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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
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Carrigan, Sarah D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
Public higher education has relied on a variety of funding structures since the 1950s. Layzell (2007) describes five general approaches in contemporary use in the United States. "Incremental (baseline) budgeting" uses the current year budget as the base and then makes adjustments to account for expected changes in activities, revenues,…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Higher Education, Campuses, Performance Contracts
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Reynolds, Gary L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
Over the past thirty years, considerable research has been conducted to understand the issues that affect a student's choice of a higher education institution. Past research has focused on understanding the phases of the decision process and the personal, financial, and environmental factors that influence institutional choice. Many of these…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Student Recruitment, College Choice, College Students
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Paulsen, Michael B.; Toutkoushian, Robert K. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2006
This chapter introduces the key economic concepts, models, and methods that can help inform institutional research in higher education. (Contains 1 table and 9 figures.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Microeconomics, Economics
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Haberaecker, Heather J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2004
A new strategic plan, an additional one hundred faculty members, a new financial model, an incentive compensation plan, a new $200 million research building, closing one professional school and repositioning assets to help another, redirecting net revenues from two parking garages, and a building renewal and replacement plan-all are outcomes of a…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Strategic Planning, College Faculty, Educational Finance
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Clagett, Craig A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2004
Guided by clear planning principles, and under the custodial care of a governance council, the model strategic planning process at Carroll Community College is evidence-driven, connected to budget decisions, and continuously refreshed.
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, School Maintenance, Community Colleges, Governance