Compendium of Qualitative Narratives for Education Programming
Qualitative narratives such as Standardized Program Structure and Definitions (SPSD) Performance Narratives and Key Issue Narratives provide important information needed to help the Center for Education’s reporting. Qualitative narratives help us understand and communicate aspects of Operating Unit (OU) programming and achievements that are not easily conveyed through numbers. The three qualitative narratives most relevant to programming are the SPSD Performance Narratives for ES.1 Basic Education and ES.2 Higher Education and the Key Issue Narrative for Engaging Higher Education Institutions (EHEI).
This compendium provides clarifying instructions about what to include in each qualitative narrative. The compendium also provides formatting preferences (not required) to make it easier to use the narratives without the need for further clarification.