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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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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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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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Brinkman, Paul T. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1984
Computer-based information systems have evolved from emphasizing data processing to providing full and flexible support for management. They have moved from providing mere data to providing a medium for representing knowledge wherein managers can analyze data, formulate ideas, structure arguments, and building models. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Processes, Computers, Data Processing
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Suttle, J. Lloyd – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1984
Many institutional researchers will find that the microcomputer leads to greater efficiency in everything that they do, especially in the two most critical elements of their jobs: thinking and communicating. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Computation, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Efficiency
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Jedamus,Paul – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1984
The key to the success of decision support systems will be the way that institutional researchers integrate the variety of specific and personal systems into a viable and coordinated institutionwide system. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, Decision Making, Decision Support Systems, Higher Education
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Meredith, Mark – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1984
While microcomputers may be easy to acquire and put into use, advance consideration of some pertinent issues will ensure that they are used successfully for planning and management support. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Planning, Decision Making, Higher Education
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Tetlow, William L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1984
Microcomputer technology is direct, personal, and well suited for the task of decision support. Learning to use it constructively and effectively to improve higher education management is the challenge of the immediate future. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, Decision Making, Higher Education, Institutional Research
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Seeley, John A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1981
The contemporary context and some recent trends affecting college program reviews or evaluations, current options in purposes and practices, and impacts on programs and institutions are discussed. It is recommended that the process be viewed as a contribution to the general knowledge base for campus constituencies rather than as "right answers"…
Descriptors: College Planning, Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Updegrove, Daniel A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1981
The potentials and problems of using computer programs for developing college planning models and policy are discussed, and the capabilities of a number of commonly-used programs are outlined. The need for understanding and participation by nontechnical administrators is emphasized. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, College Planning, Computer Oriented Programs
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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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Fincher, Cameron L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1983
The politics of information on college campuses are seen in national, regional, and statewide concern with planning, management, and evaluation. Concepts, methods, and information-processing styles in each of these three institutional functions have been greatly influenced by political pressures in the past 15 years. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, Data Processing, Evaluation, Higher Education
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