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Figure 1 | A Formula for Student Success

Honors of Inequality, Part VII

[W]e wished to recover the thoughts of early practitioners who – with an intellectual freedom and honesty to consider the possibilities of institutional research at its origins – recognized the need for an authentic institutional research apparatus to empower a scientific community for the study of higher education settings. In …

Modalities of Institutional Research in Volkswein's Golden Triangle and the Types of Scientific Research Questions

The Second Research, Part II

Institutional Effectiveness Today One is not trained to be an institutional researcher, but rather becomes an institutional researcher. The Wikipedia page for Institutional Research suggests, in the section labeled, “Becoming an Institutional Researcher,” that “[t]here is no single academic degree that qualifies one to be an institutional researcher….”[1] Although most …

The Second Research, Part I

Facts and Myths Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than institutional reporting in higher education: in its repetitious cycle, the forms annually emptied, the blank cells filled routinely, year after year, submission by submission. In response to what many regard as the irredeemable chore of external submissions, …

Our Solutions for Presidents and Provosts

The Advantage of Historia | Research: Institutions of higher education are complex cultural and economic structures in which internal and external agents with competing priorities, units, individuals, and ideologies contribute to the fulfillment of colleges’ missions and objectives. Executive leadership often discovers it lacks the ability to understand the cause …

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