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Hollowell, David E.; Schiavelli, Melvyn D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
Two senior administrators at the University of Delaware discuss the types of cost data that are ultimately useful for decision making and policy development. Describes the data collection format and provides examples of departmental workload verification data and departmental expenditures by object and function. Explains use of comparative…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Costs, Databases, Decision Making
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Castro, Consuelo Rey – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
Explores faculty satisfaction with collective bargaining and unionization, using experience at six California community colleges as an example. Considers faculty satisfaction/dissatisfaction factors and unionization, the changing role of the faculty union, and the views of six California college faculty union presidents. (DB)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Community Colleges, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Organizations
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Bauer, Karen W. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
Discusses job satisfaction in classified support staff (primarily clerical and secretarial) of colleges and universities. Notes that these staff are frequently the first representatives of the institution encountered by prospective students, parents, and others. Finds that rewards and recognition, opportunities for feedback, and help with…
Descriptors: Employer Employee Relationship, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Nonprofessional Personnel
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Tetlow, William L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1984
The eclectic acquisition of microcomputers in higher education is not seen as unique to academe but rather part of a change that is a fundamental part of our era. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Computers, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Microcomputers
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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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Suttle, J. Lloyd – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1984
Many institutional researchers will find that the microcomputer leads to greater efficiency in everything that they do, especially in the two most critical elements of their jobs: thinking and communicating. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Computation, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Efficiency
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Chachra, Vinod – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1984
For equivalent computer power, smaller computers are not more expensive than larger computers. The cost of computing in the immediate future will be governed not by hardware costs but rather by personnel, software, and communications costs. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Software, Computers, Costs
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Jedamus,Paul – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1984
The key to the success of decision support systems will be the way that institutional researchers integrate the variety of specific and personal systems into a viable and coordinated institutionwide system. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, Decision Making, Decision Support Systems, Higher Education
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Meredith, Mark – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1984
While microcomputers may be easy to acquire and put into use, advance consideration of some pertinent issues will ensure that they are used successfully for planning and management support. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Planning, Decision Making, Higher Education
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Tetlow, William L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1984
Microcomputer technology is direct, personal, and well suited for the task of decision support. Learning to use it constructively and effectively to improve higher education management is the challenge of the immediate future. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, Decision Making, Higher Education, Institutional Research
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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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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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Christenson, Donald D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1982
The changing environment of higher education (economic conditions, students, the world of work) and its impact on higher education systems, educational programs, student services, faculty, and governance of colleges and universities are discussed. Institutions can reduce negative consequences by anticipating changes and developing strategies for…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, College Environment, College Faculty
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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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Hipps, G. Melvin – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1982
Planning change through faculty and administrative development is discussed. The development of a comprehensive faculty and administrative development program involves instructional, curricular, organizational, personal, and professional development. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, College Planning, Faculty Development
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