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ERIC Number: ED491009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 47
Abstractor: Author
Measure Today, Here Tomorrow: Exploring IR's Role in Producing Indicators that Will Help Assure Sustainable Institutions and a Sustainable Society
Litten, Larry; Newport, David
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) (44th, Boston, MA, May 28-Jun 2, 2004)
Colleges and universities face a variety of challenges that come from our use of natural resources (e.g., energy, waste production)--the sustainability challenge--and maintaining trust among stakeholders--the accountability challenge. Corporations are adopting standardized reporting to address these challenges. We submit that Institutional Research should play a key role in helping higher education meet these challenges with an appropriate set of indicators. We trace the development of higher education's sustainability agenda and identify ways in which institutional researchers and AIR can make critical contributions to moving it forward. We identify key partners with whom IR should work and potential obstacles that may arise as we seek to secure the wellbeing of our institutions for generations to come. (Contains 15 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A