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Miller, Abby; Erwin, Mason; Richardson, Samantha; Arntz, Monika – National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, 2016
The National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC) of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) commissioned this research paper to examine the postsecondary certificate program landscape and to extend the 2012 NPEC report, "Defining and Reporting Subbaccalaureate Certificates in IPEDS", which clearly identified…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Information Dissemination, Educational Certificates, Educational Trends
Borden, Victor M. H. – National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, 2011
The student full-time equivalent (FTE) measure has a long history in U.S. postsecondary education. Credit hours, contact hours, and their derivative FTE have been used as proxies for both student and faculty effort. FTE ultimately became a core measure for planning, evaluating and assessing human resource allocation within higher education.…
Descriptors: Full Time Equivalency, Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Education, Doctoral Programs