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ERIC Number: EJ906167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0579
Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize: Maintaining Priorities in Periods of Transition and Reduction
Hughes, John
New Directions for Institutional Research, n147 p65-80 Fall 2010
This chapter describes the system office for community college institutional research (SOCCIR) for the State of Florida. The Division of Florida Colleges has a long history of providing reports that contain information on issues of interest to both the individual members of the system and the public. Fact books have been produced by the office for over 40 years, and articulation reports, indicating the movement of students from community colleges to the state's universities, for over 30 years. In the beginning, these reports were based on summary information supplied by each college and then compiled by the division office. Now they can be created directly from the student-level data submitted by each college to the SOCCIR. Florida has one of the oldest and most comprehensive educational data systems in the country. Since the early 1990s, Florida's colleges have submitted to the SOCCIR information on individual student demographics, courses, grades, placement scores, and awards earned. This information has enabled the system office to produce analyses and research reports based on unit-record data for more than 10 years. In this chapter, the author describes the responsibilities and structure of the system office and discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the office as it seeks to use the rich array of information available at the state level. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida