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Rallis, Sharon F.; Lawrence, Rachael B. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter introduces integrity and use as central concepts for judging research quality. Analyzing an illustrative case through the NRC Guiding Principles for Education Research and Terenzini's tiers of intelligence, we demonstrate the centrality of research integrity to use.
Descriptors: Integrity, Credibility, Usability, Educational Research
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Lisi, Bethany – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter provides a conceptual model that institutional research professionals can use to develop contextual intelligence of issues of interest in higher education with the use of case studies from peer institutions. The model draws from the metaphor of the "divided brain" and how the two hemispheres must work together with both…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics
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Dee, Jay R.; Heineman, William A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
This chapter provides a conceptual model that academic leaders can use to navigate the complex, and often contentious, organizational terrain of academic program development. The model includes concepts related to the institution's external environment, as well as internal organizational structures, cultures, and politics. Drawing from the…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, College Programs, Program Development, Context Effect
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Goodchild, Lester F.; Chambers, Crystal Renée; Freeman, Sydney, Jr. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
Understanding one's competitive stance in a globally competitive environment provides the requisite awareness to maintain both competitive edge and institutional responsiveness. In this chapter, three case studies are presented to provide examples of ways in which strategic scanning can enhance the academic program development process and how…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Academic Degrees
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Rowen, Cate – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
This chapter explores case studies from four private liberal arts colleges with different approaches to expanding the college "value proposition" to include the values of a liberal education.
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Liberal Arts, Outcomes of Education, Educational Research
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Guthrie, Lou A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
Postgraduation outcomes for community college students are complex. In addition to traditional job placement and earnings information, transferring to a 4-year institution is a positive first-destination outcome. Furthermore, community college students may have education and career goals that do not include earning a degree. Community college…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Success, Case Studies
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Laguilles, Jerold S. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
This chapter describes the background and process for collecting postgraduation outcomes data at a 4-year not-for-profit private college. The strategies, analyses, and reporting of this data-collection effort are highlighted with the use of a case study.
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Outcome Measures, Data Collection, Graduate Study
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Kroc, Rick – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2015
This chapter describes a framework to guide collaboration between institutional research and other campus offices. Three examples are then provided to illustrate how the framework was applied successfully to actual projects.
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Collegiality, Cooperative Programs, Partnerships in Education
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Duby, Paul B.; Ganzert, Charles F.; Bonsall, David L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2014
This chapter is a case study of one institution's effort to institutionalize a process through which student development is promoted through active engagement with the community.
Descriptors: Student Participation, Case Studies, Student Development, School Community Programs
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Jackson, Jerlando F. L.; O'Callaghan, Elizabeth M.; Adserias, Ryan P. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2014
This chapter reviews methodological issues surrounding the measurement of glass ceiling effects and summarizes findings from one cross-sectional analysis study.
Descriptors: Promotion (Occupational), Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Measures (Individuals), Case Studies
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Lechuga, Vicente M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2012
The influence of emotions in the workplace rarely has been examined within the context of higher education (Neumann, 2006; Smith and Witt, 1993). Through a qualitative approach, the purpose of this chapter is to offer a perspective of faculty work that examines the role that emotions play in the academic life of 15 underrepresented faculty members…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Motivation, Institutional Research, Disproportionate Representation
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Levy, Gary D.; Ronco, Sharron L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2012
This chapter introduces the concept of benchmarking and how higher education institutions began to use benchmarking for a variety of purposes. Here, benchmarking is defined as a strategic and structured approach whereby an organization compares aspects of its processes and/or outcomes to those of another organization or set of organizations to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Benchmarking, Concept Formation, Change Strategies
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Lillibridge, Fred – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2012
Benchmarking, when done properly, offers a lot of promise for higher education units that want to improve how they do business. It is clear that much is known, but still more needs to be learned before it reaches its full potential as a useful tool. Readers of this issue of "New Directions for Institutional Research" have been treated to useful…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Institutional Research
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Seifert, Tricia A.; Asel, Ashley M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2011
The purpose of this chapter is to investigate the extent to which students' retrospective self-reported gains from high school are associated with college self-reported gains. As such, the chapter offers an empirical test of how accounting for one's predisposition to report educational impact changes estimates of the effects of college experiences…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Seniors, Student Attitudes, Case Studies
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Volkwein, J. Fredericks – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
Assessing student attainment in the major field of study is increasingly important to employers and accrediting bodies alike. Construction and manufacturing firms do not like engineers who design faulty bridges and airplanes. Marketing firms want to hire students who understand the difference between a niche market and a global market. School…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation, Case Studies
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