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ERIC Number: EJ920892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0194-3081
The Community College IR Shop and Accreditation: A Case Study
Johnston, George
New Directions for Community Colleges, n153 p53-61 Spr 2011
This article presents results of a study the author recently conducted on the role of traditional institutional research (IR) offices in support of accreditation activities and institutional effectiveness. The purpose of the study was to confirm or disconfirm the utility of a theoretical model developed by Brittingham, O'Brien, and Alig (2008) of the role of IR offices in the accreditation process, based on a case study of two-year comprehensive community colleges across the country. Community colleges for the study were selected to capture possible variations based on size and location, including state and regional accrediting agency. All six regional accrediting agencies were represented in the sample, and no more than one institution from a state was included. The office of institutional research (IR) at a community college can provide valuable assistance in supporting accreditation and institutional effectiveness using this proven model.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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