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Borden, Victor M. H.; Calderon, Angel; Fourie, Neels; Lepori, Benedetto; Bonaccorsi, Andrea – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2013
Efforts to develop common higher education data standards are expanding both within and across countries. The institutional research (IR) community plays a critical role in assuring that these efforts capture the diverse manifestations of the postsecondary and tertiary education systems and promote responsible comparisons. This chapter provides…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Data Collection, School Statistics
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Brennan, John; Williams, Ruth; Woodley, Alan – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
This chapter examines the current uses of alumni studies in the United Kingdom and outlines their challenges and limitations to informing policy and curriculum reform.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Alumni
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Stanley, Elizabeth C.; Patrick, William J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1998
Compares quality improvement and accountability processes in the United States and United Kingdom. For the United Kingdom, looks at quality audits, institutional assessment, standards-based quality assurance, and research assessment; in the United States, looks at regional and specialized accreditation, performance indicator systems, academic…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Administration, College Outcomes Assessment, Comparative Analysis
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Jongbloed, Ben W. A.; Westerheijden, Don F. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1994
Examination of the history of use of performance indicators in three European national higher education systems (Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom) suggests that their role at the national level is declining at the same time that institutions are moving toward more broad-based quality assessment strategies. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Outcomes Assessment, College Planning, Comparative Education