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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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Spencer, Richard L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1979
Institutional research is discussed as part of a planning, management, and evaluation system. It is suggested that unless it links directly to planning, institutional research will cease to exist as a separate organizational entity in this period of constrained resources. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Planning, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Rice, Gary – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1979
The need to incorporate institutional research directly into the college decision-making process is discussed. The important role that computers and a management information system can play in this liaison for two-year colleges is emphasized. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computers, Decision Making, Educational Planning
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Ryland, Jane N. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1979
Proprietary software available to the institutional researcher is discussed. It is suggested that as more institutions use proprietary software, the institutional researcher may find that varying levels of involvement in the process of evaluating and acquiring such software can result in the availability of more useful facilities. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: Business, College Administration, Computer Software, Computers
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Thomas, Charles R. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1979
Technological advances in nonproprietary software are discussed. Developments in general support of software and in computer hardware are examined. It is suggested that nonproprietary software is a resource that can save colleges and universities system development time and costs. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: College Administration, Computer Software, Computers, Cost Effectiveness
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Mann, Richard L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1979
Problems of the college or university that center around the people who use the institution's computers are examined. It is suggested that effective use of computers in higher education depends on how well the users and providers understand the constraints and problems of each information system. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: College Administration, Computers, Data Processing, Higher Education
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Stamen, E. Michael – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1979
Advancements and trends in administrative computing are discussed and their implications for management are examined. Trends in software and hardware development as well as cost and capability are also investigated. Sources of information on computer development, including publications and organizations, are listed. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: College Administration, Computers, Cost Effectiveness, Data Processing
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Hoeritz, Kimberley; And Others – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1995
Four major publishers of college guidebooks respond to the concerns of colleges and universities about the guides, the information they contain, and the demand for the information. Specific issues addressed include development of a standardized survey response, data integrity and validity, specialized information needs, publisher-institution…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Choice, Comparative Analysis, Guides
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Marks, Joseph L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1996
A new model for college fact books is proposed, to create a new generation of institutional research reports that offer more comparative and unit- or topic-specific information, with illustrations, that would be useful for current decision-making needs. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, Comparative Analysis, Decision Making
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Jones, Larry G. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1996
The college or university fact book may be the single most important document it publishes, indicating that the institution is open to scrutiny by its many constituents, providing data concerning institutional mission and effectiveness, providing a basis for internal and external evaluation, and reflecting the institution's success or failure in…
Descriptors: College Administration, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Needs
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Lederman, Douglas – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
Lead news stories on intercollegiate athletics in newspapers and on television are increasingly common. If the media are to report accurately on college sports, campus leaders must be willing and prepared to share information on the related educational and fiscal issues, including graduation rates, admissions information, and program financial…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Athletics, Disclosure, Financial Support
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Moore, John W. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
Ensuring the integrity of the intercollegiate athletics program is a fundamental responsibility of the college president. The institutional research professional should lead in designing, coordinating, and maintaining an athletics information support system, and support staff should conduct analyses and prepare special reports as needed to shape…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Role, College Athletics, College Presidents
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Knapp, Charles B. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
The college president of a Division I university must have accurate and timely information on intercollegiate athletics to be able to represent it to the institution's constituencies. Information needed includes the admissions process for recruits, classroom performance of student athletes, and personal conduct of team members and coaches.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Athletes, Athletic Coaches
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Cooper, Arthur W. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
The faculty athletics representative plays an important role in the athletic-academic relationship. This responsibility includes certifying student-athlete eligibility, reporting academic data as required, evaluating athlete-applicant qualifications and abilities, regular evaluation of athlete performance, and participation in evaluation of…
Descriptors: College Athletics, College Faculty, Faculty Advisers, Higher Education
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Gentemann, Karen M.; And Others – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1994
A strategy is proposed for using student assessment to support the role of colleges and universities as learning-centered communities. It reframes the practice of formal, internal academic program review to focus on student learning and provides examples of data needed to support this process, some generated by the institutional researcher and…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Outcomes Assessment, Deans, Department Heads
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