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Peterson, Marvin W. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1985
The practice and profession of institutional research and the Association for Institutional Research, which emerged in the 1950s and grew and consolidated in the 1970s in response to the changing concerns of higher education, face fragmentation and uncertainty in the 1980s. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Higher Education, History, Institutional Advancement
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Sheehan, Bernard S. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1985
Advanced communication and computing technologies create new resources and new opportunities in expanded role relationships for institutional research. Approaches to impact analysis and the rates of future change are discussed. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Change, Computer Software, Computers, Data Processing
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Peterson, Marvin W.; Corcoran, Mary – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1985
The implications of the new environmental realities of postsecondary education governance/management and telematics for institutional research as a practice and profession challenge the Association for Institutional Research to take a more proactive leadership strategy. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Change, College Administration, Educational Environment, Futures (of Society)
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Blackburn, Robert T.; Baldwin, Roger G. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1983
The appropriate combination of personal and professional variables with supportive environmental conditions needs to be established on a campus to capitalize on valuable faculty resources. Information on significant faculty attributes and environmental factors related to professors' performance can clarify the personal-environmental fit and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Economics, Higher Education, Human Resources
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Baldwin, Roger G.; Blackburn, Robert T. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1983
To accurately assess the circumstances and needs of its faculty members, an institution must keep track of the factors that affect their professional performance. A modest investment of staff time and energy in gathering this information can pay generous dividends in the form of enhanced faculty morale, growth, and productivity. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Compensation (Remuneration), Data Collection, Higher Education
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McKeachie, Wilbert J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1983
Faculty members have the capacities for work and change that can contribute to maintaining institutional quality despite budget cuts. Together, faculty members and administrators can create environments that release energy, but faculty have to have a sense of the expectations and confidence placed in them. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Human Resources
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Nelson, William C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1983
Even in a period of retrenchment or adjustment, the importance of ongoing faculty development for the faculty who remain at the institution must not be forgotten. The content and structure of faculty development programs can make a significant difference in five areas of education: quality, community, cooperation, institutional loyalty, and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Futures (of Society)
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Blackburn, Robert T.; Baldwin, Roger G. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1983
The issue of maintaining institutional vitality through the development of faculty confronts higher education with a new set of problems. Higher education should reexamine its basic premises on employee expectations and look at career paths of other professionals in other kinds of organizations. What is needed is a healthy flow of people through…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Administration, College Faculty, Employment Practices
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Litten, Larry H. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1984
The general research question is discussed: to what extent are current policies and practices of allocating costs to various parties just, effective, and efficient in producing the individual and social benefits of higher education? Several more specific questions on pricing are outlined, and relevant literature and organizational resources are…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Bibliographies, College Planning, Educational Economics
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Jamieson, Derek M.; MacKay, Kenneth H. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1984
Microcomputers contribute to communications both in the direct sense by expediting word processing and other forms of electronic communication and in the indirect sense by facilitating communication and analysis among managers and researchers. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Processing, Microcomputers, Networks
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Teeter, Deborah J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1983
Success in exchanging data with other institutions depends on the purpose of the exchange, the complexity of the data involved, the effort required to participate, and the frequency with which responses are requested. Common sense, diplomacy, and selling the responding institution on the benefits of participating assure a successful exchange. (MLW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Higher Education, Information Dissemination
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Bogue, E. Grady – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1998
Discussion of quality assurance in colleges and universities looks at theories and definitions of quality; four approaches to quality (traditional peer review, the assessment-and-outcomes movement, the Total Quality Management movement, and accountability and performance indicator reporting); the moral and ethical dimensions of quality; and ideals…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Administration, College Environment, College Outcomes Assessment
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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
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Banta, Trudy W. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1988
Institutional researchers must bring measurement theorists and assessment practitioners together to develop new and more suitable methods for assessing developmental changes in groups of students. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Nerad, Maresi; Miller, Debra Sands – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1996
Institutional research at the University of California at Berkeley on graduate student attrition is discussed, focusing on when students in a given discipline are likely to leave a program and factors to which departments attribute attrition. Recommendations for increasing retention are offered, including institutional policies and strategies,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Administrative Policy, College Outcomes Assessment, Departments
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