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ERIC Number: EJ1102244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
A New Vision for Institutional Research
Swing, Randy L.; Ross, Leah Ewing
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v48 n2 p6-13 2016
A new vision for institutional research is urgently needed if colleges and universities are to achieve their institutional missions, goals, and purposes. The authors advocate for a move away from the traditional service model of institutional research to an institutional research function via a federated network model or matrix network model. When capacity is gained by having many hands involved, new opportunities are possible. A broader range of decision makers are supported by the institutional research function, and a student-focused paradigm emerges without degrading required reporting and basic management support. To this end, the Association for Institutional Research, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, created a "Statement of Aspirational Practice for Institutional Research". This statement focuses on student success as a core element of an effective decision-support system of management. The "Statement of Aspirational Practice for Institutional Research" makes student success a core element of an effective decision-support system of management. The authors encourage readers to re-enact the pilot testing of the Statement of Aspirational Practice for Institutional Research in their own institutions, districts, or systems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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