ERIC Number: ED359998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May-18
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A Report on the KAIR Survey of Information Sharing Needs.
Koppel, Sheree P.; Osborne, Jeanne S.
The purpose of this study was to assess the need for information about transfer students of both "sending" institutions (schools from which students transfer) and "receiving" institutions (schools to which students transfer) and to assess also the institutions' capacity for and willingness to enter into data-sharing activities. The survey instrument was distributed to 97 Kentucky public and private postsecondary KAIR (Kentucky Association for Institutional Research) member institutions, of which 32 sent usable responses (a 33% response rate). Study findings, included the following: (1) "sending institutions overwhelmingly responded that their needs included specific demographics on transferring students, where specific students transfer, transferred student grade point averages (GPA's) at new institutions, degrees earned by transfer students, specific student persistence information, and the time required to complete degree programs; (2) much of the information required by receiving institutions is ordinarily available on student transcripts (except for an American College Testing program (ACT score); (3) 72% of the respondents felt that it would be permissible to share data, although such responses came with qualifying caveats, including concerns for student confidentiality, student notification about the release of records, and the need for specific guidelines; and (4) data-sharing needs are apparently more pressing for two-year institutions than for four-year institutions. The survey instrument is included. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Colleges, Community Colleges, Confidential Records, Disclosure, Higher Education, Information Needs, Institutional Research, Student Records, Student Rights, Transfer Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky