The Handbook of Institutional Research

Author: Richard D. Howard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118234510
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Institutional research is more relevant today than ever beforeas growing pressures for improved student learning and increasedinstitutional accountability motivate higher education toeffectively use ever-expanding data and information resources. As the most current and comprehensive volume on the topic, theHandbook describes the fundamental knowledge, techniques,and strategies that define institutional research. The bookcontains an overview of the profession and its history, examineshow institutional research supports executive and academicleadership and governance, and discusses the varied ways data fromfederal, state, and campus sources are used by researchprofessionals. With contributions from leading experts in the field, thisimportant resource reviews the analytic tools, techniques, andmethodologies used by institutional researchers in theirprofessional practice and covers a wide range of topics such as:conducting institutional research; statistical applications;comparative analyses; quality control systems; measuring student,faculty, and staff opinions; and management activities designed toimprove organizational effectiveness.

Institutional Research Initiatives in Higher Education

Author: Nicolas A. Valcik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351470779
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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American higher education faces a challenging environment. Decreasing state appropriations, rising costs, and tightening budgets have left American colleges and universities scrambling to achieve their missions with ever more limited resources. Campus leaders have therefore increasingly relied upon institutional research and strategic planning departments to make transparent and rational decisions and to promote good stewardship of critical but finite resources. Institutional Research Initiatives in Higher Education illustrates the wealth of institutional research activities occurring in American higher education. Featuring chapters by a prominent mix of authors representing community colleges, traditional undergraduate institutions, land grant institutions, research and flagship universities, and state agencies, this book provides numerous insights into the contemporary challenges, innovative programs, and best practices in institutional research. With contributors from a variety of regions and types of institutions, each chapter provides rigorous analysis of campus-based research activities in areas such as strategic planning, admissions and enrollment management, assessment and compliance, and financial planning and budgeting.? Like the departments it studies, Institutional Research Initiatives in Higher Education is an invaluable resource for university administrators, researchers, and policymakers alike.? ?

Institutional Research and Planning in Higher Education

Author: Karen L. Webber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317694333
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Globalization, demographic shifts, increase in student enrollments, rapid technological transformation, and market-driven environments are altering the way higher education operates today. Institutional Research and Planning in Higher Education explores the impact of these changes on decision support and the nature of institutional research in higher education. Bringing together a diverse set of global contributors, this volume covers contemporary thinking on the practices of academic planning and its impact on key issues such as access, institutional accountability, quality assurance, educational policy priorities, and the development of higher education data systems.

Improving Teaching Learning Equity and Success in Gateway Courses

Author: Andrew K. Koch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119468434
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As long as there have been U. S. colleges and universities, there have been entry courses that pose difficulties for students ï¿1⁄2 courses that have served more as ï¿1⁄2weeding-outï¿1⁄2 rather than ï¿1⁄2gearing-upï¿1⁄2 experiences for undergraduates. This volume makes the case that the weed-out dynamic is no longer acceptable ï¿1⁄2 if it ever was. Contemporary postsecondary education is characterized by vastly expanded access for historically underserved populations of students, and this new level of access is coupled with increased scrutiny of retention and graduation outcomes. Chapters in this volume define and explore issues in gateway courses and provide various examples of how to improve teaching, learning and outcomes in these foundational components of the undergraduate experience. This is the 180th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Higher Education. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher education decision makers on all kinds of campuses, it provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution.

Handbook of Strategic Enrollment Management

Author: Don Hossler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118819535
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Improve student enrollment outcomes and meet institutional goalsthrough the effective management of student enrollments. Published with the American Association for CollegiateRegistrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), the Handbook ofStrategic Enrollment Management is the comprehensivetext on the policies, strategies, practices that shapepostsecondary enrollments. This volume combines relevant theoriesand research, with applied chapters on the management of officessuch as admissions, financial aid, and the registrar to provide acomprehensive guide to the complex world of Strategic EnrollmentManagement (SEM). SEM focuses on achieving enrollment goals, andsustaining institutional revenue and serving the needs of students.It provides insights into the ways SEM is practiced acrossfour-year institutions, community colleges, and professionalschools. More than just an enhanced approach to admissions and financialaid, SEM examines the student's entire educational cycle. Fromentry through graduation, this volume helps SEM professionals andgraduate students interested in enrollment management to anticipatechange and balancing the goals of revenue, access, diversity, andprestige. The Handbook of Strategic EnrollmentManagement: Provides an overview of the thinking of leading practitionersthat comprise SEM organizations, including marketing, recruitment,and admissions; tuition pricing; financial aid; the registrar'srole, academic advising; and, retention Includes up-to-date research on current issues in SEM includingcollege choice, financial aid, student persistence, and theeffective use of technology Guides readers creating strategic enrollment organizations thatfit the unique history, culture, and policy context of yourcampus Strategic enrollment management has become one of the mostimportant administrative areas in postsecondary education, and itis being adopted in countries around the globe. The Handbook ofStrategic Enrollment Management is for anyone in enrollmentmanagement, admissions, financial aid, registration and records,orientation, marketing, and institutional research who wish toenhance the health and vitality of his or her institution. It isalso an excellent text for graduate programs in higher educationand student affairs.

Handbook on Measurement Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education

Author: Charles Secolsky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131748553X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Increased demands for colleges and universities to engage in outcomes assessment for accountability purposes have accelerated the need to bridge the gap between higher education practice and advances in the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation. This research handbook provides higher education administrators, student affairs personnel, institutional researchers, and faculty with an integrated volume of theory, method, and application. Bringing together terminology, analytical perspectives, and methodological advances, this second edition facilitates informed decision-making while connecting the latest thinking in these methodological areas with actual practice in higher education. In this valuable resource, well-known scholars present a detailed understanding of contemporary theories and practices, with guidance on how to apply these ideas for the benefit of students and institutions.