ERIC Number: ED457737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Institutional Researchers: Challenges, Resources and Opportunities. AIR 2001 Annual Forum Paper.
Delaney, Anne Marie
This paper presents the results of a study that investigated challenges institutional researchers encounter in their careers, resources for coping with these challenges, and the impact of the challenges on engagement in policy. Data were from a mailed survey sent to 304 institutional researchers in the northeastern United States to which 221 replied (73%). Results identify concerns about the amount of work, limited opportunity for advancement, and producing quality work within time constraints as the most prevalent challenges. However, those who have a mentor, strong professional network, and an independent job structure can meet such challenges more effectively and engage in policy development. (Contains 4 figures, 2 tables, and 10 references.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Coping, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Researchers, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Institutional Research (41st, Long Beach, CA, June 3-6, 2001).