The purpose of institutional research is to provide objective, systematic and thorough research that supports the institution’s enrolment goals, planning, policy formation and decision making.
‘Broadly, “institutional research” is viewed as a range of activities involving the collection, analysis and interpretation of information descriptive of an institution and its activities, including its students and staff, programs, management and operations. The findings of such ‘institutional research’ can assist institutional leaders (in both academic and administrative domains) through informing their planning and decision making.’
Zimmer, B; JIR, Vol. 4 No.1, May 1995, pg.74, ‘Achieving quality within funding constraints: the potential contribution of institutional research.’
Ever wonder what types of roles people have in the field of institutional research?
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