ERIC Number: ED373662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Assessment of the Institutional Research Function. AIR 1994 Annual Forum Paper.
West Georgia College, a public, 4-year institution in the University System of Georgia, conducted an assessment of its institutional research function. The assessment design consisted of two distinct elements: an internal program assessment, and an assessment of institutional research as perceived by campus constituents. The assessment was undertaken as part of the activities surrounding the entire institution's review and reaffirmation of accreditation from the Commission on Colleges Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The assessment design for institutional research functions was developed in compliance with SACS accreditation criteria as well as the institution's goal of determining how effective the office was in carrying out its mission. The office developed a survey asking for evaluation on external reporting, faculty studies, student studies, academic operations, institutional studies, institutional effectiveness, and planning and coordination support. Results indicated that for the most part institutional research studies were reaching the right people with the right information at the right time. For the internal program review, the office established a set of goals and objectives to guide the effort. The office developed its own four-part model and established and defined program outcomes and expected results. (Contains 19 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum; West Georgia College
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (34th, New Orleans, LA, May 29-June 1 1994).