ERIC Number: ED350914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Primer for Institutional Research. Resources for Institutional Research, Number Seven.
Whiteley, Meredith A., Ed.; And Others
This book presents 11 papers which consider the central issues, methods, and resources for work in institutional research in higher education. The primer uses the idea of a "cookbook" or "manual" for its conceptualization, organization, and format. The chapter topics focus on what are expected to be the key issues facing institutional researchers in the coming years revolving around students and faculty issues, institutional subjects, and methods. Each chapter begins with discussion of the central issues of that topic, progresses through a background literature section to discussion of the data, analysis, and communication issues. Each chapter closes with a brief summary of the central points. Shaded boxes throughout provide starting places in a literature review. The papers are as follows: (1) "Persistence" by Michael F. Middaugh; (2) "Enrollment Management" by Craig Clagett; (3) "Student Impacts" by Jean Endo; (4) "Faculty Demand" by Michael D. McGuire; (5) "Faculty Salaries" by Richard D. Howard and others; (6) "Peer Institutions" by Deborah J. Teeter and Paul T. Brinkman; (7) "Diversity" by Daryl G. Smith; (8) "Environmental Scanning" by James L. Morrison; (9) "Total Quality Management" by Mary Ann Heverly; (10) "Academic Program Review" by Gary R. Hanson and Bridgett R. Price; and (11) "Cost Analysis" by Heather J. Haberaecker. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, College Faculty, Cost Effectiveness, Diversity (Student), Enrollment, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Research, Intervention, Peer Institutions, Program Evaluation, Research Design, Research Methodology, Salaries, School Holding Power, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Supply and Demand, Total Quality Management
Association for Institutional Research, 314 Stone Building, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-3038 ($14.95 prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research.
Identifiers: Environmental Scanning
Note: For a related book, see HE 025 892.