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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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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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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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Hossler, Don – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1991
Evaluation of college student recruitment and retention programs is complex and has limitations that must be acknowledged. It requires an ongoing commitment to evaluation and a willingness to look at such programs within the larger context of academic policies and administrative procedures. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College Students, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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Ewell, Peter T. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1989
Information use can be defined in many ways depending on a variety of organizational, personal, and presentational factors. The experience of evaluation researchers provides some guides for practice. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Dunn, John A., Jr. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1986
A taxonomy of developmental planning considerations and corresponding areas in which institutional researchers and developmental professionals can collaborate to assess and improve fund-raising activities is presented. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classification, Cooperation, Fund Raising, Higher Education
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Dressel, Paul L., Ed.; And Others – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1980
The various and developing forms of governmental intervention and control affecting universities are discussed. State intervention and control, program audits and evaluations, and federal intervention are described. The cost of interventions into institutional autonomy and the negative effect on quality are seen as increasing. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Federal Regulation