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ERIC Number: ED015744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 5
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GAPS AND OVERLAPS IN INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH.
ROUECHE, JOHN E.
INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH IN THE JUNIOR COLLEGES IS A RECENT DEVELOPMENT AND UNTIL THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ERIC CLEARINGHOUSE FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE INFORMATION, NO EFFECTIVE MEANS OF DISSEMINATING THE RESULTS OF THIS RESEARCH HAS BEEN AVAILABLE. CERTAIN GAPS EXIST IN TYPES OF RESEARCH, PROBLEMS STUDIED, AND FOCUS--(1) STUDIES OF STUDENTS COMMONLY EMPHASIZE PERFORMANCE AFTER TRANSFER, BUT DO NOT ASSESS CAUSES OF GOOD OR POOR PERFORMANCE, NOR DO THEY DRAW INFERENCES OR CONCLUSIONS. NEED EXISTS FOR STUDIES OF DROPOUTS AND TERMINAL STUDENTS. (2) CURRICULUM STUDIES TYPICALLY COVER DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS, SURVEYS OF OTHER INSTITUTIONS, SPECIFIC PROGRAMS FOR LOW ABILITY STUDENTS, AND FEASIBILITY STUDIES FOR NEW PROGRAMS. LITTLE EVALUATIVE RESEARCH HAS BEEN PERFORMED. (3) EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS ARE REPORTED IN DESCRIPTIONS AND STATEMENTS OF RATIONALE, WITH SOME ATTEMPT AT EVALUATION. (4) THERE IS EVIDENCE OF NEED FOR RESEARCH IN CLASSROOM TESTING. FEWER THAN 20 PERCENT OF THE UNITED STATES JUNIOR COLLEGES HAVE ORGANIZED INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS. INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH, NECESSARY FOR EFFECTIVE PLANNING AND EVALUATION OF PROGRAMS AND COLLEGES, MUST BE EMPHASIZED AND SUPPORTED. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN "JUNIOR COLLEGE JOURNAL," VOLUME 38, NUMBER 3, NOVEMBER 1967. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
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