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ERIC Number: ED029627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 8
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Putting Institutional Research to Work in the Smaller College.
Stivers, Earl R.
The aims of institutional research should be to: (1) provide a basis for future planning, e.g., enrollment projections and criteria for accepting applications, (2) determine the effectiveness of space utilization, such as use of each instructional room, free hours of each, comparisons of class sizes with designed room capacities, discovery of duplication of small-class projects, (3) determine relative cost of various programs--cost per student served by each department and direct classroom cost per student, (4) determine the overall cost per student, including teaching supplies and other instructional expenses, allocation of space costs, general overhead, library, plant operation and maintenance, debt service, etc., (5) determine the efficiency of each college operation in terms of administrative costs, guidance costs, library costs and seating, auxiliary costs, instructional supplies, instructional expenses, instructional equipment, tuition costs, square-foot area for general purpose classrooms and for laboratories, etc., (6) know each student and his characteristics, such as sex, age, class in college, reasons for selecting the college, enrollment plan, educational aims, family income, parents' education, etc., (7) find the right program for each student, (8) help each student succeed in reaching his goal, (9) determine the reasons for student failures, (10) measure morale of the staff and students, (11) evaluate contribution to community. (RM)
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Identifiers - Location: Florida