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Hong, Rebecca – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
This chapter examines the current pressures and realities in higher education assessment and highlights one campus' effort toward equipping faculty to move toward a learner-centered approach in teaching, learning, and assessment. It proposes a model of faculty development that integrates best practices of professional development with cultivating…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Student Evaluation, Student Centered Learning
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Ballysingh, Tracy Arámbula; Hernández, Ignacio; Zerquera, Desiree – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
This chapter provides a framework for grounding social justice principles at the center of learning in higher education program assessment and evaluation courses. Pedagogical reflections are drawn from the classroom experiences of three faculty of color who represent diverse institutional, programmatic, and geographic contexts. Their advanced…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Minority Group Teachers
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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
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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
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Drake, Brent M.; Walz, Aaron – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
Over the past 20 years, many colleges and universities have made significant progress in building data warehouses and implementing business intelligence tools to provide better access to administrative data that were previously locked away in enterprise systems. However, the data architectures from the 1990s and 2000s are aging as new technologies…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Business, Intelligence, Educational Technology
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Perez-Felkner, Lara – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
This chapter synthesizes research on women in STEM undergraduate fields and aims to sharpen our empirical and theoretical frameworks for future higher education research. Institutional research implications are discussed here and throughout the volume.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Females, STEM Education
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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
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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
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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
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Molina, Dani; Morse, Andrew – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter discusses how understanding differences between National Guard members, reservists, active duty personnel, and veterans in higher education can better inform institutional evidence-based decision-making to support military-connected individuals' college access and success.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Institutional Research, Military Personnel, Military Service
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Jones, Kevin C.; Fox Garrity, Bonnie K. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter explores the lack of data about student veterans and reasons this lack of data raises particular concerns about for-profit institutions, which enroll a large percentage of student veterans.
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Veterans, Veterans Education, Federal Legislation
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Flood, Julee T.; Roberts, Jeff – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter provides an overview of the purpose, history, and process of accreditation and a context for understanding the legal considerations of accreditation.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Change, Educational History
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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
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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
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McNaughtan, Jon; García, Hugo A.; Nehls, Kim – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter presents demographic characteristics of contingent faculty across and within higher education sectors. The descriptive data provide insight into how each sector's hiring patterns have changed over the past 30 years. Results indicate that regardless of institutional type, the role of contingent faculty has increased and will likely…
Descriptors: Nontenured Faculty, Higher Education, Demography, Institutional Characteristics
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