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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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Proper, Eve – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
Most instruction at for-profit institutions is conducted by contingency faculty. This chapter will examine who contingency faculty are and how they have helped for-profits be the fastest growing higher education sector for the last 20 years. This chapter will also examine how having a majority of part-time faculty may also have negative impacts,…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Nontenured Faculty, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Role
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King, Beverly Rae – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
This chapter sheds light on the ways in which institutional research (IR) professionals can be involved in the development and/or modification of high-quality academic programs. Suggestions from authors within this volume for how IR can assist in accomplishing these goals will be integrated and organized in alignment with Terenzini's (1993) three…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Program Development, Educational Quality, Intelligence
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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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Trosset, Carol; Weisler, Steven – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
The Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education presents a longitudinal analysis of how students change on a number of scales that purport to measure many of the outcomes of liberal learning over the span of a college education. The Wabash Study is designed to collect information longitudinally from students at the beginning and end of their…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Motivation, Liberal Arts, Teaching Methods
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Borden, Victor M. H.; Pike, Gary R. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
The past 25 years have witnessed an ebb and flow of the accountability movement in the United States as national interest in and concern about the quality and effectiveness of higher education have moved in and out of the forefront of public consciousness. Today Democrats and Republicans alike are critical of higher education and calling for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Accountability, Researchers
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Letteer, Melvin E. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
The Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) is a broad-based initiative that provides the opportunity for traditional and nontraditional secondary school students and General Educational Development (GED) recipients to earn scholarships that may be used at Kentucky colleges, universities, and selected technical and vocational education…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Tuition Grants, College Bound Students, Scholarships
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Peng, Samuel S.; Wang, Li-Yun – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
The condition of higher education is an important indicator of a nation's competitiveness in the modern knowledge-based world economy. Higher education builds up a nation's human resources by equipping students with advanced knowledge, professional skills, and critical and creative thinking ability. Higher education institutions are significant,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Colleges, Foreign Countries, Human Resources
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Sharma, Rajendra – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
The Australian higher education system has experienced significant changes since the mid-1980s. Notable are introduction of an income-contingent loan (the Higher Education Contribution Scheme) for "government" funded places; changing from aid to trade with respect to international students, including introduction of full fees for such…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Government, Accountability, Public Agencies
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Middaugh, Michael; Silva, Moises; Ramirez, Soledad; Reich, Ricardo – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
Institutional research (IR) in Latin America is experiencing dramatic growth due, in no small measure, to the need for quality assurance in educational institutions developing trained workforces for emerging economies. Quality can be assured only where it can be measured, and that is at the core of institutional research in countries to the south…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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Visser, Herman – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
African higher education is currently facing tremendous challenges. The pressure and demand for access is huge. This is understandable against the background of traditionally low participation, low success and throughput rates, declining financial contributions from governments and donors, and critical pressures for efficiency, modernization,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Lattuca, Lisa R.; Domagal-Goldman, Jennifer M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
Instructor evaluation forms--those scannable surveys that students use to rate the quality of their instructors and courses at the end of every term--are the most common method of assessing teaching effectiveness in the United States. A considerable body of research on end-of-course evaluations suggests that student ratings are valid sources of…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Instructional Improvement, Course Content, Faculty
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Hansen, Michele J.; Borden, Victor M. H. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2006
This chapter describes how an action research framework facilitates using evaluation and assessment results to improve programs and demonstrate institutional effectiveness. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Institutional Evaluation, Action Research
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Haberaecker, Heather J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2004
A new strategic plan, an additional one hundred faculty members, a new financial model, an incentive compensation plan, a new $200 million research building, closing one professional school and repositioning assets to help another, redirecting net revenues from two parking garages, and a building renewal and replacement plan-all are outcomes of a…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Strategic Planning, College Faculty, Educational Finance
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Burke, Joseph C.; Minassians, Henrik P. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2002
Examines the coverage, content, and customers of higher education performance reports, along with their purposes, priorities, initiation methods, and emerging changes in their style and substance. (EV)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Indicators, Educational Policy
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