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Smith, Daryl G.; And Others – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1994
Five issues that emerge in institutional research when studying diversity on campus are identified: (1) the researcher is part of the change process; (2) in framing research questions, focus on the institution; (3) combining qualitative and quantitative methods can provide greater insight; (4) diversity touches all institutional elements and…
Descriptors: College Environment, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Institutional), Higher Education
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Baird, Leonard L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1990
Assessments of campus climates can be difficult and be accomplished by several methods, according to purpose. However, a well-designed survey can yield comprehensive and substantive data about the characteristics of people in the institution, workings of programs and policies, and interaction of these elements to inform institutional decision…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Environment, Higher Education, Institutional Research
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Edgert, Penny – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1994
It is proposed that a better understanding of campus climate may be a critical element in enhancing college and university diversity. Methodological issues associated with this form of institutional research are examined, and studies undertaken at Stanford University (California), the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of…
Descriptors: College Environment, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Environment
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Moore, John W. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
Ensuring the integrity of the intercollegiate athletics program is a fundamental responsibility of the college president. The institutional research professional should lead in designing, coordinating, and maintaining an athletics information support system, and support staff should conduct analyses and prepare special reports as needed to shape…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Role, College Athletics, College Presidents
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Haworth, Jennifer Grant – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1996
Discussion of the agenda for research and practice in graduate and professional education identifies and discusses five arenas for assessment; demand; admission criteria; program quality; persistence; and student learning outcomes. Specific questions to be addressed and additional considerations are noted for each arena. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Outcomes Assessment
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Haworth, Jennifer Grant; Conrad, Clifton F. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1996
A theory of program quality based on a new definition of quality is offered. Constructed on the basis of interviews with nearly 800 stakeholders in master's-level education, the engagement theory" advances a conceptual framework and a set of criteria, with indicators, for assessing graduate and professional program quality. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria, Graduate Study