require some advertisement to gain the necessary user base.


There are already some accountability mechanisms Texas A&M employs. Several schools, such asThe University of Colorado, have similar information services. The problem with these services is they have little/no student interactivity. Students cannot request information, or easily communicate their concerns to the University.