ERIC Number: EJ776191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 6
Taking a Fresh Look at Facilities Data: Lessons Learned
Coburn, Kari C.
New Directions for Institutional Research, n135 p107-111 Fall 2007
This chapter highlights some important themes from the previous chapters in this volume that will assist institutional research professionals and other higher education leaders interested in expanding use of facilities data in planning and decision making: (1) What you don't know can hurt you; (2) Operational systems are not designed to support ad hoc studies; (3) Talk data first, technology second; (4) Sharing your data makes it better; and (5) It takes skill and time to teach old dogs new tricks.
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Design Requirements, Formative Evaluation, Management Information Systems, Facility Guidelines, Operations Research, Shared Resources and Services, Guidance Programs, Higher Education
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Education Level: Higher Education
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