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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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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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Hughes, John – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
This chapter describes the system office for community college institutional research (SOCCIR) for the State of Florida. The Division of Florida Colleges has a long history of providing reports that contain information on issues of interest to both the individual members of the system and the public. Fact books have been produced by the office for…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Community Colleges, Administrative Organization, Reports
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Schoenecker, Craig – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
This chapter describes the system office for community college institutional research for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. What makes this System Offices for Community College Institutional Research (SOCCIR) somewhat different from the others reviewed in this volume is that the Minnesota system IR office has responsibilities for both…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Colleges, Administrative Organization, Governing Boards
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Phillippe, Kent A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2005
Accountability and reporting mechanisms go hand in hand with government programs that promote workforce development. This chapter describes current practice in the United States and suggests how institutional researchers can help improve the process of documenting outcomes. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Accountability, Community Colleges, Research Reports
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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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Peterson, Marvin W.; And Others – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1977
The case studies of performance budgeting for higher education by Hawaii and Washington illustrate the issues and obstacles involved in new approaches to accountability. Issues covered: development of performance measures, aggregation and analysis, quantitative v qualitative measures, performance measures and responsibility accounting, and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Budgeting, College Planning, Community Colleges
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Berdahl, Robert O. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1977
The processes and effects of state performance audits of postsecondary academic programs are illustrated by case studies in Wisconsin and Virginia. Main problems are: the difficulty of establishing legislative intent; lack of appropriate performance indicators, measures, and standards, and issues of timeliness and impact. (MLW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, Community Colleges, Cost Effectiveness