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Laguilles, Jerold S. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
This chapter describes the background and process for collecting postgraduation outcomes data at a 4-year not-for-profit private college. The strategies, analyses, and reporting of this data-collection effort are highlighted with the use of a case study.
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Outcome Measures, Data Collection, Graduate Study
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Ma, Yanli; Kulich, James; Hu, Shouping – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2015
This chapter focuses on perspectives of external data reporting and their implications for institutional research offices and campuses as a whole. The authors examine a variety of uses for externally reported data and explore opportunities for using these data more fully across the institution.
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Information Policy, Disclosure, Accountability
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Chen, P. Daniel; Haynes, R. Michael – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2015
To whom should higher education institutions provide data, and what is the impact of transparency on institutions?
Descriptors: Accountability, Institutional Research, Higher Education, Data
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O'Leary, Lisa S. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2014
This chapter describes how canonical correlation was used in conjunction with an item response theory model to address the relationship between college students' civic engagement involvement and attitudes as undergraduates. The constructs of interest were students' participation in civic, political, and expressive activities, as well as…
Descriptors: College Students, Citizen Participation, Correlation, Program Descriptions
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Taylor, Barrett J.; Webber, Karen L.; Jacobs, Gerrie J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2013
While individuals in each country or part of the world face unique issues, many challenges facing higher education today are similar across the world. The great majority of higher education systems have grown in recent decades, enrolling far more students than they did in prior years and expanding their activities into new spheres such as economic…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Higher Education, Global Approach, Educational Development
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Bers, Trudy – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2012
This final chapter provides observations about institutional research in community colleges derived from the preceding chapters and the issue editors' own experiences. Taken as a whole, the chapters in this issue, as well as the editors' experiences, suggest several observations about institutional research in community colleges. These include the…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Community Colleges, Accountability, Resource Staff
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Bers, Trudy – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2012
Surveys and benchmarks continue to grow in importance for community colleges in response to several factors. One is the press for accountability, that is, for colleges to report the outcomes of their programs and services to demonstrate their quality and prudent use of resources, primarily to external constituents and governing boards at the state…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Community Colleges, Accountability, Surveys
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Volkwein, J. Fredericks – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
A diverse society has created a diverse education system, which in turn requires diverse and complex mechanisms of quality control. The diversity and complexity of the industrial, service, and knowledge-based economy, with its vast variety of occupations and dynamic labor markets, heavily influences the curricular structures and academic profiles…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Needs, Quality Control, Accountability
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Volkwein, J. Fredericks – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
In this chapter, the author proposes a model for assessing institutional effectiveness. The Volkwein model for assessing institutional effectiveness consists of five parts that summarize the steps for assessing institutions, programs, faculty, and students. The first step in the model distinguishes the dual purposes of institutional effectiveness:…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, Models, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Criteria
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Yin, Alexander C.; Volkwein, J. Fredericks – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
In both purpose and practice, general education in American higher education has experienced several recurring debates and national revivals. In a world with constantly evolving technology, students need a strong general education to be flexible and adaptable to the changes of the world. General education is an important component and requirement…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, General Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Definitions
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Prince, David; Seppanen, Loretta; Stephens, Deborah; Stewart, Carmen – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
This chapter discusses Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative, a new performance funding system for community and technical colleges. Its purposes are to improve public accountability by more accurately describing what students achieve from enrolling in state colleges each year and provide incentives through financial rewards to…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, State Colleges, Community Colleges, Incentives
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McCormick, Alexander C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2009
Accountability pressures in higher education are not new; they are part of an enduring public policy discourse about the costs and benefits, both individual and social, of higher education. What is relatively new, however, is the prominent place that issues of accountability now occupy on the nation's higher education agenda. There is an important…
Descriptors: Accountability, Disclosure, National Surveys, Data
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Keller, Christine M.; Hammang, John M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
The Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) provides a framework for public universities to provide evidence of success and increase public confidence. The goals of the VSA are threefold: (1) Demonstrate greater accountability and stewardship to the public; (2) Enhance effective educational practices by measuring educational outcomes; and (3)…
Descriptors: State Universities, State Colleges, Reputation, Institutional Evaluation
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Borden, Victor M. H.; Pike, Gary R. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
The past 25 years have witnessed an ebb and flow of the accountability movement in the United States as national interest in and concern about the quality and effectiveness of higher education have moved in and out of the forefront of public consciousness. Today Democrats and Republicans alike are critical of higher education and calling for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Accountability, Researchers
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Peng, Samuel S.; Wang, Li-Yun – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
The condition of higher education is an important indicator of a nation's competitiveness in the modern knowledge-based world economy. Higher education builds up a nation's human resources by equipping students with advanced knowledge, professional skills, and critical and creative thinking ability. Higher education institutions are significant,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Colleges, Foreign Countries, Human Resources
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