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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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Smith, Donald K. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1980
Multicampus systems should proceed carefully in the process of academic program review, with an eye toward asking and answering questions most likely to cause institutions to confront the more fundamental questions of purpose and coherence. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Education, College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Role
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Bogue, E. Grady – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1980
With artistic leadership, state agency roles can complement those of institutions and their governing boards, enhancing the renewal function of program evaluation and ensuring that evaluation centers on the improvement of educational effectiveness. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Agency Role, Case Studies, College Curriculum
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Young, Kenneth E.; Chambers, Charles M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1980
Nongovernmental accreditation of institutions and programs, a uniquely American process, is discussed. Institutions are shown to bear a large responsibility for making accreditation work as a major tool for improvement. The accreditation process, specialized accreditation, and future developments are described. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Agency Role
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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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Folger, John K. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1977
Institutional administrators and research specialists must help improve and implement accountability measures if institutions are to retain academic autonomy. Current trends point to increased pressure for public accountability of higher education in the future. (MLW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Government School Relationship, Higher Education
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Haworth, Jennifer Grant – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1996
Discussion of the agenda for research and practice in graduate and professional education identifies and discusses five arenas for assessment; demand; admission criteria; program quality; persistence; and student learning outcomes. Specific questions to be addressed and additional considerations are noted for each arena. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Outcomes Assessment
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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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Bennion, Steven D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
The level and caliber of athletics in some 2-year colleges equal or exceed that of 4-year colleges 30 years ago. Because of the nature of the two-year college, participation for its own sake should be fostered. Monitoring and reporting academic progress by athletes is important to program success. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Administrator Role, Athletes
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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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Winstead, Philip C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
As scrutiny of intercollegiate athletics programs increases, a likely means for evaluating athletics programs is self-study. This method can be valuable in enhancing internal decision making, help assure the institution and others of the integrity of the evaluation process, focus on key issues before they become problems, and improve campus…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Decision Making, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Howard, Richard D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
A college or university's intercollegiate athletics program is a visible and sensitive component of a campus about which pressures for data and information can become intense quickly. The campus institutional research professional and other campus administrators must be prepared to face this challenge knowledgeably and responsibly. (MSE)
Descriptors: Agency Role, College Athletics, Higher Education, Institutional Research
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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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