ERIC Number: ED125712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Institutional Research and Management Challenges.
Blai, Boris, Jr.
In the midst of insistent demands for accountability, self-analysis by all educational institutions has become an urgent necessity. Long-range, comprehensive planning is an essential prerequisite for coping effectively with the rapid changes taking place in education, and institutional research is an essential element in such planning. For an institutional research program to be comprehensive, it must embrace assessments within five major areas: (1) allocation of resources (fiscal allocations, personnel resources, and physical facilities); (2) student potential; (3) achievements (student achievements, instructional methodologies, student expectations, and institutional climates); (4) curriculum and program needs and priorities; and (5) college impact upon the community. In order to be most helpful to college executives and managers, the institutional research staff must work in close contact with the office of the college president and still maintain the detachment necessary to view the institution objectively. This paper reviews the role of the institutional researcher and presents the highlights of an actual long-range planning model used at William Rainey Harper College. (DC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual June Workshop, Junior College Council of Middle Atlantic States (Mount Vernon College, Washington, D. C., 1976)