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Pascarella, Ernest T. – Review of Higher Education, 1982
Because of limitations on research controls, research designs in postsecondary education are often complex and can involve many independent and potentially confounding variables. What is needed to adequately address such research questions is a flexible and powerful data-analytic approach, and the general linear regression model is recommended.…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Interaction, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study
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Rogers, Terry Heitz; Gamson, Zelda F. – Review of Higher Education, 1982
A model for evaluation of liberal arts programs is proposed, based on a study of liberal arts in 14 diverse institutions. It takes a developmental perspective, emphasizing process as well as product, description as well as analysis, clarification of terms before measurement, and collaboration of evaluators and participants. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria
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Michael, Steve O. – Review of Higher Education, 1998
Provides models helpful to policymakers at state and institutional levels involved in academic program review and discontinuation, outlines levels of policy decisions for program discontinuation, and examines models that may be effective at each level. Concludes with program discontinuation-related recommendations. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Hurtado, Sylvia; Milem, Jeffrey F.; Clayton-Pedersen, Alma R.; Allen, Walter R. – Review of Higher Education, 1998
Summarizes research findings on campus racial climate according to a four-dimensional model: (1) an institutions' historical legacy of inclusion/exclusion of various racial/ethnic groups; (2) structural diversity, or numerical representations of various racial/ethnic groups; (3) psychological climate (perceptions, attitudes among groups); and (4)…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Change Strategies, College Desegregation, College Environment
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Murry, John W., Jr.; Hammons, James O. – Review of Higher Education, 1995
The Delphi method, a group decision-making technique, is detailed, including its uses, underlying assumptions, strengths and limitations, potential benefits to qualitative higher education research, and key considerations in its use. Use of the method is illustrated in a recent national study to develop a set of management audit assessment…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Planning, Decision Making, Delphi Technique
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Hossler, Don; Scalese-Love, Patrick – Review of Higher Education, 1989
A grounded meta-analytic technique for comparing organizational interventions derived from rational-based strategies (e.g., management-by-objectives, planned change) with organizational culture-based strategies (organizational culture, climate) is described. The method is seen as useful for integrating qualitative and quantitative research.…
Descriptors: Convergent Thinking, Higher Education, Meta Analysis, Organizational Theories
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Younglove-Webb, Julie; Gray, Barbara; Abdalla, Charles W.; Thurow, Amy Purvis – Review of Higher Education, 1999
Although multidisciplinary research teams are well-equipped to attack complex problems, actually succeeding in such endeavors is not easy. This paper explores problems that may arise in multidisciplinary research teams, develops a grounded theory, and offers suggestions to help teams reach their goals. It also offers advice to administrators for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interprofessional Relationship, Peer Relationship
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Morgan, Anthony W. – Review of Higher Education, 1978
(NOTE: This journal was titled "Higher Education Review" from its inception in Fall 1977 through this issue; beginning Fall 1978 it was renamed "Review of Higher Education.") Marginal utility analysis and zero-base budgeting are described and applied to resource allocations. Related theoretical and practical issues are assessed…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Expenditures