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Fallucca, Amber – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter illustrates how student affairs units participate in accreditation across regional agency expectations and program-level requirements. Strategies for student affairs units to engage in campus strategic planning processes to further highlight their contributions are also recommended.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Accreditation (Institutions), Strategic Planning, Participative Decision Making
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Serban, Andreea M.; Luan, Jing – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2002
Defines knowledge management, its components, processes, and outcomes. Addresses the importance of knowledge management for higher education in general and for institutional research in particular. (EV)
Descriptors: College Planning, Definitions, Educational Improvement, Higher Education
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Luan, Jing – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2002
Examines the theoretical basis for data mining, one of the essential knowledge management processes, and uses a case study to describe its application and impact. (EV)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Planning, Data Interpretation, Educational Improvement
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Petrides, Lisa A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2002
Discusses organizational learning and the required reassessment and redesign of internal structures and procedures related to the flow of information throughout an organization. Provides a framework for the integration of institutional research within the larger context of organizational learning and the creation and maintenance of a research…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Planning, Educational Improvement, Higher Education
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Serban, Andreea M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2002
Building on the main themes presented in this volume, explores their implications for institutional research. Their underlying premise is that institutional research could and should play a critical role in advancing the knowledge management paradigm. Looks at the advantages and challenges of knowledge management from an institutional research…
Descriptors: College Planning, Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Institutional Research
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Meredith, Mark – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1984
While microcomputers may be easy to acquire and put into use, advance consideration of some pertinent issues will ensure that they are used successfully for planning and management support. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Planning, Decision Making, Higher Education
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Caruthers, J. Kent – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1981
Successful collegiate master planning requires several conditions: readiness in the form of participants' attitudes, time and dollar resources, and the mission review cycle; clarified uses for the mission review; organization for self-study; determination of participants' roles; information and analytical support; alignment of communication…
Descriptors: College Planning, Decision Making, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Tierney, Michael L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1981
Instead of collegiate priorities determining resource allocation, the resource allocation process can often shape the priorities. Current approaches are reviewed with focus on (1) how different approaches to setting priorities accommodate lack of consensus on campus; (2) incentives incorporated into resource allocation approaches; and (3)…
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Planning, Decision Making, Higher Education
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Seeley, John A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1981
The contemporary context and some recent trends affecting college program reviews or evaluations, current options in purposes and practices, and impacts on programs and institutions are discussed. It is recommended that the process be viewed as a contribution to the general knowledge base for campus constituencies rather than as "right answers"…
Descriptors: College Planning, Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Updegrove, Daniel A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1981
The potentials and problems of using computer programs for developing college planning models and policy are discussed, and the capabilities of a number of commonly-used programs are outlined. The need for understanding and participation by nontechnical administrators is emphasized. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, College Planning, Computer Oriented Programs
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St. John, Edward P. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1981
Based on research on management improvement efforts at developing colleges and universities, a model of evolutionary change in organizational structure and management practices is outlined, and change strategies considering both formal and informal management needs are proposed. The model assumes that management needs are intertwined with…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, College Planning, Computer Oriented Programs
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Poulton, Nick L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1981
A summary of themes and observations in the development of management and planning techniques for colleges and universities is presented. Suggestions are included on how institutional researchers may assess changes in the management systems of their own institutions. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Planning, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education
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Winstead, Philip C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1982
Colleges and universities, it is suggested, can enhance their effectiveness by adopting a systems approach to organizing, planning, decision-making, and evaluating. A decentralized, participative model that emphasizes systematic planning and management by objectives is presented. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, College Planning, Higher Education
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Hipps, G. Melvin – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1982
Planning change through faculty and administrative development is discussed. The development of a comprehensive faculty and administrative development program involves instructional, curricular, organizational, personal, and professional development. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, College Planning, Faculty Development
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Peterson, Marvin W. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1982
Three institutions' planned change strategies that introduced a comprehensive array of new approaches to planning, management, communication, information and analysis, and staff development are discussed. The larger purposes of these planned change activities--educational change and institutional vitality--await future evaluation. (MLW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, College Planning, Decision Making
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