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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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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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Burke, Joseph C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1998
Eight common objections to performance funding of public colleges are presented and answered. The arguments focus on the complexity of higher education's goals, diversity of institution type, subjectivity of educational quality, relative power of the allocation amounts linked to performance measures, politics of resource allocation, cost of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Costs, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Objectives