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Simon, Jason F. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2020
Information Technology (IT) and Institutional Research (IR) units working together with planning, a focus on collaboration, and a willingness to create partnerships can help accelerate their institution's efforts to improve the data landscape. This chapter includes an overview of the challenges facing these two functional areas, the benefits of a…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Information Technology, Cooperative Planning, Institutional Cooperation
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Hubbard, Dan; Freda, Augie; Swanagan, Andrea – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2020
Building a culture of data governance at a higher education institution involves collaboration across the entire institution. Before the creation of formalized roles to perform data management and data governance functions at colleges and universities, these functions were performed by traditional institutional research personnel. Documentation…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Data, Governance, Higher Education
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Crabtree, Gina; Wright, David – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2021
Wichita State University (WSU) began the SEM process in 2015 with a steering committee co-chaired by the university registrar and the chief data officer (CDO). Work leading up to and undertaken throughout that process and the implementation of the SEM plan it produced helped to form an extraordinary partnership between these two professionals.…
Descriptors: Registrars (School), Institutional Research, Universities, Enrollment Management
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Arellano, Lucy – Education Sciences, 2022
Higher education is in a moment of pause, facing an opportunity to transform or continue to perpetuate the status quo. The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the recognition of racial violence, has created an opportunity for institutions to question their own policies and practices. The purpose of this inquiry is to question the science behind…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Racial Bias, Statistical Bias
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Clune-Kneuer, Elizabeth; Klute, Paul; Chester, Timothy – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2020
Institutions have many unique cultures and organizational structures that can strengthen or inhibit the planning and implementation of initiatives to enhance data-informed decision-making, build supporting infrastructure, and align the necessary human resources. This chapter discusses different strategies for aligning resources and organizing…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Business Skills, Organizational Culture, Decision Making
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McKinley, Kristin; Dunnagan, Sarah – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2021
Institutional research/effectiveness offices are instrumental in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (D.E.I.) efforts. Ideally they have the knowledge, perspective, and network within an institution to impact practice, process, policy, and planning in order to guide the institution toward a goal of being fully inclusive. With an…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Organizational Effectiveness, Diversity, Inclusion
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Rubel, Alan – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
Despite widespread agreement that privacy in the context of education is important, it can be difficult to pin down precisely "why" and "to what extent" it is important, and it is challenging to determine how privacy is related to other important values. This chapter seeks to better understand the concept of privacy in…
Descriptors: Privacy, Educational Research, Moral Values, Institutional Research
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Appel, Michelle S. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
This chapter begins with an overview of the history of the Association for Institutional Research's use of ethical guidelines. The Association reworked these principles during 2019, the next chapter discusses the rationale and process for this rework. Next, AIR's new Statement of Ethical Principles is presented and discussed, and finally the…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Ethics, Guidelines, Professional Associations
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Shaw, Lindsay; Grose, Jill; Kustra, Erika; Goff, Lori; Ellis, Donna; Borin, Paola – To Improve the Academy, 2021
Educational researchers developed an online repository of effective practices contributing to or enhancing the teaching culture at multiple higher education institutions as part of a larger project exploring institutional teaching culture. The repository was designed to be a companion document to the Institutional Teaching Culture Perception…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Institutional Characteristics, Organizational Culture, Institutional Research
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Gagliardi, Jonathan S.; Johnson, Gina – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2020
Colleges have access to more data than ever before, and to unlock its full potential, the right culture, processes, and technologies are needed. Given the pressures now facing campuses, the demand for evidence-based approaches to strategy have intensified. As a result, more attention has been placed on the importance of the relationship between…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Institutional Research, Data Use, Decision Making
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Fu, Yuan-Chih; Chan, Sheng-Ju; Huang, Shi-Ming; Lee, Ya-Hui – Studies in Higher Education, 2021
Research productivity has been a critical issue in terms of academic development in higher education. In this study, we adopt a life-course perspective to examine the personal factors, mostly age-related, affecting research productivity in a Taiwanese research-oriented university. Covering a time series of 20 years, our dataset includes individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, College Faculty, Teacher Researchers
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Felix, Eric R.; Ceballos, Diego A.; Salazar, Rogelio; Vedar, Erin Nicole R.; Perez, Elizabeth Jimenez – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2021
As improving equity becomes prioritized in higher education, Offices of Institutional Research (OIRs) find themselves in a central position to identify and address educational inequities faced by racially minoritized students. However, their potential to serve as a catalyst for organizational change has yet to be fulfilled. In this study, we…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Equal Education, Higher Education, Minority Group Students
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Palmer, Iris; Carpenter-Hubin, Julie – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019
In this chapter, we walk the reader through a set of scenarios that administrators might face when using different types of data on campus. We also provide guiding questions to help institutional research professionals explore how to think about these scenarios with ethics in mind.
Descriptors: Vignettes, Decision Making, Ethics, Data Use
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Clavero, Sara; Galligan, Yvonne – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2020
This article explores research on gender and institutions for the purposes of informing analytical frameworks for research on institutional change with regard to gender equality in higher education. Drawing on feminist institutionalist studies that explore the relationship between gender, institutions and institutional continuity and change, the…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Organizational Change, Feminism, Higher Education
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Atchison, Eric S. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2020
This article outlines the impacts of COVID-19 on higher education and provides a contextual assessment of how higher education systems can provide support to institutions and stakeholders through a formulated planning process which helps identify, plan, and achieve strategic goals in response to fluctuating priorities.
Descriptors: Higher Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Capacity Building
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