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ERIC Number: ED140913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
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Institutional Research in Georgia Junior Colleges.
Davis, Cynthia L.; Sparks, June R.
Questionnaires were sent to the Academic Deans of all two-year colleges in Georgia in order to obtain information on the status of institutional research in those institutions. Responses were received from all 17 of the public junior colleges and from all but three of the eight private junior colleges. Results of the study indicated: (1) 14% of the institutions had a director of research, but only one individual served in this capacity on a full-time basis; (2) 10 institutions assigned the research function to a staff member as an additional responsibility; (3) 41% of the institutions reported no organized approach to research; (4) contrary to national trends, in Georgia, the commitment to research decreased as the size of the institution increased; (5) 44 institutional research studies were conducted in the year prior to the survey, which fell primarily under the categories of follow-up studies and data collection/interpretation studies and only secondarily in the areas of institutional planning and evaluation; and (6) only 35% of the Academic Deans felt the research needs of their institutions were met by the current allocation of personnel and staff to the research function. The study suggested there was a gap between the research needed and the actual institutional research being conducted which might best be met through the training and encouragement of existing staff as non-professional researchers. The questionnaire is attached. (JDS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia