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Russell, Alene Bycer; Winter, Susan B. – 2001
This compendium is a guide to the major national data resources related to higher education in the United States. Designed to support quality educational research and policy analysis, the Compendium describes 100 resources, including general references as well as resources pertaining to students and learning, faculty and staff, finance and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Data Collection, Educational Finance
Pollard, Merriette – 1982
The design and features of a model minority retention program are discussed. Components of successful retention programs include: commitment to attract and retain minority students, ongoing sessions to sensitize the campus community to minority students, academic involvement, tenured minority faculty and staff, support services, and minority…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Change Strategies, College Students, Dropout Prevention
Rubin, Rebecca B.; And Others – 1983
Divided into two sections, this report describes research on the range and degree of assessment of students' communication skills in colleges and universities and includes the following findings: (1) of the 384 respondents from college speech communication departments, 45 reported using large-scale, uniform testing of students; (2) these…
Descriptors: College Students, Communication Research, Communication Skills, Evaluation Methods
Pratt, John – 1997
This history of the "polytechnic experiment" covers the period from the establishment of a binary British higher education policy in the mid-1960s to the passage in 1992 of the Further and Higher Education Act, which abolished the binary policy and the polytechnic sector, thus enabling the polytechnics in England and Wales to acquire the…
Descriptors: Administration, Adult Students, College Faculty, College Students
Sanders, Liz; Chan, Susy – 1993
Student satisfaction surveys assess satisfaction with various facets of the university and includes key sets of questions on programs and services, university learning and social environment, university mission and values, educational preparation, transfer intent, general satisfaction, attitudes toward coursework, and student demographic…
Descriptors: College Students, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Diversity (Student)
State Univ. of New York, Saratoga Springs. Empire State Coll. – 1984
Six individual case studies are presented that illustrate in greater depth how the Genesee Valley Regional Center of the Empire State College (New York) met students' educational goals as well as how these particular individuals challenged the academic program. The case studies provide a means to examine student learning and the center's search…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Educational Quality, Educational Resources
State Univ. of New York, Saratoga Springs. Empire State Coll. – 1982
This position paper was written to answer a series of basic questions frequently asked about attrition and retention at Empire State College (ESC), New York. The questions addressed in the report are: (1) What is the attrition rate at ESC? (2) How does ESC's attrition rate compare to other colleges? (3) Who are the leavers? (4) When does attrition…
Descriptors: College Students, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Research, Higher Education
Yost, Michael – 1983
The use of an integrated student information system (ISIS) to conduct institutional research at Trinity University is discussed. The types of data contained in the system, which has 59 files, include: student characteristics, recruitment, financial aid, registration, faculty load, and class scheduling. The data for students, faculty, departments,…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Software, Data Processing, Databases
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Ewell, Peter T. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1995
Approaches to college student monitoring have been shaped by changing contexts and evolving technical capabilities, beginning with retention studies and developing into fully relational databases for cohort tracking. Institutional researchers should know this history and be aware of the specific demands for information that future tracking systems…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Students, Computer Uses in Education, Databases
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Adelman, Stanley I. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1995
The evolution of the student tracking system at Amarillo College, a Texas community college, is chronicled for three stages: (1) early efforts; (2) participation in the development of a consortium-based longitudinal student tracking project beginning in 1986; and (3) more recent developments. Tools and techniques used at each stage are discussed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, College Students, Community Colleges
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Russell, Alene Bycer; Chisholm, Mark P. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1995
Development, structure, and uses of multi-institutional and statewide student databases at the state level are examined, based on results of a national survey of state higher education agencies. The issue of confidentiality is also discussed. Construction and uses of a multi-institutional system in Colorado are then described, and its advantages…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Students, Computer Uses in Education, Confidential Records
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Pagano, Marian F.; Terkla, Dawn Geronimo – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1991
Evaluation of the impact of prospective students' contacts with the institution is an objective of the admissions research agenda at Tufts University (Massachusetts). An annual survey gathers information on individuals who make inquiries but do not submit an application and on the parents of matriculating students. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Students, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Porter, John D.; Gebel, Melinda A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1995
Arizona State University has created longitudinal student files capable of tracking each student's curricular and financial aid history from entry until graduation. The structure of the files, their creation and maintenance, and their evolution over the years are described. Uses of the files to conduct different kinds of studies to inform…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, College Students, Computer Uses in Education