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ERIC Number: EJ822336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1068-610X
The Role of Institutional Research in the Comprehensive Community College
Walleri, R. Dan
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, v11 n1 p49-56 Fall 2003
This essay builds on and extends scholarly discussion of the role and functions of Institutional Research (IR), especially with regard to the community college. As institutional "conscience," the primary value of IR is assisting in the identification of organizational weaknesses and challenges and helping to convert weaknesses into strengths and challenges into opportunities. The traditional direct and support functions of IR are reviewed, including federal and state reporting, enrollment analysis, strategic planning, institutional effectiveness and educational assessment. Given declining state support, increasing competition and changing technology, among other factors, it is argued that IR needs to play an additional role--helping to identify a college's competitive advantage and marshalling the will and resources to advance their mission in challenging times. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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