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Blackmon, Stephanie J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
This chapter introduces literature that predicts the future of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in higher education and argues that it is critical to understand faculty views of the future for this instructional form; it presents the results of a qualitative study investigating the views of faculty who have taught a MOOC.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Educational Trends
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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
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Taylor, Barrett J.; Webber, Karen L.; Jacobs, Gerrie J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2013
While individuals in each country or part of the world face unique issues, many challenges facing higher education today are similar across the world. The great majority of higher education systems have grown in recent decades, enrolling far more students than they did in prior years and expanding their activities into new spheres such as economic…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Higher Education, Global Approach, Educational Development
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Volkwein, J. Fredericks – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
A diverse society has created a diverse education system, which in turn requires diverse and complex mechanisms of quality control. The diversity and complexity of the industrial, service, and knowledge-based economy, with its vast variety of occupations and dynamic labor markets, heavily influences the curricular structures and academic profiles…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Needs, Quality Control, Accountability
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Peng, Samuel S.; Wang, Li-Yun – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
The condition of higher education is an important indicator of a nation's competitiveness in the modern knowledge-based world economy. Higher education builds up a nation's human resources by equipping students with advanced knowledge, professional skills, and critical and creative thinking ability. Higher education institutions are significant,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Colleges, Foreign Countries, Human Resources
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Sharma, Rajendra – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
The Australian higher education system has experienced significant changes since the mid-1980s. Notable are introduction of an income-contingent loan (the Higher Education Contribution Scheme) for "government" funded places; changing from aid to trade with respect to international students, including introduction of full fees for such…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Government, Accountability, Public Agencies
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Visser, Herman – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
African higher education is currently facing tremendous challenges. The pressure and demand for access is huge. This is understandable against the background of traditionally low participation, low success and throughput rates, declining financial contributions from governments and donors, and critical pressures for efficiency, modernization,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Toma, J. Douglas – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
Considering accountability, affordability, and access through the experiences in Chile, East Asia, Australia, Croatia, and the United States offers a clear reminder that trends and issues in higher education are often more similar across national contexts than they are distinct. Across higher education, institutions and systems are responding to…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Toutkoushian, Robert K. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
Many public university systems rely on their own institutional research (IR) offices, in addition to the IR offices from their member institutions, to help conduct the work of the university system. In this chapter, the author illustrates the type of work conducted by system-level IR offices using a nontraditional data source that can be used to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Long Range Planning, Educational Trends
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Toutkoushian, Robert K. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2003
Reviews some recent financial trends in higher education and provides a brief overview of the current recession in the United States. Offers some views on how this recession might affect the major revenue sources that institutions of higher education rely on to fund their operations. (SLD)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Income
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Voorhees, Richard A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2001
Provides an overview of the movement toward competency-based learning models in higher education, asserting that this new paradigm will ultimately redefine the roles of faculty, institutions, and accreditors. (EV)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Role, Competency Based Education, Educational Change
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Zemsky, Robert; Shaman, Susan; Shapiro, Daniel B. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2001
Using the revenue histories of seven institutions to highlight industry-wide trends, this article focuses on how the pursuit of revenue accelerated the shift from institutional to market perspectives across U.S. higher education. (EV)
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Free Enterprise System
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Zemsky, Robert; Shaman, Susan; Shapiro, Daniel B. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2001
Presents a market taxonomy for higher education, including what it reveals about the structure of the market, the model's technical attributes, and its capacity to explain pricing behavior. Details the identification of the principle seams separating one market segment from another and how student aspirations help to organize the market, making…
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Free Enterprise System
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Zemsky, Robert; Shaman, Susan; Shapiro, Daniel B. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2001
Explores various market segments in higher education, demonstrating how faculty salaries, faculty-student ratios, use of part-time faculty, and student choice follow the ordering of the market. Teaching practices, on the other hand, appear to be invariant across market segments. (EV)
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Free Enterprise System
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Zemsky, Robert; Shaman, Susan; Shapiro, Daniel B. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2001
Describes the Collegiate Results Instrument (CRI), which measures a range of collegiate outcomes for alumni 6 years after graduation. The CRI was designed to target alumni from institutions across market segments and assess their values, abilities, work skills, occupations, and pursuit of lifelong learning. (EV)
Descriptors: Alumni, College Graduates, College Outcomes Assessment, Competition
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