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Institutional Research and Planning: Its Role in Higher Education Decision Support and Policy Development

  • Karen L. Webber
  • Angel J. Calderon

Abstract

Contemporary higher education institutions (HEIs) are faced with new challenges, including economic reductions, debates on the public versus private good of higher education, changing governance and academic structures, rapidly changing technologies, increasing requirements for quality assurance and institutional rankings and how to balance the missions of teaching, research and service. Although higher education in one region or country may have some traditions that are different from other geographic areas, there are many common goals and organizational elements that are shared. Within this context, institutional research (IR) practitioners have the knowledge and skills to adeptly assist in providing decision support for many of the issues that challenge our increasingly globalized world of higher education.

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High Education Work Task High Education Research Institutional Researcher Global Theme 
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