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Borden, Victor M. H.; Young, John W. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
In this chapter, the authors focus on issues of validity in measuring student learning as a prospective indicator of institutional effectiveness. Other chapters in this volume include reference to specific approaches to measuring student learning for accountability purposes, such as through standardized tests, authentic samples of student work,…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Institutional Evaluation, Accountability, Academic Achievement
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Vidovic, Vlasta Vizek – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
The first part of this paper addresses two broad aspects of the current reforms in Croatian higher education. The reforms are largely driven by the desire to achieve harmony with the European Area of Higher Education. Special attention is paid to presentation of the first experiences with implementation of the Bologna process in Croatia, which…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Accountability
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Burke, Joseph C.; Minassians, Henrik P. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2002
Examines the coverage, content, and customers of higher education performance reports, along with their purposes, priorities, initiation methods, and emerging changes in their style and substance. (EV)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Indicators, Educational Policy
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Burke, Joseph C.; Minassians, Henrik P. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2002
The performance types, concerns, policy values, and models of excellence implied in higher education performance reporting indicators are identified, and the use of performance measures by two- and four-year campuses are compared. (EV)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Indicators, Educational Policy
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Burke, Joseph C.; Minassians, Henrik P. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2002
Summarizes results of an opinion survey of governors' aides, legislative chairs of education committees, higher education finance officers, and campus institutional researchers on the use, effects, and future of performance reporting. (EV)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Indicators
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Burke, Joseph C.; Minassians, Henrik P. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2002
Provides state and campus policymakers' views on the importance and appropriateness of the most common indicators used in state and campus performance reports. (EV)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Indicators
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Burke, Joseph C.; Minassians, Henrik P. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2002
Reviews the prospects, problems, and possibilities of performance reporting in higher education and discusses two fundamental flaws in performance reporting. (EV)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Indicators, Educational Policy
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Burke, Joseph C.; Minassians, Henrik P. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2002
Traces the rise of the "new accountability" in higher education and describes the policy responses of outcomes assessment, performance funding and budgeting, and performance reporting. (EV)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Indicators, Educational Policy