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Mathies, Charles – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
Evidence-based decision-making requires access to good and reliable data. In recent years, there has been a tremendous increase of data available to institutions, from internal as well as external sources. With this increase in data and its analytics, new challenges and questions arise. One of the most pertinent of which is the ethics and best…
Descriptors: Ethics, Information Utilization, Data, Access to Information
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Drake, Brent M.; Walz, Aaron – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
Over the past 20 years, many colleges and universities have made significant progress in building data warehouses and implementing business intelligence tools to provide better access to administrative data that were previously locked away in enterprise systems. However, the data architectures from the 1990s and 2000s are aging as new technologies…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Business, Intelligence, Educational Technology
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Ro, Hyun Kyoung; Menard, Tiffany; Kniess, Dena; Nickelsen, Ashley – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter provides examples of innovative methods and tools to collect, analyze, and report both quantitative and qualitative data in student affairs assessment.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Academic Support Services, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Kelly, Heather A.; Walters, Allison M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
Comprehensive data are essential to answer questions from prospective students, parents, and private and public entities about the cost of college and students' return on investment, as well as to demonstrate how colleges and universities are helping to prepare the future workforce. An evolutionary data-collection process, efforts to improve the…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Public Colleges, College Bound Students, Paying for College
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Powers, Kristina; MacPherson, Derek – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
This chapter will address the importance of intercampus involvement in reporting of gainful employment student-level data that will be used in the calculation of gainful employment metrics by the U.S. Department of Education. The authors will discuss why building relationships within the institution is critical for effective gainful employment…
Descriptors: Student Employment, College Students, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Data Collection
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Troutman, David R.; Shedd, Jessica M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
This chapter provides institutional researchers a foundation to understand workforce data and how they can be accessed and used within an institutional research operating culture. Specific wage methodologies, earnings reporting, and future directions for using wage data are provided.
Descriptors: Labor Force, Data Collection, Institutional Research, Wages
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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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Taylor, Jason L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
Reverse credit transfer policies and programs are proliferating, and this chapter examines their potential and considers ways to measure and collect data on reverse credit transfer.
Descriptors: Reverse Transfer Students, Transfer Policy, Measurement, Data Collection
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Coughlin, Mary Ann; Laguilles, Jerold S.; Kelly, Heather A.; Walters, Allison M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
This chapter provides a big-picture view of the postgraduate outcomes landscape. In an effort to promote understanding and to communicate the value of a higher education credential to various stakeholders, five national efforts are described, each of which provides a different perspective for defining, measuring, and collecting postgraduate…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Graduate Study, Outcomes of Education, Outcome Measures
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Faircloth, Susan C.; Alcantar, Cynthia M.; Stage, Frances K. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2014
This chapter discusses issues and challenges encountered in using large-scale data sets to study educational experiences and subsequent outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students. In this chapter, we argue that the linguistic and cultural diversity of Native peoples, coupled with the legal and political ways in which education…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Student Experience, Student Development
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Metcalf, Heather E. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2014
Critical mixed methods approaches allow us to reflect upon the ways in which we collect, measure, interpret, and analyze data, providing novel alternatives for quantitative analysis. For institutional researchers, whose work influences institutional policies, programs, and practices, the approach has the transformative ability to expose and create…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mixed Methods Research, Higher Education, Data Collection
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Borden, Victor M. H.; Calderon, Angel; Fourie, Neels; Lepori, Benedetto; Bonaccorsi, Andrea – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2013
Efforts to develop common higher education data standards are expanding both within and across countries. The institutional research (IR) community plays a critical role in assuring that these efforts capture the diverse manifestations of the postsecondary and tertiary education systems and promote responsible comparisons. This chapter provides…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Data Collection, School Statistics
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Kezar, Adrianna; Maxey, Daniel – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2012
Institutional researchers might know more about non-tenure-track (NTT) faculty than leaders on many college campuses, particularly four-year institutions and research universities (Cross and Goldenberg, 2009). As such, institutional researchers play an important role in educating campus leaders about this growing segment of the academic workforce.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Institutional Research, Researchers
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Chow, Timothy K. C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2012
Guided by the missions and visions, higher education institutions utilize benchmarking processes to identify better and more efficient ways to carry out their operations. Aside from the initial planning and organization steps involved in benchmarking, a matching or selection step is crucial for identifying other institutions that have good…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Benchmarking, Best Practices, Reputation
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Xu, Yonghong Jade – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2012
There is a steady line of research to understand faculty diversity and its impact on the work life quality of faculty and learning outcomes of students in the U.S. higher education systems. What makes this volume unique is that, rather than treating diversity as a static and simplistic concept, the chapter authors presented information to show…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Diversity (Faculty), College Faculty, Population Trends
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