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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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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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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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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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Pomrenke, Velma – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1982
Two general models for bringing about change--the structural model and the people model--are described. Team leadership and team building are seen as people-oriented approaches to change that also affect the structure of an organization. Both targets of change--people and structures--should be approached in tandem. (MLW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, Higher Education, Leadership
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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 – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1985
Institutional research is a practicing art, whose merits lie in its relevance to and influence on decision and policy making. A more positive attitude toward theory-related research would enhance its future development. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, Computers, Decision Making, Educational Research
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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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Sheehan, Bernard S. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1985
Advanced communication and computing technologies create new resources and new opportunities in expanded role relationships for institutional research. Approaches to impact analysis and the rates of future change are discussed. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Change, Computer Software, Computers, Data Processing
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Yancey, Bernard – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1985
Litigation that has arisen from claims of discrimination is discussed along with the notion that there is a clear lack of understanding of the laws and statutes. Legal models of proof and the major statutes under which litigation can be brought are described. (MLW)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, College Administration, Court Litigation, Definitions
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Feldt, James A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1986
A decision support application based on the Markov analytic model is described, and its use in the formation of policy concerning reduction in force and work force distribution is illustrated through the comparative modeling of two personnel management policies. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, Computer Oriented Programs, Decision Making, Decision Support Systems
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Hipps, G. Melvin – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1982
Elements that the University of Akron, Furman University, and Wichita State University believe to be essential for mounting a successful program for change are identified: definition of institutional mission, top administrative support, leadership development, comprehensive change programs, emphasis on communication and process, and merging of…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, Faculty Development, Higher Education