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Boylan, Hunter R.; Bonham, Barbara S.; Tafari, Gamba Nwachi – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
Developmental education programs can use innovative ways to improve minority learning and persistence.
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Developmental Programs, Minority Groups, Academic Persistence
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Raab, Lettie; Adam, Anthony J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
The authors outline how the University College (UC) model can serve as an effective vehicle for others.
Descriptors: Institutional Environment, Student Centered Curriculum, Models, Program Development
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Cabrera, Alberto F.; Weerts, David J.; Zulick, Bradford J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
This chapter discusses how alumni research can be used to inform key audiences about the impact of college on alumni, including the preparation of alumni for the workforce, alumni experiences as students, and whether alumni may be inclined to support their alma mater.
Descriptors: Alumni, Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Education Work Relationship
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Kennedy, John M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
Do institutional researchers need to get approval from their Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)? Are IRBs difficult to work with? This chapter explains the functioning of IRBs and offers suggestions for enhancing cooperation between IRBs and institutional researchers.
Descriptors: Researchers, Institutional Research, Organizational Climate, Organizational Theories
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Croninger, Robert G.; Douglas, Karen M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
Many do not consider the effect that missing data have on their survey results nor do they know how to handle missing data. This chapter offers strategies for handling item-missing data and provides a practical example of how these strategies may affect results. The chapter concludes with recommendations for preventing and dealing with missing…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Research Methodology, Surveys, Error of Measurement
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Yorke, Mantz; Harvey, Lee – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
In this chapter, the authors argue that alignment of higher education with workforce needs should be based on careful action by institutions to embed skills and attributes within instructional programs. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Labor Needs, Competency Based Education, Theory Practice Relationship
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Alssid, Julian L.; Gruber, David; Jenkins, Davis; Mazzeo, Christopher; Roberts, Brandon; Stanback-Stroud, Regina – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
Disadvantaged adult students need special support and clear pathways to economic self-sufficiency. Programs that support them require clear data and information about their success to move forward.
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Adult Students, Labor Force Development, Institutional Role
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Harvey, Lee; Voorhees, Richard A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
This chapter describes techniques and projects that most institutions need if they are to be viable in an increasingly competitive labor market. The authors assert that institutional researchers who increase their involvement in workforce development initiatives can become more valuable to their institution.
Descriptors: Researchers, Labor Market, Institutional Research, Labor Force Development
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Junghagen, Sven – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
Institutions benefit from working directly with employers to adjust their curricula and qualification frameworks to ensure student success in labor markets. (Contains 3 figures and 1 note.)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Employment Potential, School Business Relationship, Business Administration Education
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Lane, Jason E.; Brown, M. Christopher, II; Pearcey, Matt-Allen – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2004
This chapter highlights some of the issues that need to be addressed when operating international campuses and provides a list of questions to help guide relevant institutional research. (Lists 8 online resources.)
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Institutional Research, Research Problems, Research Needs
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Theall, Michael – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2001
Responds to Abrami's proposals in "Improving Judgments about Teaching Effectiveness Using Teacher Rating Forms." Draws from comments made by members of an American Education Research Association special interest group and offers a personal perspective. (EV)
Descriptors: Evaluation Problems, Evaluation Utilization, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Summative Evaluation
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Abrami, Philip C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2001
Preceding articles in this issue, "Improving Judgments about Teaching Effectiveness Using Teacher Rating Forms" (Abrami) and "Can We Put Precision into Practices? Commentary and Thoughts Engendered by Abrami's 'Improving Judgments about Teacher Effectiveness Using Teacher Rating Forms,'" offered: (1) Abrami's proposals to…
Descriptors: Evaluation Problems, Evaluation Utilization, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Summative Evaluation
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Hagedorn, Linda Serra – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
This introductory chapter to this theme issue on job satisfaction among faculty and staff first reviews the faculty satisfaction literature and then discusses a conceptual model of faculty job satisfaction based on six life event "triggers" and three mediators of job satisfaction. Reviews how each trigger affects college professors and offers data…
Descriptors: Career Development, College Faculty, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Nyquist, Julie G.; Hitchcock, Maurice A.; Teherani, Arianne – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
Describes the challenges and elements of satisfaction in academic medicine. Proposes a model of academic faculty satisfaction which postulates that organizational, job-related, and personal factors combine to develop self-knowledge, social knowledge, and satisfaction with outcomes of productivity, retention, and learner-patient satisfaction. (DB)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Medical Education, Medical School Faculty
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Laden, Berta Vigil; Hagedorn, Linda Serra – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
Discusses satisfaction and issues pertaining to job retention among college faculty of color. Considers their satisfaction in environments where they are a minority, their perseverance and survival in tenure and promotion, reactions to a nonsupportive environment, and specific factors contributing to job satisfaction. Concludes that faculty of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Minority Group Teachers
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