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Rallis, Sharon F.; Lawrence, Rachael B. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter introduces integrity and use as central concepts for judging research quality. Analyzing an illustrative case through the NRC Guiding Principles for Education Research and Terenzini's tiers of intelligence, we demonstrate the centrality of research integrity to use.
Descriptors: Integrity, Credibility, Usability, Educational Research
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Lisi, Bethany – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter provides a conceptual model that institutional research professionals can use to develop contextual intelligence of issues of interest in higher education with the use of case studies from peer institutions. The model draws from the metaphor of the "divided brain" and how the two hemispheres must work together with both…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics
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Kroc, Rick – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2015
This chapter describes a framework to guide collaboration between institutional research and other campus offices. Three examples are then provided to illustrate how the framework was applied successfully to actual projects.
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Collegiality, Cooperative Programs, Partnerships in Education
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Levy, Gary D.; Ronco, Sharron L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2012
This chapter introduces the concept of benchmarking and how higher education institutions began to use benchmarking for a variety of purposes. Here, benchmarking is defined as a strategic and structured approach whereby an organization compares aspects of its processes and/or outcomes to those of another organization or set of organizations to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Benchmarking, Concept Formation, Change Strategies
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Lillibridge, Fred – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2012
Benchmarking, when done properly, offers a lot of promise for higher education units that want to improve how they do business. It is clear that much is known, but still more needs to be learned before it reaches its full potential as a useful tool. Readers of this issue of "New Directions for Institutional Research" have been treated to useful…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Institutional Research
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Volkwein, J. Fredericks – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
Assessing student attainment in the major field of study is increasingly important to employers and accrediting bodies alike. Construction and manufacturing firms do not like engineers who design faulty bridges and airplanes. Marketing firms want to hire students who understand the difference between a niche market and a global market. School…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation, Case Studies
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Maxwell, Christopher J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
In late 2002 the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) at Purdue University began to seriously consider building a Web-based reporting system. Purdue had launched its first strategic plan the previous year and was under the leadership of a very data-driven president; unit-level (colleges, schools, administrative areas, departments, majors) data…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Case Studies, Graduation Rate
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Harper, Shaun R. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
Researchers have called attention to the racism and stereotypes experienced by black undergraduates on predominantly white campuses; provided evidence of how race-specific organizations and programs help neutralize the oppressive ethos of these institutions; and proven empirically that historically black colleges and universities foster more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Black Colleges, Qualitative Research
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Musoba, Glenda Droogsma – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2006
Evaluation can provide the assessment information for considering program change as well as be integral to the program design and pilot test of any new institutional intervention. (Contains 4 tables.)
Descriptors: Program Design, Program Evaluation, Inquiry, Program Development
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Luan, Jing; Zhao, Chun-Mei – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2006
As a tour de force, data mining is likely to gain wider use in the next few years. To facilitate this transition, we make several recommendations addressed to both institutional research professionals and the Association of Institutional Research.
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Enrollment Management, Educational Research, Data Analysis
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Raab, Lettie; Adam, Anthony J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
The authors outline how the University College (UC) model can serve as an effective vehicle for others.
Descriptors: Institutional Environment, Student Centered Curriculum, Models, Program Development
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Borden, Victor M. H. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
This chapter uses a case study to develop a set of contexts and conditions for improving the alignment of purposes of alumni survey research within and across higher education institutions. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Alumni, Institutional Research
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Porter, Stephen R. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
In recent years, college administrators have become concerned with survey fatigue among students and declining response rates. Some campuses have responded by implementing policies about who can conduct surveys and which topics are permitted. This chapter describes the development of such policies and provides valuable suggestions to campus…
Descriptors: Organizational Objectives, Research Design, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Policy Formation
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Mora, Jose-Gines; Vidal, Javier – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
This chapter addresses the opportunities and challenges of using alumni research in Spain.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alumni, Research Opportunities, Research Problems
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Junghagen, Sven – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
Institutions benefit from working directly with employers to adjust their curricula and qualification frameworks to ensure student success in labor markets. (Contains 3 figures and 1 note.)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Employment Potential, School Business Relationship, Business Administration Education
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