ERIC Number: ED326283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
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An Assessment of How To Organize Effectively the Function of Institutional Research in the Mid-Plains Technical Community College Area.
Craig, Ford M.
In 1990, a survey was conducted of colleges in the Mid-Plains Technical Community College (MPTCC) area to determine the most effective organizational structure and staffing patterns for institutional research and to assess the kinds of information most needed. The survey instrument was mailed to 30 administrators in the Area Office and at Mid-Plains Community College and McCook Community College (Nebraska). Study findings, based on a 96.7% response rate, included the following: (1) 75.9% of the administrators felt that there was a need to organize the function of institutional research in the MPTCC area; (2) 48.3% supported an organizational structure consisting of one Area Office staff person with designated campus contacts, while 37.9% supported the appointment of individual campus institutional research personnel; and (3) over 75% of the respondents felt that the most needed and important areas of research were collection of data to influence state legislation, research to secure federal grants, needs assessments, public relations, institutional effectiveness and outcomes, and market surveys. The survey instrument is included. (GFW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.