ERIC Number: ED116522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
IEP Analysis and Use: Single-Institution Data. Field Review Edition. Technical Report 73.
Byers, Maureen; Bower, Cathleen
A major effort of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems over the past few years has been the development of information Exchange Procedures (IEP) for a broad spectrum of colleges and universities. The motivation for this effort is the strong belief that the exchange and comparative analysis of data will lead to better information for addressing planning and management functions. This document is designed primarily for an audience of those who are well acquainted with IEP data and procedures, and who have implemented all or part of IEP. The examples and analytic procedures described here, however, do not depend on the exchange of information or on the comparative analysis of data across institutions, but rather are designed to illuminate institutional processes and to address planning and management concerns through use of the institution's own IEP data. Three types of data use are described and illustrated: (1) general descriptive narrative of the institution; (2) more detailed and quantitative descriptive profiles of the institution's departments and student major programs; (3) data use directed toward explanation in addition to description, i.e., differences in costs and in student outcome measures across the departments and student major programs. (JMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.