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ERIC Number: ED130739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 4
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Implementing Institutional Research Findings.
Blai, Boris, Jr.
Although many agree that institutional research in higher education has come of age and is accepted as a part of institutional management, great variations exist in the extent to which institutional research findings are synthesized and utilized in management decision-making. A number of reasons can be identified as accounting for this phenomenon, among which are: (1) poor "selling" of the institutional research function to institutional leaders; (2) lukewarm support of the institutional research function; (3) failure to follow up after the report and/or recommendation has been made; (4) improper balancing of short-range problem solving and long-term considerations; and (5) existing constraints on executive management's decision-making alternatives. It should be noted that institutional researchers report to line managers who make the ultimate, binding decisions. Understanding and living within this framework of basic constraints and responsibilities is absolutely essential to any successful institutional research effort. (Author/JDS)
Publication Type: Books
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