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ERIC Number: EJ791434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0560
Institutional Research's Role in Strategic Planning
Voorhees, Richard A.
New Directions for Higher Education, n141 p77-85 Spr 2008
Institutions that have organized and centralized their data enjoy an obvious advantage in grappling with strategic planning and other issues. As the drumbeat for accountability, planning, and demonstrating effectiveness to internal and external stakeholders intensifies, the stature and importance of institutional research offices on most campuses have grown substantially. Developing actionable information intersects with the need that all institutions have to be strategic in their thinking. This article seeks to inform campus communities, including faculty and staff, and perhaps also institutional research offices themselves, about the elements of strategic planning that can be combined to create a strategic plan. Together, the techniques that are highlighted in this article form the basic foundation from which institutions can make rational choices about the future. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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