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Toma, J. Douglas – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
Considering accountability, affordability, and access through the experiences in Chile, East Asia, Australia, Croatia, and the United States offers a clear reminder that trends and issues in higher education are often more similar across national contexts than they are distinct. Across higher education, institutions and systems are responding to…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Carter, Deborah Faye; Hurtado, Sylvia – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
This chapter serves as a guide for quantitative researchers who seek to approach their research questions critically.
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Research Methodology, Autobiographies, Interpersonal Relationship
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Teranishi, Robert T. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
Cross-sectional frameworks, or between-group approaches, in quantitative research in higher education have limitations that hinder what we know about the intersection of race and educational opportunities and outcomes. (Contains 5 figures.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Statistical Analysis, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy
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Stage, Frances K. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
Most traditional models, frameworks, and findings that apply to the majority of students and faculty do not adequately apply to important subpopulations. The recommendations here will help researchers become more sensitive to the nuances among various educational subgroups, and to pay more attention to outliers.
Descriptors: Probability, Statistical Analysis, Models, Higher Education
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Paulsen, Michael B.; Toutkoushian, Robert K. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2006
This chapter introduces the key economic concepts, models, and methods that can help inform institutional research in higher education. (Contains 1 table and 9 figures.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Microeconomics, Economics
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Cheslock, John J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2006
To properly evaluate the financial contributions of each revenue source, institutional researchers must use key economic concepts in their work. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Economics, Institutional Research, Income, Higher Education
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Brinkman, Paul T. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2006
Economics provides fertile ground, both theoretical and empirical, for institutional researchers interested in higher education costs. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Researchers, Costs, Economics
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DesJardins, Stephen L.; Bell, Allison – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2006
This chapter demonstrates how institutional researchers at institutions of higher education can use economic theory for enrollment management. (Contains 4 figures.)
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Enrollment Management, Microeconomics, Higher Education
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Hagedorn, Linda Serra – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
This introductory chapter to this theme issue on job satisfaction among faculty and staff first reviews the faculty satisfaction literature and then discusses a conceptual model of faculty job satisfaction based on six life event "triggers" and three mediators of job satisfaction. Reviews how each trigger affects college professors and offers data…
Descriptors: Career Development, College Faculty, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Nyquist, Julie G.; Hitchcock, Maurice A.; Teherani, Arianne – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
Describes the challenges and elements of satisfaction in academic medicine. Proposes a model of academic faculty satisfaction which postulates that organizational, job-related, and personal factors combine to develop self-knowledge, social knowledge, and satisfaction with outcomes of productivity, retention, and learner-patient satisfaction. (DB)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Medical Education, Medical School Faculty
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Laden, Berta Vigil; Hagedorn, Linda Serra – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
Discusses satisfaction and issues pertaining to job retention among college faculty of color. Considers their satisfaction in environments where they are a minority, their perseverance and survival in tenure and promotion, reactions to a nonsupportive environment, and specific factors contributing to job satisfaction. Concludes that faculty of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Minority Group Teachers
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Sima, Celina M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
Discusses the role of the sabbatical leave in the development, satisfaction, and productivity of faculty in postsecondary institutions. Concludes that faculty members benefit from and are satisfied with their sabbatical leave experiences. Also notes benefits to the home institution, including increased productivity, improved programs, strengthened…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Higher Education
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Gappa, Judith M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
Discusses the employment conditions and levels of satisfaction of the increasing numbers of full- and part-time college faculty members ineligible for tenure. Recommends extension of academic freedom, a reasonable amount of job security for all faculty, inclusion of tenure-ineligible faculty members in governance, and basing faculty rewards and…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction
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Anderson, Janet E.; Guido-DiBrito, Florence; Morrell, Jean Schober – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
Reviews the literature on factors that influence job satisfaction, life satisfaction, inter-role conflict, and stress of student affairs administrators. Recommends restructuring the work environment to allow more flexibility, a better understanding of women's work experience, developing recruitment and hiring policies responsive to changing needs,…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction
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Winston, Gordon C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
Argues that full-cost models in higher education fail to account correctly for capital and financial aid expenditures. Urges full accounting of all cost drivers that impact on higher education expenditures, e.g., operating costs, maintenance costs, physical capital costs, the current replacement value of capital stock, and the opportunity cost of…
Descriptors: Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Educational Economics, Expenditures, Higher Education
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