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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
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Cantor, Nancy; Courant, Paul N. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2003
Reviews the multifaceted challenges facing public universities and offers insights into the potential educational consequences of overzealous revenue-based institutional management. It is vital not to lose sight of the essential elements of higher education in a concentration on finance. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Higher Education, Institutional Mission
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Alexander, F. King – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2003
Compared the willingness of states to invest in higher education and institutional sectors by studying state expenditures and fiscal tax effort. Findings show significant disparities in the ways states finance higher education and its sectors. Poorer states tend to exert more tax effort in public higher education, while wealthier states are less…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Government Role, Higher Education, Income
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Hollowell, David E.; Schiavelli, Melvyn D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2000
Two senior administrators at the University of Delaware discuss the types of cost data that are ultimately useful for decision making and policy development. Describes the data collection format and provides examples of departmental workload verification data and departmental expenditures by object and function. Explains use of comparative…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Costs, Databases, Decision Making
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Tierney, Michael L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1981
Instead of collegiate priorities determining resource allocation, the resource allocation process can often shape the priorities. Current approaches are reviewed with focus on (1) how different approaches to setting priorities accommodate lack of consensus on campus; (2) incentives incorporated into resource allocation approaches; and (3)…
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Planning, Decision Making, Higher Education
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Eisner, John E. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1978
Methods for recording and comparing student enrollments among dental schools and in relation to other health profession education programs are reported. Differences are noted and it is suggested that to gain a proper perspective on the allocation of resources for an educational program, all aspects of the program must be described and evaluated as…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Budgeting, College Students, Computation
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Fraser, Jeannette L.; Wright, Barbara W. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1978
Comparing large numbers of varying types of programs is a national-level problem that requires a uniform, total program perspective. A cost-per-student figure that has policy relevance for health professions education program needs to analyze the education output unit; be comparable across programs, schools, and institutions; and provide more…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Budgeting, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness
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Gonyea, Meredith A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1978
Problems and solutions related to a determination of faculty resources for a health professions education college consisting of two allopathic medical schools, an osteopathic medical school, a dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, and a school of allied health professions are discussed. Curriculum descriptions and construction…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Biomedicine, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Design
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Harper, Ronald L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1978
The activities of faculty and their availability to provide direct contact teaching are key determinants of resource allocation and cost analysis. Problems caused by the diversification of allied health professions education programs are addressed and suggestions for using faculty activity analysis in determining cost per student are offered. (LBH)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Budgeting, College Faculty, Cost Effectiveness
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Gonyea, Meredith A.; Harper, Ronald L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1978
The ability to analyze and construct the cost of existing or developing programs is a powerful tool for planning the allocation of scarce resources. Implications for health professions education programs are discussed and the major elements affecting the cost per student are described. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Budgeting, Cost Effectiveness, Higher Education
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