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ERIC Number: ED081809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-14
Pages: 28
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Collected Notes on the Connections between Institutional Research and Institutional Practice.
Wilson, Kenneth M.
This memorandum relates to some of the conceptual and operational aspects of the problem of establishing connections between institutional research activities and institutional practices. The first topic discussed is Appraisal of Institutional Research Activities and Needs, which includes an outline and several pertinent questions related to the following areas: distribution of course work, curriculum; field of concentration choice; graduate study and career patterns; grading systems and meaning of grades, evaluation of student achievement; retention-withdrawal patterns; student characteristics; analyses of student performance: correlates of performance; counseling and advisement; advanced placement and accelerated programs; trends and developments in higher education, normative information; public relations, institutional image; faculty characteristics and conditions of service; and student-faculty evaluations. The second topic discussed is Anticipation of Research Needs: Implications for Institutional Record-Keeping, which is followed by emphasis on the importance of establishing the potential implications for practice of particular "research projects" under the topic heading of Research and Practice. Then the contents of Student Personnel Data Rosters from the CRC Data Bank and one way of tabulating information from the roster are presented. Local Analysis of Research-Related Data briefly discusses the use by the member colleges of the CRC data bank, and the format for description of follow-up data in punched card format is provided. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: College Research Center, Princeton, NJ.