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ERIC Number: ED453286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Institutional Research Office in the Institutional Accreditation Self-Study Process.
Zikopoulos, Marianthi; Hourigan, Christopher
The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) is uniquely poised to assist an institution of higher education in conducting an effective, efficient, and meaningful self-study for reaccreditation. Drawing on the experiences of William Paterson University, New Jersey, this paper describes the steps an OIR can take to help ensure that the self-study process is successful. William Paterson University is in the first stage of the 20-year reaccreditation process, a period in which the University must conduct a self-study and prepare a detailed report. Before the self-study, the IOR should collect and maintain accurate data and serve as a source of institutional data for internal and external purposes. This data should be based on ongoing assessment that is relevant to the self-study process. The OIR must learn the data requirements of the various subcommittees early in the self-study so that it can provide the needed support. The OIR then can prepare a customized list of data resources for each subcommittee and can serve as a clearinghouse for the subcommittees. After the self-study, the IOR can work to fill any data gaps during the period before the accreditation team visits. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A