ERIC Number: ED021810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
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Pilot Training Program with a Postdoctoral Internship in Institutional Research (1966-67).
Stecklein, John E.
A program of 9-month postdoctoral institutional research internships was sponsored by the Institutional Research Council of Eleven (IRCE)--the Big Ten and the University of Chicago. It was established to provide on-the-job experience in well-established institutional research units in selected IRCE institutions. Five carefully screened trainees became interns at the Universities of Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan State. Each director of insitutional research acted as a mentor for the intern assigned to his institution. Interns participated in on-going research projects, focusing on as many aspects of institutional operation as possible, e.g. academic program, personnel, students, and finances. They came together for 2 seminars, attended 4 professional meetings, and each developed 2 projects: (1) a plan for the establishment of an institutional research operation in his home institution and (2) a design for a project to be undertaken when he returned there. Mentors and interns made checklist evaluations of the program and the internship experiences, and each intern's projects were rated by the 5 mentors. Results indicated that the objectives of the program were generally realized. Included are program schedules, the evaluation checklists, and summaries of checklist responses. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Bureau of Institutional Research.