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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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Sharma, Rajendra – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
The Australian higher education system has experienced significant changes since the mid-1980s. Notable are introduction of an income-contingent loan (the Higher Education Contribution Scheme) for "government" funded places; changing from aid to trade with respect to international students, including introduction of full fees for such…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Government, Accountability, Public Agencies
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Middaugh, Michael; Silva, Moises; Ramirez, Soledad; Reich, Ricardo – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
Institutional research (IR) in Latin America is experiencing dramatic growth due, in no small measure, to the need for quality assurance in educational institutions developing trained workforces for emerging economies. Quality can be assured only where it can be measured, and that is at the core of institutional research in countries to the south…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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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
Compares the results from the National Center for Public Policy in Higher Education's state report cards and state performance reports, and notes that the states with performance reports received no better grades than those without them. (EV)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
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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
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Lindquist, Jack – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1978
Behavioral science strategies offer an alternative to bureaucratic and political strategies. The weakness of a bureaucratic or political approach, the professor as social learner and as problem-solving adult, strategies for increasing faculty productivity, and ways for creating a learning institution are discussed. (MLW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Bureaucracy, Change Strategies, College Faculty
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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