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Keller, George – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1995
Future college administrators will be responsible for three things: adaptive change, financial controls and strength, and quality of service. Each involves management of change. Increasingly, leaders will be drawn from industry, the professions, government, editing and publishing, and nonacademic areas of higher education. Superior academic…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Administration, College Planning, Educational Change
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Thomas, Charles R. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1995
Advances in computing hardware and software, voice and electronic communications, electronic mail, and the information highway will affect the work environment for institutional researchers. In addition, as teaching, learning, and administrative processes are reengineered, the traditional analytical skills of these professionals will be useful in…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Planning, Computer Networks, Computers
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Matier, Michael W.; And Others – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1995
Because of a fundamental shift in the way decisions are being made in colleges and universities, institutional researchers in the twenty-first century will no longer merely collect, analyze, and disseminate information to support decision making. They must also become information architects, change agents, and consultants of choice within their…
Descriptors: Change Agents, College Administration, College Planning, Decision Making
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Looney, Jacqueline – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1990
We cannot continue to define academic quality using standards set from a limited perspective and expect students from diverse backgrounds and cultures to meet them. To increase minority participation in graduate schools, institutions should better understand minority standardized test performance and better prepare minority undergraduates for…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Entrance Examinations
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Endo, Jean J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1990
Misconceptions about Asian and Pacific American students are common. The educational status of all minorities will be more comprehensibly assessed by investigating characteristic academic and social needs and problems and giving greater attention to social and personal development, adjustment processes, educational trade-offs, and long-term career…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, College Students, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences
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Smith, Daryl G. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1990
The predisposition of higher education has been to maintain homogeneity and adapt only when necessary. The credibility of an institution's commitment to diversity and quality is weakened when it limits access of minority groups. Creating pluralistic communities will involve fundamental change and require a greater capacity to deal with conflict.…
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Pluralism, Higher Education, Institutional Research
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Litten, Larry H. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1987
The expectations and limitations of market research in higher education are reviewed, including its functions and roles, foci and types, constraints of current practice, promising developments, and needs. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Expectation, Higher Education, Institutional Research
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Peng, Samuel S.; Korb, Roslyn A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1989
Several national data sources available to the public can be used to examine institutional impacts of student financial aid and to compare institutional data with national averages. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, Comparative Analysis, Databases, Educational Finance
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Clark, Shirley M.; Corcoran, Mary E. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1989
The agenda for a vital professoriate in an era of great changes in higher education requires of administrators a long-term perspective on faculty careers, from graduate school through retirement. Faculty renewal can be positively affected by the actions and decisions of individuals and institutional officers. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Career Ladders, College Faculty, Educational Change
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Jonsen, Richard W. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1986
Changes in the demographic, economic, political, organizational, technological, and social-cultural environments of colleges and universities raise important questions for institutional researchers and decision makers. However, educational institutions cannot ignore historical commitments and philosophical beliefs. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Change, College Administration, College Environment, College Planning
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Kaufman, Norman S. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1986
Changes in the age, geographical, racial, and ethnic composition of the United States' population will make it increasingly difficult to project postsecondary enrollments. How postsecondary institutions will fare in the future will depend on their ability to forecast their willingness to serve new clienteles. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Freshmen, College Planning, College Students
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Leslie, Larry; And Others – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1986
A discussion, among several economists, is presented on the major changes in the international economy that have consequences for national, regional, and local economies, as well as implications for institutional planning and policy making. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Planning, Discussion, Economic Development
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Mets, Lisa A.; Stark, Joan S. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1988
Several important issues to improvement of teaching and learning are identified: accountability, assessing effectiveness, increasing demands for data, expanding technology and research, and minority participation in higher education. Useful tools for institutional researchers emerging from work at National Center for Research to Improve…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Instruction, Data Analysis, Educational Assessment
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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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