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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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Wallhaus, Robert A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1975
Discussing the definitions and perspectives regarding the notion of productivity in higher education, the author indicates that his effort has highlighted the inadequacy of our current ability to measure and analyze productivity, more specifically to determine and measure the value of the outcomes of higher education. (JT)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administration, Definitions, Educational Assessment
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Hanushek, Eric – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1975
The author contends that empirical analyses of productivity have placed much more importance on the availability of data than on the suitability of data. He recommends compiling evidence about the interface of the schooling system and society and then examining incentive structures and tradeoffs among alternative production possibilities. (JT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Economics
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Witmer, David R. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1975
Contends that the application of principles and analytical techniques of economics shows higher education to be generally more productive than other private and public enterprises. Suggests how institutions that exploit productive opportunities, which increase the value of student-embodied abilities to create and produce, will survive and prosper.…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Administration, Educational Assessment, Educational Benefits
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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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Kirschling, Wayne R. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1978
Faculty performance and vitality are perennial issues that should be clearly linked to revitalized or reaffirmed institutional missions and to shared commitments to institutional excellence. It is suggested that there must also be institutional concern for faculty and the quantity and quality of students. (MLW)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Role, Educational Finance, Faculty College Relationship
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Volkwein, J. Fredericks – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1999
Describes the purposes and roles of institutional researchers: (1) describe the institution, (2) analyze alternatives, (3) present the best case, and (4) supply impartial evidence, noting three dualities internal vs external demands; academic vs administrative culture; and institutional vs professional role that are particularly relevant. Also…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Costs, Higher Education
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Centra, John A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1978
Student assessments and their possible effects on faculty performance and vitality are discussed. Two kinds of assessments considered are: (1) students' rating of individual courses and instruction, and (2) students' evaluation of the curriculum and teaching in their major field department. (MLW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Bibliographies, Class Size, College Faculty
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Patton, Carl V. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1978
An NSF study suggests that important qualitative changes in the faculty may be obtained through increased attention to mid-career change and early retirement programs. Interest in career options, early retirement alternatives, evaluation criteria, mid-career change alternatives, internship, fellowship programs, and retraining programs are…
Descriptors: Accountability, Career Change, Career Opportunities, College Faculty