ERIC Number: ED102911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Higher Education Outcome Measures Identification Study. A Descriptive Summary.
Micek, Sidney S.; Arney, William Ray
This document is intended to inform NCHEMS constituents and other interested persons about the results of the Higher Education Outcome Measures Identification Study (OMIS) conducted by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems at WICHE in spring 1974. The purpose of the study was to help practitioners and researchers gain a better understanding of the outcome information important to different decision makers and accessible to them. It was intended also to assist in identifying a set of outcome measures for which data acquisition procedures need to be developed. The basic methodology used in the study was a self-reported questionnaire administered through the mail. The sample of persons surveyed included top-level college administrators and state-level decision makers. Their responses to the questionnaire were analyzed using descriptive statistical techniques and are shown in descriptive tables in this paper. It should be noted that while the descriptive summaries of the data represent the input of a large number of decision makers, in no way should they be viewed as standards. The document covers: the design of the study; administration of the questionnaire; response rates to the questionnaire; results of the study; concluding comments and references. Appendices include copies of the introductory letters, institutions involved in the study, and additional tabular displays of the survey responses. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.