ERIC Number: ED272113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Postsecondary Education Outcome Measures and Procedures: A Sourcebook for Administrative Research.
Lenning, Oscar T.; And Others
A guide to acquiring information needed about postsecondary education outcomes is presented for campus and state-level officials. Attention is directed to: over 200 outcome measures or indicators; standard definitions of each outcome measure; data sources and procedures to acquire data for each outcome measure; and suggestions concerning the potential user for each measure. An index is helpful in locating the measure and topics of interest. Included are guidelines for collecting, processing, analyzing, and using outcomes data and for coding, formating, keypunching/editing, and documenting/storing data. Categories for the outcome measures and procedures include: economics, provision of facility, event, or service; research and scholarship; art form and work; economic access and independence; economic resource, efficiency, and production; aspirations; competence and skill; morale and satisfaction; perceptual characteristics; personality and coping; physical and physiological characteristics; status, recognition, and certification; social activity and role; and student general and specialized knowledge and understanding. Appended are: the Outcomes Structure of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems; lists of occupations and educational programs, and the Higher Education General Information Survey Taxonomy. (SW)
Descriptors: Classification, College Attendance, College Graduates, Cultural Enrichment, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Processing, Definitions, Economic Factors, Educational Assessment, Information Needs, Knowledge Level, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, School Community Relationship, Student Evaluation, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.
Note: Revision and Expansion of a Field-Review Edition titled, "Outcome Measures and Procedures Manual." For related documents, see HE 019 556-557 and HE 019 561.