ERIC Number: ED308773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
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Using Alumni Outcomes Research in Academic Planning. AIR 1989 Annual Forum Paper.
Williford, A. Michael; Moden, Gary O.
A centralized, university-wide approach to collecting alumni information was established. The centralized approach provided information with greater potential for utilization, permitted comparisons among university units, and generated information on trends in alumni outcomes from year to year. All alumni in a given class are surveyed in order to generate a large enough response pool. The various uses of alumni research in academic planning are discussed, including: (1) assessing the effectiveness of the general education program; (2) institutional planning and budget review; (3) documenting the need for changes in programs or for new programs; (4) enhancing external funding by documenting alumni success; (5) accreditation review and self-study; and (6) develop and evaluate curricular changes. Contains 11 references. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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