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ERIC Number: ED187243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
Institutional Management, Institutional Research: An Essential Partnership in Higher Education.
Blai, Boris, Jr.
Reliable institutional research is seen as serving as a valuable means of generating accurate, objective data useful in reaching sound management decisions in institutions of higher education. Institutional research is defined as the systematic, comprehensive self-study used by a college or university to improve the institution. Sound institutional research provides empirical information on student demographics, student growth, learning processes, educational practices, environment and community involvement within an academic institution. Staff, faculty and administration personnel can provide input on issues and problems of mutual concern by filling out questionnaires or analyzing records. It is suggested that a program/activities checklist for institutional researchers should cover such general topic areas as administration, admissions and enrollment, curriculum, faculty, finances, goals and objectives, instruction, students and public relations and development. Data assessment tests should generate separate sets of descriptive and inferential statistics. In formulating self-assessment tests for any academic institution, institutional researchers may initiate any or all of the following data collection methods: before-and-after evaluations, correlation studies, interviews, inventories, observer schedules, parallel samples surveys, opinionnaire polls, rating and ranking schedules, statistical data compilations and sample tests. A list of references is included. (DC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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