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Banta, Trudy W.; Borden, Victor M. H. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1994
Five criteria for judging college or university performance indicators (PIs) used to guide strategic decision making are outlined. The criteria address: purpose; alignment of PIs throughout the organization or system; alignment of PIs across inputs, processes, and outcomes; capacity to accommodate a variety of evaluation methods; and utility in…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Administration, College Planning, Decision Making
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Mets, Lisa A.; Stark, Joan S. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1988
Several important issues to improvement of teaching and learning are identified: accountability, assessing effectiveness, increasing demands for data, expanding technology and research, and minority participation in higher education. Useful tools for institutional researchers emerging from work at National Center for Research to Improve…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Instruction, Data Analysis, Educational Assessment
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Dressel, Paul L., Ed.; And Others – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1980
Incursions into the autonomy of institutions and the sources and types of incursions that occur are described including: legislatures defining the intent and the specifications of the legislation; expenditure controls extended to desirability and propriety; and legal opinions on legislative intent. Procedural and substantive autonomy are…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Role, Faculty College Relationship, Federal Aid
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Dressel, Paul L., Ed.; And Others – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1980
Institutional atonomy, from the standpoint of accountability and responsibility, is discussed in order to arrive at a concept of the kind and degree of autonomy essential for an educational institution to effectively and efficiently fulfill its responsibilities to society. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Accountability, College Faculty, College Role
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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
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Barak, Robert J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1977
The rationale for state-level program reviews in hiqher education is illustrated by case studies in Florida and New York. Different approaches to evaluation, reviews of existing programs, and agency structure and responsibilities are also discussed. (MLW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, Educational Assessment, Government School Relationship
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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
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