ERIC Number: ED162605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-27
Reference Count: N/A
Effectively Supporting Academic Planning Through Institutional Research in the 1980's.
The primary role of institutional research during the 1980's will be the support of the academic planning process during a period of contraction and reallocation. Factors that will affect the ability of institutional research to effectively support academic planning are discussed, and criteria are listed for judging the extent to which the required support is provided. The sequence for developing support involves a directive phase in which the institutional researcher holds the initiative, a nondirective phase in which the academic decision-maker holds the initiative, and a shared phase. Marshall University's pilot implementation of the three phases of developing institutional research support for academic planning is described. The sequence of development for support was relatively successful and provides a model that may be generalized to other institutions. Appended are data on faculty, students, and instructional programs. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Marshall Univ., Huntington, WV.