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Hoey, J. Joseph, IV – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1995
A study of program review at 156 community colleges shows that it is widely used for accountability and program improvement; that substantial use is made of results; and that key leadership support, organizational communication, a clear understanding of purposes, and frequent action on program review recommendations at all organizational levels…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, College Administration, Community Colleges
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Bennion, Steven D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
The level and caliber of athletics in some 2-year colleges equal or exceed that of 4-year colleges 30 years ago. Because of the nature of the two-year college, participation for its own sake should be fostered. Monitoring and reporting academic progress by athletes is important to program success. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Administrator Role, Athletes
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Moore, John W. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
Ensuring the integrity of the intercollegiate athletics program is a fundamental responsibility of the college president. The institutional research professional should lead in designing, coordinating, and maintaining an athletics information support system, and support staff should conduct analyses and prepare special reports as needed to shape…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Role, College Athletics, College Presidents
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Bogue, E. Grady – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1998
Discussion of quality assurance in colleges and universities looks at theories and definitions of quality; four approaches to quality (traditional peer review, the assessment-and-outcomes movement, the Total Quality Management movement, and accountability and performance indicator reporting); the moral and ethical dimensions of quality; and ideals…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Administration, College Environment, College Outcomes Assessment
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Maassen, Peter A. M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1998
The Dutch quality improvement model in higher education has successfully maintained the delicate balance between internal improvement and external accountability, but the faculty's clear ownership of the system (as contrasted with government ownership in some nations) has made continuous quality improvement a dominant feature of the current Dutch…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Administration, College Faculty, College Outcomes Assessment
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Serban, Andreea M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1998
Performance funding reemerged in the 1990s as a state budgetary method for complementing or replacing other funding strategies for public colleges to better promote and respond to specific policy concerns. It has the potential to correct some of the apparent flaws in traditional budgeting but is easier to define than to put into operation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Accountability, Budgeting, Change Strategies, Educational Trends
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Burke, Joseph C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1998
Eight common objections to performance funding of public colleges are presented and answered. The arguments focus on the complexity of higher education's goals, diversity of institution type, subjectivity of educational quality, relative power of the allocation amounts linked to performance measures, politics of resource allocation, cost of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Costs, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Objectives
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Keller, George – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1993
Four developments have made strategic planning and information-based management necessary in higher education: changing external conditions; demands for accountability; deteriorating financial strength; and need for changes in leadership roles. Although institutional situations and needs vary, what is most important is to learn to manage with…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Administration, Competition, Computer Oriented Programs