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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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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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Sweatman, Robert A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2015
This chapter focuses on IR's role in coordinating a pilot of the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) for assessment in a new master's degree program and provides guidance on frameworks that can be used, important technical considerations, and ways IR can be involved to advance the use of rubrics as a primary program assessment tool.
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Improvement, Qualifications, Higher Education
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Lange, Lis; Saavedra, F. Mauricio; Romano, Jeanine – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2013
This chapter presents a synthesis of the conceptualization and practice of institutional research (IR) in higher education (HE) in emerging countries across Southern Africa, Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. The chapter contextualizes the growing need for IR in these regions, identifies problems and challenges…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Institutional Research, Global Approach
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Pike, Gary R.; Rocconi, Louis M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2012
Multilevel modeling provides several advantages over traditional ordinary least squares regression analysis; however, reporting results to stakeholders can be challenging. This article suggests some strategies for presenting complex, multilevel data and statistical results to institutional and higher education decision makers. The article is…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Least Squares Statistics, Critical Thinking, Student Characteristics
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Penn, Jeremy D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2011
In 1933-1934, a few years before the landmark study on student achievement by Learned and Wood (1938), the total enrollment of students in colleges, universities, junior colleges, teachers colleges, and normal schools was around 1.06 million out of a U.S. population of about 126.5 million, or about 0.8 percent. In 2008, the total projected fall…
Descriptors: Higher Education, General Education, Outcomes of Education, Evaluation Methods
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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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Middaugh, Michael; Silva, Moises; Ramirez, Soledad; Reich, Ricardo – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
Institutional research (IR) in Latin America is experiencing dramatic growth due, in no small measure, to the need for quality assurance in educational institutions developing trained workforces for emerging economies. Quality can be assured only where it can be measured, and that is at the core of institutional research in countries to the south…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Quality Control, 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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Museus, Samuel D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
This article focuses on describing how institutional researchers can use qualitative cultural assessments to better understand the role that their campus cultures play in shaping individual and group behaviors and experiences. A special emphasis is given to the implications of institutional diversity in the processes of designing and conducting…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Diversity (Institutional), Group Dynamics, Minority Groups
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Lattuca, Lisa R.; Domagal-Goldman, Jennifer M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
Instructor evaluation forms--those scannable surveys that students use to rate the quality of their instructors and courses at the end of every term--are the most common method of assessing teaching effectiveness in the United States. A considerable body of research on end-of-course evaluations suggests that student ratings are valid sources of…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Instructional Improvement, Course Content, Faculty
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Contreras-McGavin, Melissa; Kezar, Adrianna J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
Student learning assessment has become one of the central issues of public policy and accountability in higher education. Since the mid-1980s, a number of federal and state commissions and policy organizations have emphasized the importance of assessment for a variety of institutional practices, including student retention, graduation rates, and…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Student Evaluation
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Harper, Shaun R.; Kuh, George D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
The value of qualitative assessment approaches has been underestimated primarily because they are often juxtaposed against long-standing quantitative traditions and the widely accepted premise that the best research produces generalizable and statistically significant findings. Institutional researchers avoid qualitative methods for at least three…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Institutional Research, Methods
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