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Cases on Institutional Research Systems

Book Description

Cases on Institutional Research Systems is a reference book for institutional research, appealing to novice and expert IR professionals and the administrators and policymakers that rely on their data. By presenting a variety of institutional perspectives, the book depicts the challenges and solutions to those in higher education administration, and state, federal, and even international accreditation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Institutional Research Theory and Practice
    1. Chapter 1: The Dean of Information
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Background
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. QUESTIONS FOR THE READER
    2. Chapter 2: Changing the Grant Culture of a College
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SUPPORT MATERIAL
      7. APPENDIX A
      8. APPENDIX B
    3. Chapter 3: From Silos to Sharing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ERP
      6. Current Challenges Facing the Organization
      7. Note
  10. Section 2: Institutional Research Informatics and Statistical Practice
    1. Chapter 4: Parsing Banner Downloaded Data into a Flat-File Format for Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
    2. Chapter 5: Institutional Research Using Data Mining
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. Literature Review
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE STUDY
      6. Challenges for the Organization
      7. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 6: Using Geospatial Information Systems for Strategic Planning and Institutional Research
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE STUDIES
      5. Challenges Facing the Organization
      6. QUESTION AND ANSWERS ON THE CASE STUDY
    4. Chapter 7: Using Machine Learning Techniques in Student Dropout Prediction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. DATA MINING FOR DROPOUT PREDICTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SUPPORT MATERIAL
    5. Chapter 8: Principles for the Analysis of Large Complex Secondary Databases in Educational Settings
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Background
      3. Setting the Stage
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SUPPORT MATERIAL
  11. Section 3: Higher Education Curriculum and Instruction
    1. Chapter 9: Experimental Design to Examine the Effectiveness of Honor Codes
      1. Abstract
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. CASE STUDY QUESTIONS
    2. Chapter 10: Developing a Quality Distance Learning Program in a Comprehensive Community College
      1. Abstract
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SOLUTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 11: Developing an Online Course On-the-Fly with an IR State of Mind
      1. Abstract
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
    4. Chapter 12: A Million Ghosts
      1. Abstract
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES AT WEST POINT
  12. Section 4: Higher Education Program Assessment
    1. Chapter 13: Measuring Diversity at a Historically Black College of Dentistry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 14: Examining University Retention Efforts of Non-Traditional Students
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE UNIVERSITY
      6. SUPPORT MATERIALS
      7. Note
    3. Chapter 15: The National Research University
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      6. SUPPORT MATERIAL
    4. Chapter 16: Collaboration in Student Assessment Research
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
    5. Chapter 17: Developing an Assessment Plan for the Arts and Sciences Division of a Comprehensive Community College
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE STUDY
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX A
      7. APPENDIX B
    6. Chapter 18: A Framework for Examining Data and Taking Action to Increase Student Retention and Graduation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. LESSONS LEARNED
      6. APPENDIX A
      7. APPENDIX 2
    7. Chapter 19: The Birth of a Survey
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. INSTITUTIONALIZING THE SURVEY
      6. IMPROVING THE RUBRICS
      7. IMPROVING THE SURVEY ITEMS
      8. SHARING THE DATA
      9. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      10. SUPPORT MATERIAL
      11. APPENDIX A
    8. Chapter 20: African Americans and Planned Resilience
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CHALLENGES FACING ORGANIZATIONS
  13. Section 5: Assessment Systems and Higher Education Accreditation
    1. Chapter 21: Establishing Continuous Readiness for Specialized Accreditation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE INSTITUTION
    2. Chapter 22: A Case Study
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. LITERATURE REVIEW
      6. RESEARCH METHODS
      7. SUPPORT MATERIAL
    3. Chapter 23: Developing Best Practices for Value Added Research in a Political Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RESEARCH DESIGN IN RESPONSE TO A STATE MANDATE
      5. FURTHER READING
    4. Chapter 24: Meta-Analysis as a Tool for Assessing University-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 25: Using Bad News to Make Good Decisions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. LESSONS LEARNED
      7. APPENDIX A
      8. APPENDIX B
      9. APPENDIX C
    6. Chapter 26: A Study of the Relationship between Freshman Composition and Student Performance in Intensive Writing Courses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SUPPORT MATERIAL
  14. About the Contributors
  15. Index