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Roberts, Darbi – New Directions for Higher Education, 2016
This chapter examines the underlying motivations behind why institutions and organizations decide to apply particular policies and practices. By applying a lens of five diffusion models--learning, imitation, competition, normative, and coercion--to understand these motivations, decision makers and implementers will make better choices for…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, School Policy, Educational Practices, Models
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Lester, Jaime – New Directions for Higher Education, 2016
This chapter describes the themes that emerged in this volume with attention to important policy implications on the federal, state, and institutional levels. Recommendations for future research are provided.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Policy Formation, Professional Identity
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Proper, Eve – New Directions for Higher Education, 2012
Most academic disciplines promulgate codes of ethics that serve as public statements of professional norms of their membership. These codes serve both symbolic and practical purposes, stating to both members and the larger public what a discipline's highest ethics are. This article explores what scholarly society codes of ethics could say about…
Descriptors: Ethics, Graduate Study, Norms, Behavior Standards
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Volkwein, J. Fredericks – New Directions for Higher Education, 2008
What is institutional research (IR)? One of the most widely definition of the institutional research is by Joe Saupe, who emphasized institutional research as a set of activities that support institutional planning, policy formation, and decision making. Institutional researchers and IR functions are embedded in the offices of strategic planning,…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Schools of Education, Policy Formation, Institutional Research
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Garcia, Marlene Linares; Sherriff, Rona Levine – New Directions for Higher Education, 2006
The state with the largest public higher education system in the nation takes important steps toward establishing a statewide accountability model.
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Finance, Postsecondary Education, Educational Assessment
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Votruba, James C. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2006
Northern Kentucky University shapes internal and external accountability efforts around its mission to meet the needs of the region.
Descriptors: Accountability, College Role, Economic Development, Social Change
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Hollenshead, Carol S.; Sullivan, Beth; Smith, Gilia C.; August, Louise; Hamilton, Susan – New Directions for Higher Education, 2005
Universities reported that when work/family policies were used, they often inspired loyalty and a sense of community among faculty. (Contains 4 tables.)
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, College Faculty, Personnel Policy, Higher Education
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Eyler, Janet – New Directions for Higher Education, 1984
Political factors that will affect whether quality issues can continue as part of the active policy agenda are examined, including the politics of comparative standards, quality improvement, institutional control, and specific quality incentives (admissions standards, performance funding, innovation, and targeted grants for institutional and state…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Economics, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality
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O'Neil, Robert M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 1982
No two administrators view the library in the same way, yet all university libraries will be subject to similar local and national influences in the next decade. Rising costs, new technology, external funding, limits on interinstitutional cooperation, and storage problems will be challenging issues. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Attitudes, Ancillary School Services, College Libraries
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Talbot, Richard J. – New Directions for Higher Education, 1982
Academic librarians must begin to see the budget for what it really is--the reflection of institutional intent--and act accordingly. It is no longer sufficient to regard the budget as a source of funds; it is a tool for implementation and decision. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Budgeting, College Libraries, Financial Support
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Osburn, Charles B. – New Directions for Higher Education, 1982
As collection development in each library becomes part of a larger process for regional and national planning of scholarly resources, it is critical that it also becomes part of the larger institutional development process, reflecting scholarly and instructional needs. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Libraries, College Planning, Higher Education, Library Acquisition
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St. John, Edward P.; Byce, Charles – New Directions for Higher Education, 1982
Possible further changes in federal funding and aid delivery systems could have highly divergent consequences for college enrollment patterns and management practices. Department of Education objectives and programs (SEOG, Pell grants, GSL programs, etc.) and change implications are discussed. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, Costs, Delivery Systems, Enrollment Influences
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Deitch, Kenneth M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 1982
The decisions an institution makes about tuition and student aid constitute its pricing policy and locate its market position. An analytical device called the "aid eligibility frontier" is used to analyze the current pricing system; potential problems are discussed. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Administration, Educational Economics, Eligibility
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Goldstein, Michael B. – New Directions for Higher Education, 1983
The historic concepts of open competition in the delivery of higher education and of strict regulation of telecommunications are undergoing changes that have consequences for the delivery of educational services. A new set of policies based on an evolving marketplace approach will result along with the evolution of interstate agreements.…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Federal State Relationship
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Corcoran, Robert J. – New Directions for Higher Education, 1983
The key elements of a capital campaign must be in place long before the campaign is launched. The three essential elements include: a clear and convincing case for support; leadership for planning, mounting, and conducting the campaign; and the cultivation, or persuasion, of appropriate donors. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Administration, College Planning, College Role
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