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Person, Dawn; Garcia, Yvonne – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
This chapter will value of including diverse voices of researchers. An innovative, cost-effective model for assessment will be described, capturing the process implemented at a university in its efforts to center social justice within assessment and evaluation research practices.
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Social Justice, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods
Johnson, Gina; Simon, Jason – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
This chapter utilizes the duties and functions of institutional research to outline the skills needed by institutional research professionals in an evolving digital institution. The concept of future-proofing, explained and considered in this context, encourages professionals to develop skills for the present with the future needs of data-informed…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Researchers, Research Skills, Technological Advancement
Daly, Dion D.; Fox Garrity, Bonnie K. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter provides a taxonomy of student veterans in the form of a codebook to assist in institutional data collection and analysis.
Descriptors: Veterans, Military Personnel, Military Service, Institutional Research
Hammond, Shane – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter provides a historical overview of the relationship between the military and higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Military Personnel, Military Service, Veterans
Vacchi, David; Hammond, Shane; Diamond, Aynsley – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter focuses on conceptual models that may enable institutional researchers and scholars to better study the student veteran experience.
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Higher Education, Student Experience, Veterans
Ro, Hyun Kyoung; Menard, Tiffany; Kniess, Dena; Nickelsen, Ashley – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter provides examples of innovative methods and tools to collect, analyze, and report both quantitative and qualitative data in student affairs assessment.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Academic Support Services, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
Lisi, Bethany – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter provides a conceptual model that institutional research professionals can use to develop contextual intelligence of issues of interest in higher education with the use of case studies from peer institutions. The model draws from the metaphor of the "divided brain" and how the two hemispheres must work together with both…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics
Pham, Nhung; Osland Paton, Valerie – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
Accreditation demonstrates an institution's commitment to quality academic experiences for their students and consistent institutional development. This chapter discusses the role of contingent faculty in the accreditation process.
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Nontenured Faculty, Accreditation (Institutions), National Standards
Freeman, Sydney, Jr.; Chambers, Crystal Renée; Newton, Rochelle – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
Graduate programs in higher education administration and leadership have sought to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies for higher education leadership; that is, to prepare globally minded leaders who can navigate the internal and external demands of, and for, higher education. With the use of the Lattuca and Stark model of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Graduate Study, Leadership Training, Educational Administration
An Academic Innovation: The Executive Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education at a Historically Black University
Stevenson, Joseph Martin; Payne, Alfredda Hunt – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
This chapter describes how data analysis and data-driven decision making were critical for designing, developing, and assessing a new academic program. The authors--one, the program's founder; the other, an alumna--begin by highlighting some of the elements in the program's incubation and, subsequently, describe some of the components for data…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Higher Education, Black Colleges, Data
Shining Light on Higher Education's Newest Baccalaureate Degrees and the Research Needed to Understand Their Impact
Bragg, Debra D.; Soler, Maria Claudia – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
This chapter discusses methods and measures that are needed to conduct research on newly developing Applied Baccalaureate degrees that enable students to transfer applied college credits heretofore considered terminal to bachelor's degree programs.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Bachelors Degrees, College Credits, Transfer Policy
Suskie, Linda – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2015
This chapter frames the discussion regarding the importance of measuring co-curricular learning and the role of the IR office.
Descriptors: Evaluation Needs, Program Evaluation, Institutional Research, Institutional Role
Ma, Yanli; Kulich, James; Hu, Shouping – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2015
This chapter focuses on perspectives of external data reporting and their implications for institutional research offices and campuses as a whole. The authors examine a variety of uses for externally reported data and explore opportunities for using these data more fully across the institution.
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Information Policy, Disclosure, Accountability
Chen, P. Daniel; Haynes, R. Michael – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2015
To whom should higher education institutions provide data, and what is the impact of transparency on institutions?
Descriptors: Accountability, Institutional Research, Higher Education, Data
Powers, Kristina – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2015
This chapter builds on prior chapters and focuses on higher education trends on the horizon and the resulting impact on external reporting for institutional researchers. Three practical recommendations and examples for institutional researchers are also presented.
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Higher Education, Educational Trends, Institutional Research