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ERIC Number: ED298867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-May
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The Relationship of Institutional Research to the Assessment of Institutional Effectiveness. AIR 1988 Annual Forum Paper.
Gentemann, Karen M.; Rogers, Brenda H.
The evaluation of "institutional effectiveness" is required by many accrediting agencies and mandated by some state legislatures. It was hypothesized that the degree to which institutions have mobilized to meet these new accountability demands is related to the existence of a formal institutional research office. To test this hypothesis, institutions that will be reaccredited between 1987 and 1992 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools were surveyed. Responses from the 167 institutions indicated few relationships between the existence of an institutional research office and the degree to which planning, research and evaluation were carried on as a part of ongoing activities prior to the visit from the accreditation team. The results are seen as raising questions about the role of institutional research in the accreditation process and in the evaluation of institutional effectiveness. Data analyses are appended in five tables. Contains 7 references. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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