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ERIC Number: ED017251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 37
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Reference Count: 0
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AN INVESTIGATION OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH IN THE JUNIOR COLLEGES OF THE UNITED STATES. ABRIDGED FORM.
SWANSON, HERBERT L.
TO DETERMINE THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF JUNIOR COLLEGE INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH, 336 RESPONSES TO A QUESTIONNAIRE WERE ANALYZED, AND SIX INSTITUTIONS WITH RESEARCH PROGRAMS WERE STUDIED IN DEPTH. IN GENERAL, THE COLLEGES WERE CHARACTERIZED BY LACK OF FORMAL INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS, SPECIFIC POLICY OR BUDGET PROVISIONS FOR RESEARCH, ADEQUATE RESEARCH STAFF, AND PROVISION FOR EVALUATION OF RESEARCH. THE MOST COMMON USES OF RESEARCH WERE DECISION MAKING, CURRICULUM PLANNING, ESTABLISHMENT OF GOALS, PREPARATION FOR ACCREDITATION, AND PLANNING FOR FUTURE NEEDS. FINDINGS INDICATED THAT THERE WAS NEED IN EACH JUNIOR COLLEGE FOR (1) A BASIC PHILOSOPHY OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH, (2) ADEQUATE FINANCIAL SUPPORT, (3) DESIGNATED RESPONSIBILITY FOR RESEARCH, (4) INVOLVEMENT OF STAFF MEMBERS, (5) ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING FOR RESEARCH WORKERS, AND (6) EFFECTIVE USE AND DISSEMINATION OF RESEARCH FINDINGS. THIS REPORT IS A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE RESEARCH FOR THE AUTHOR'S DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (SEE JC 670 765) WHICH IS AVAILABLE AS DOCUMENT NO. 65-13,093 FOR $3.60 ON MICROFILM OR $12.60 IN XEROGRAPHIC COPY FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 313 NORTH FIRST STREET, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48107. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.
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