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ERIC Number: ED168384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Organizing for Institutional Research. The AIR Professional File. No. 1, Fall 1978.
Ridge, John William
Suggested are concepts and ideas for organizing for institutional research so that it might become a legitimate and separate entity within higher education administration. The following three-way categorization of institutional research is advocated: institutional studies; management analyses; and periodic management reporting. The role of the institutional research office as it relates to institutional studies, management analysis, management information, policy development and implementation, office and institutional operations, and function by subject area is defined. Four organizational models for institutional research are presented (the bureaucratic structure, the systems structure, the collegial structure, and the political structure). The internal institutional research office organization is discussed, and an organizational prototype which serves to demonstrate how the considerations which have been discussed can be used to form a real structure is described. (BD)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Bureaucracy, College Administration, Educational Research, Flow Charts, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Management Information Systems, Management Systems, Models, Power Structure, Systems Analysis
Association for Institutional Research, 314 Stone Building, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research.
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