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What works in student retention : the report of a joint project of the American College Testing Program and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems by Philip E Beal( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retention research and action programs are reviewed, and findings from the 1979 national survey entitled "What Works in Student Retention" (wwisr) are examined. The wwisr survey was designed to identify, analyze, and compile information about campus efforts to improve student retention in higher education. Questionnaires on retention were analyzed for 947 institutions, along with 1,024 activity report forms from these schools. Multiple-action programs were found to be the most successful. Three general areas of concern are identified: (1) academic stimulations and assistance; (2) personal future building by helping student to clarify their goals and directions; (3) involvement experiences directed at students. Among the types of retention activities, for which examples are provided, are the following: faculty awareness and development activities, career assistance programs, learning support centers and activities, expanded orientation activities, peer programs, and academic advising. Specific target groups to which action programs may be directed are high-risk and/or low academic performing students, new students, students who are undecided about majors and careers, and women and adult students. Suggestions are offered regarding administrative arrangements, agendas for action; research priorities, and programs for survey forms, and lists of positive and negative campus characteristics, potential dropout characteristics, and additional action program information. (Sw)
A preliminary study of the feasibility and utility for national policy of instructional "good practice" indicators in undergraduate education( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing the partnership between higher education and industry by Jana B Matthews( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ways to develop and manage partnerships between colleges and industry are discussed. The broad educational, economic, social, and political contexts supporting such partnerships are reviewed, along with the important supporting roles of government and third parties. The dynamics of different partnership arrangements are examined, including philanthropy, procurements, linkages, exchanges, cooperatives, and joint ventures. Influences on the partnership are considered, including the diverse nature of the corporate world, and the transition to a global marketplace. Consideration is also given to high technology in a social context, education in a technological world, and the historical context for school business cooperation. The following six needs facing higher education are discussed: supporting faculty and graduate students, financing and utilizing basic research, upgrading facilities and equipment, maintaining the health of core programs, developing new patterns of education, and adapting organizational structures. The needs and interests of industry include human resource needs, and research and innovation. The management environment for a partnership and the negotiating and management of a contract are also discussed. A bibliography is appended. (Sw)
Analysis and planning for improved distribution of nursing personnel and services : final report by Jo Eleanor Elliott( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of the Analysis and Planning Project was to strengthen the nursing community's ability to analyze and plan for improved distribution of nursing personnel and services. The objectives aimed at (1) developing analytical models and a data base for planning purposes; (2) identifying new approaches to improve the distribution and delivery of care; and (3) increasing the knowledge of and participation by nurses in health planning. A project advisory committee was formed to assist throughout the project. Several task forces were named to work with staff on developing the State Model, to work with staff and the subcontractor on the National Model, and to work with staff in addressing concerns related to data. A Taxonomy Committee on Nursing Practice was formed to develop a system of nomenclature, terminology, and definitions that might eventually be adopted by the entire profession. The Project Executive Committee provided coordination and planning for meeting the objectives of the various activities. Finally, a National Panel of Expert Consultants was convened to project nursing requirements on a national and state-by-state basis five years into the future. The objectives set forth for the project were met by the end of the contract period. (Bm)
Information on student outcomes : how to get it and how to use it by Peter T Ewell( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of student outcomes data in higher education is discussed. Consideration is given to a widely recognized taxonomy of student outcomes developed by Alexander Astin and his associates, and a classification of outcomes developed by Oscar Lenning and his associates at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (nchems). Issues involved in the development of an effective institutional student-outcomes database are examined, and types of student data, typically kept in student master files and enrollment files, are identified. In addition, features of six currently available student-outcomes assessment instruments/services are specified, including the NCHEMS/College Board Student-Outcomes Information Service, the American College Testing Program Evaluation Survey Service, and the tex-is Follow-Up System. Attention is also directed to the identification of users and uses of outcomes information, and the production of management reports from student-outcomes databases. The application of outcomes information to decision-making is also discussed, with attention to preparing accreditation self-studies, program review, institutional planning, budget review, and student recruitment and retention. Finally, some themes concerning information utilization are considered. (Sw)
Measures of institutional goal achievement by Leonard C Romney( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The results of a 1976 study, "Measures of Institutional Goal Achievement" (miga), based on a survey of 1,150 faculty, administrators, and trustees at 45 American colleges and universities are presented, and implications for the work of college planners and administrators are assessed. Respondents, answering questions about goal priorities and measure appropriateness, largely agreed on what their institutions' goals should be and on the criteria for assessing progress toward those goals. Most were skeptical about the value of the measures of productivity most widely used now such as student-faculty ratios and expenditure patterns, preferring objective measures pertaining to more affective impacts including satisfaction, growth, and value added. Some implications of these responses are: (1) goal assessment should take effectiveness as well as efficiency into account; (2) reliance on efficiency-oriented measures will contribute to the emergence of incentive systems antithetic to the purposes of higher education; and (3) trustees appear inadequately informed to provide direction to goal setting and evaluation. Much of the information obtained from the study is organized in tables. Appendices contain a list of institutions surveyed and a copy of the miga questionnaire, and a bibliography is included. (Jmd)
The self-regarding institution : information for excellence by Peter Ewell( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission review : foundation for strategic planning by J. Kent Caruthers( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains examples of planning and mission statements from various universities in the United States
Higher education financing in the fifty states : interstate comparisons fiscal year 1976 by Marilyn McCoy( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student-outcomes questionnaires : an implementation handbook by Peter T Ewell( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data and information for executive decisions in higher education by Dennis P Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventory of innovations in nursing by Analysis and Planning for Improved Distribution of Nursing Personnel and Services (Project)( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptions of 159 innovative approaches in nursing services in the United States. Includes both nursing practice and educational programs. Programs arranged under broad headings, e.g., Community health services, School health programs, and Independent nursing services. Each entry gives program, location, background, purpose, nursing role, cost, evaluation, and contact person. Bibliography. Index
Integrating academic planning and budgeting in a rapidly changing environment : process and technical issues by Sidney S Micek( Book )

3 editions published between 1900 and 1980 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers and summaries of discussions from the 1979 forum of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems are presented. Contents are organized into three sections: (1) the links between long-range planning and short-range budgeting, (2) the relationship of program review and evaluation to academic planning and budgeting, and (3) improvement of communication and participation in the planning and budgeting process. The following papers are presented: "Developing an Integrated Planning and Budgeting System," by John A. Bers; "Linking Academic Planning and Budgeting," by Durward Long; "Enhancing Planning and Budgeting Decisions through a Modified Zero-Based-Budgeting Approach," by Gary M. Munsinger; "The Role of Program Review in Academic and Fiscal Planning," by Robert C. Shirley and J. Fredericks Volkwein; "Management Information Systems: The Human Factor," by Kevin M. Diran; and "Political Behavior in Higher Education Budgeting," by Joan C. Tonn. (Sw)
Comprehensive institutional planning : studies in implementation by Frank Armijo( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case studies that describe the attempts of three colleges to improve institutional academic and program planning are presented. The institutions--Willamette University, Lorain County (Ohio) Community College (lccc), and Ohio University--attempted to adapt and implement the planning process described in "a Handbook for Institutional Academic and Program Planning: From Idea to Implementation" (Kieft, Armijo, and Bucklew, 1978). The process has three major steps: (1) conducting a preplanning assessment, (2) describing the context for planning, and (3) implementing and operating the process. For each institution, background information is presented about its size, mission, and governance structure; past planning practices; and current institutional planning activities. Each institution's current planning practices are then evaluated. The emphasis on the case study of Willamette's experience is directed to preimplementation and initial implementation activities. In addition to developing a process similar to the one described in the "Handbook," lccc integrated the planning process with management-by-objective procedures used by the college since 1973. Ohio University has a relatively complex planning process, initiated in 1976, that evolved simultaneously with the process set forth in the "Handbook." Sample questionnaire progress reports, excerpts from planning documents, and other descriptive materials are appended. (Sw)
Costing for policy analysis by National Association of College and University Business Officers( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cost behavior analysis, a costing process that can assist managers in estimating how certain institutional costs change in response to volume, policy, and environmental factors, is described. The five steps of this approach are examined, and the application of cost behavior analysis at four college-level settings is documented. The institutions and areas of analysis are as follows: Denison University-operation and maintenance (o & m) of physical plant; Drake University-instructional capacity; Santa Fe Community College-student services; and the University of Wisconsin System--library services. A major feature of the Denison study is the method used to assign o & m service levels to particular kinds of rooms. In the Drake study, a formula was developed that shows classroom utilization as an important feature of the study. The Santa Fe study is useful for its validation of the requirements of different kinds of students for varying levels of student services. The library study undertaken at the Wisconsin System was a component of a much larger effort to develop a formula to appropriate state revenues. The method used for dividing library services into those that are affected by student enrollments and those that are affected primarily by acquisitions is also significant. It is suggested that the case studies reveal the challenge of applying cost behavior analysis to the internal reallocation of resources and to state allocation of funds. (Sw)
A manual for budgeting and accounting for manpower resources in postsecondary education by Dennis P Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sixth version of "a Manual for Manpower Accounting in Higher Education" is the product of a six-year joint effort by nces and nchems. Data on manpower resources within an institution reflects the nature, amount, and use of the asset or resource that its personnel represent. Conventional personnel data, by contrast, typically consist only of items important in distinguishing between individuals. Effective management of an institution demands that both types of data be maintained. Information needed for the planning and management of manpower resources should be: (1) descriptive of the kinds and amounts of resources available to the institution (analogous to a description of the various fund groups and the dollars available for allocation in each); (2) information about the allocation of these resources to programs and their use there (the equivalent of budget and expenditure information); and (3) information about the activities conducted by manpower resources (the analog of objects of expenditure). A useful description of the pool of available manpower resources also requires both some way of classifying the resources that will allow differentiation of distinctly different ones; and a way of measuring the amounts of each type of resource available for assignment in the institution. (Mse)
Higher-education budgeting at the state level : concepts and principles by Dennis P Jones( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New approaches to allocating state resources to colleges are discussed. Budgeting and resource allocation principles are considered that: (1) reflect the unique context of higher education; (2) are consistent with sound budgeting and management principles; and (3) represent institutional mechanisms applied at the state level rather than approaches developed expressly to reflect state priorities. To form the basis for a set of first principles for state-level resource allocation, the following concepts are addressed: the link between budgeting, planning, and accountability; governance relationships; production functions in higher education; and key structural components of the budget. The following customary approaches to resource allocation are evaluated in light of these principles and guidelines: incremental budgeting, formula budgeting, base-plus-increment approaches, and categorical or competitive approaches. The changing environment affecting resource allocation and actual and potential responses to the problems involved are also considered, including buffering and decoupling, marginal costing, and using fixed and variable costs. Finally, key recommendations are summarized, and areas where reform of resource allocation may further the aims of schools and state government are identified. (Sw)
Statewide planning for postsecondary education : issues and design by Lyman A Glenny( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purposes of this publication are twofold: (1) to provide a state-of-the-art discussion of statewide planning for postsecondary education for the wide audience of the higher education community; and (2) to identify major areas amenable to future research and development of improved statewide planning and management systems. The contents of the document focus first on the current issues, organizational structures, and trends in alternative objectives and managerial procedures available to educational leaders. Finally, the authors address considerations of how to effect change in educational curricula and how institutions will respond to improved statewide planning. (Author)
Conducting student retention studies by Peter Ewell( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Techniques for conducting student-attrition studies using the Student-Outcomes Information Service (sois) are outlined. General concepts to effectively guide an institutional research effort are discussed, with attention to better defining student attrition and a summary of results of recent research on the reasons why students withdraw from college. The design of a simple student-tracking system built around ongoing registration data is addressed, along with how sois survey instruments can considerably enhance the student-tracking system by providing longitudinal data on student attitudes and achievements. In addition, techniques for conducting a mailed survey to nonreturning students using the sois Former-Student Questionnaire are covered. Such techniques include identifying dropouts, ensuring usable response rates, estimating costs, and analyzing results. Finally, ways of using the results of retention research to design and inform more effective retention programs are examined. Appendices include a planning chart for administering mailed questionnaires, a guide to using the sois Questionnaire-Analysis Service, sample reports and cover letters, and copies of the sois Former-Student Questionnaire in two- and four-year versions. (Sw)
Equity self-assessment in postsecondary-education institutions by Sherrill Cloud( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues concerning equity in postsecondary education are examined with respect to students as well as institutional employees. A list of individual characteristics and circumstances that can relate to equity issues is presented to aid college administrators analyze and identify equity target populations applicable in the institution. The major equity issues that colleges and universities have in common regarding students and employees are identified, a general framework to help administrators in their evaluation is presented, as are examples of analyses that may be guides for equity reviews. The need for the top administrators of a college to review equity issues, set priorities and goals, and determine the level and type of commitment desired on an institution-wide basis is addressed. The way in which the equity commitment of the top administrators is institutionalized is considered by providing examples of processes and activities that can be utilized and coordinated to implement changes. A bibliography on equity is included that displays entries on a form that indicates relevant subject categories. A summary of the meaning of the subject-category labels is presented separately. (Sw)
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