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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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Christenson, Donald D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1982
The changing environment of higher education (economic conditions, students, the world of work) and its impact on higher education systems, educational programs, student services, faculty, and governance of colleges and universities are discussed. Institutions can reduce negative consequences by anticipating changes and developing strategies for…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, College Environment, College Faculty
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Tetlow, William L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1983
The effective communication of desired information between the generator and the user requires one to accommodate variances in decision-making style, behavior, and context. The premise that decision making in organizations follows the classic rational model is discussed. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, Data Collection, Decision Making, Higher Education
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Hearn, James C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1980
The varying impacts of alternative financial-aid policies and delivery procedures on colleges and potential students are considered. It is concluded that there is little that financial-aid policy itself can do to counter enrollment declines, but that individual policy innovations do have some potential to redistribute enrollment. (Author/JMD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Choice, Declining Enrollment, Delivery Systems
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Kelly, Robert N. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1980
The impact of student financial aid policies, programs, and procedures on private college enrollment patterns is discussed. Because state subsidies to public institutions create a two-tiered pricing structure in higher education, independent institutions depend on those programs and policies that encourage college choice rather than access.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Choice, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends
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Packer, Joel – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1980
The development of student consumerism on campus is reviewed and related to student consumer needs with respect to financial aid policies and procedures. Three of these student consumer needs are highlighted: information dissemination, improvement of counseling functions, and protection of student rights. (Author/JMD)
Descriptors: College Role, College Students, Consumer Protection, Counseling Services
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Martin, A. Dallas, Jr. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1980
Student financial aid programs currently play a key role in general governmental support for postsecondary education, and this role is likely to increase in the future. The potential future impact of financial aid on institutions is discussed, with a consideration of program admnistration and alternative delivery mechanisms. (Author/JMD)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Centralization, Delivery Systems, Federal Aid
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Craven, Eugene C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1980
Trends and issues in program evaluation are reviewed, with attention given to the role of the institutional research staff, state agencies, and accrediting agencies. Recommendations are made for future action, including establishing a new social contract between academe and government, and developing better evaluation tools. Sources of information…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Accreditation (Institutions), College Curriculum, College Planning
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Doi, James I. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1979
The history of institutional research is examined with specific reference to its promotion and organization during the last twenty-five years. It is suggested that institutional research now has all the elements necessary for its continuation and has become an established part of higher education. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational History, Higher Education, Institutional Research
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Dolan-Greene, Colleen – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1981
Diplomacy and political sophistication are as important as sound data and thorough review in the faculty layoff process. Distinguishing characteristics of institutions and departments affected by retrenchment and reasons for retrenchment are discussed, along with institutional research policies needed regarding release of data. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Confidentiality, Data Analysis, Departments
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Braxton, John M.; Berger, Joseph B. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1996
A summary of articles on the relationship between faculty research and college teaching finds that faculty scholarship does not adversely affect teaching norms, teacher effectiveness, student cognitive development, or currency of course content. However, research activity affects two teaching dimensions detrimentally: rigor of course examinations…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Conflict of Interest, Faculty Publishing, Faculty Workload
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Ewell, Peter T. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1989
Before communicating any information, institutional researchers should answer four diagnostic questions: Who's asking? What for? What's the proper medium? What happens next? (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, Decision Making, Higher Education, Information Utilization
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Ewell, Peter T. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1985
Successful outcomes assessment programs have many common characteristics. Institutional researchers should examine these signs of success and use them as guides for developing their own campus programs. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Dunn, John A., Jr. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1986
A taxonomy of developmental planning considerations and corresponding areas in which institutional researchers and developmental professionals can collaborate to assess and improve fund-raising activities is presented. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classification, Cooperation, Fund Raising, Higher Education
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Rohrbaugh, John – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1986
In the context of decision support systems (DSS) use, four perspectives on evaluating decisions (consensual, political, empirical, and rational) and four models of organizational effectiveness (human relations, open system, internal process, and rational goal) are examined for their implications for DSS implementation and evaluation. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, Comparative Analysis, Computer Oriented Programs, Decision Making
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