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DePaola, Tom; Kezar, Adrianna – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter describes the growth of contingent research faculty and postdoctoral appointments at research universities and research-intensive institutions. Literature that addresses the employment and professional environment of these workers is critically explored and a discussion of the implications for academic leaders and institutional…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Employment Practices, Literature Reviews, Employment Patterns
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Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2004
This chapter provides an overview of the literature on proprietary schools; the diverse students they serve, their distinctive educational characteristics, and an agenda for institutional researchers. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Proprietary Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Student Diversity
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Cantor, Nancy; Courant, Paul N. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2003
Reviews the multifaceted challenges facing public universities and offers insights into the potential educational consequences of overzealous revenue-based institutional management. It is vital not to lose sight of the essential elements of higher education in a concentration on finance. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Higher Education, Institutional Mission
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Kulik, James A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2001
Reviews the conclusions about student ratings of teacher effectiveness on which most experts agree, cites some of the main sources of support for these conclusions, and discusses some dissenting opinions and the research support for those opinions. (EV)
Descriptors: Evaluation Problems, Evaluation Research, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Test Validity
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Brinkman, Paul T. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
Introduces this topical issue on costs in higher education with an overview of the economics of higher education. Considers various types of supplier costs (opportunity versus accounting costs), various ways of determining costs (cost accounting, statistical estimation, and modeling), and factors that influence supplier costs (environmental…
Descriptors: Costs, Educational Economics, Educational Supply, Higher Education
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Anderson, Janet E.; Guido-DiBrito, Florence; Morrell, Jean Schober – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
Reviews the literature on factors that influence job satisfaction, life satisfaction, inter-role conflict, and stress of student affairs administrators. Recommends restructuring the work environment to allow more flexibility, a better understanding of women's work experience, developing recruitment and hiring policies responsive to changing needs,…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction
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Cabrera, Alberto F.; La Nasa, Steven M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
Summarizes literature on the process that students and their families undergo when making decisions about college. Also presents a comprehensive model synthesizing this literature. (Author/EV)
Descriptors: College Choice, College Preparation, Decision Making, Literature Reviews
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Perna, Laura W. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
Reviews and synthesizes what is known from prior research about racial and ethnic group differences in college enrollment and identifies areas for intervention. Presents a theoretical framework for understanding such differences and discusses the appropriateness of an expanded econometric model for understanding the differences. Considers…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Cultural Differences, Enrollment, Ethnic Groups
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Scott, Robert A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1984
Additional readings concerning the two themes of (1) organizational effectiveness as a consequence of managerial action and (2) assessment of services seen as assessment of staff are presented. Sources on staff renewal as a form of staff evaluation are highlighted. (MSE)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, College Administration, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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Tierney, Michael L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1981
Instead of collegiate priorities determining resource allocation, the resource allocation process can often shape the priorities. Current approaches are reviewed with focus on (1) how different approaches to setting priorities accommodate lack of consensus on campus; (2) incentives incorporated into resource allocation approaches; and (3)…
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Planning, Decision Making, Higher Education
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Poulton, Nick L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1981
A summary of themes and observations in the development of management and planning techniques for colleges and universities is presented. Suggestions are included on how institutional researchers may assess changes in the management systems of their own institutions. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Planning, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education
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Christenson, Donald D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1982
The changing environment of higher education (economic conditions, students, the world of work) and its impact on higher education systems, educational programs, student services, faculty, and governance of colleges and universities are discussed. Institutions can reduce negative consequences by anticipating changes and developing strategies for…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, College Environment, College Faculty
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Tetlow, William L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1983
The effective communication of desired information between the generator and the user requires one to accommodate variances in decision-making style, behavior, and context. The premise that decision making in organizations follows the classic rational model is discussed. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, Data Collection, Decision Making, Higher Education
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Hearn, James C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1980
The varying impacts of alternative financial-aid policies and delivery procedures on colleges and potential students are considered. It is concluded that there is little that financial-aid policy itself can do to counter enrollment declines, but that individual policy innovations do have some potential to redistribute enrollment. (Author/JMD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Choice, Declining Enrollment, Delivery Systems
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Kelly, Robert N. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1980
The impact of student financial aid policies, programs, and procedures on private college enrollment patterns is discussed. Because state subsidies to public institutions create a two-tiered pricing structure in higher education, independent institutions depend on those programs and policies that encourage college choice rather than access.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Choice, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends
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