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AHEE Webinar Series

“The Integrated Institutional Effectiveness Office | The Program Review Process | Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis: A Case Study” | November 18, 2015 (with gratitude to IUPUI for hosting)
Accompanying white paper – “Community-Based Program Review at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis” – authored by Dr. Trudy Banta, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Academic Planning and Evaluation, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

“Advancing to Senior Level Positions in Institutional Effectiveness” | October 28, 2014 (with gratitude to Ohio Christian University for hosting)

“Developing the Integrated Institutional Effectiveness Office” | April 14, 2015 (with gratitude to Ball State University for hosting)
Accompanying white paper – “Developing the Integrated Institutional Effectiveness Office” – authored by Dr. William Knight, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Ball State University

AHEE Research Papers

The Case for a Cabinet-Level Chief Institutional Effectiveness Officer at All Colleges and Universities
William Knight
AHEE | April 2016

A National Profile of Vice Presidents for Institutional Effectiveness
William Knight, Cynthia Tweedell
AHEE | April 2016

Presidential Perspectives on Advancing the Institutional Effectiveness Model
Brian Bartolini, William Knight, Sarah Carrigan, Eri Fujieda, Mary Ann LaFleur, Jan Lyddon
AHEE | April 2016

Current Issues

• Comparative and International Education Society
• Higher Education Legislation from the U.S. Department of Education
• International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders
• OECD Higher Education Programme
• State Higher Education Executive Officers Policy Issues
• Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Policy and Data Resources

Literature

Brennan, J. & Shah, T. (2001). Managing quality in higher education: An international perspective on institutional assessment and change. Buckingham, England: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and Open University Press. Bresciani, M. J. (2006). Outcomes-based academic and co-curricular program review: A compilation of institutional good practices. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Davenport, T. H., Harris, J. G., & Morison, R. (2010). Analytics at work: Smarter decisions, better results. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press.

Eckel, P.D. & Kezar, A. (2003). Taking the reins: Institutional transformation in higher education.Westport, CT: American Council on Education and Praeger Publishers.

Fife, J.D. & Spangehl, S.D. (2012). Tools for improving institutional effectiveness. In R.D. Howard, G.W. McLaughlin, & W.E. Knight, (Eds.). The handbook of institutional research, (pp.656-672). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Freed, J. E. (1997). A culture for academic excellence: Implementing the quality principles in higher education.(ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report, 25(1)). Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED406963.pdf.

Green, J.T. (2013). Evidence-based decision making in academic research: The “Snowball” effect. (Research ROI: The impact of academic research, 3(1)). Retrieved from The Academic Executive Brief at http://academicexecutives.elsevier.com/articles/evidence-based-decision-making-academic-research-snowball-effect.

Head, B. (2010). Evidence-based policy: principles and requirements. In Strengthening Evidence-Based Policy in the Australian Federation, (pp. 13-26). Brisbane, Australia: University of Queensland.

Howard, R. D., McLaughlin, G. W., & Knight, W. E. (2012) (Eds.). The handbook for institutional research. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Knight, W.E. (2013). Optimizing institutional effectiveness functions to improve accreditation. Paper presented at the Higher Learning Commission annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Knight, W. E. (2010). In their own words: Effectiveness in institutional research. AIR Professional File, 115.

Leimer, C. (2013). Making the most of the institution’s capacity for evidence-based decisions and planning. In S. Bergan, E. Egron-Polak, J. Kohler. & L. Purser (Eds.). Handbook on Leadership and Governance in Higher Education, (pp. 58-68). Berlin, Germany: RAABE Academic Publishers.

Leimer, C. (2012). Organizing for evidence-based decision making and improvement. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 44(4), p. 45-51.

Leimer, C. (2011). The rise of institutional effectiveness: IR competitor, customer, collaborator, or replacement? AIR Professional File, 120.

Leimer, C. (2009). Taking a broader view: Using institutional research’s natural qualities for transformation. In C. Leimer (Ed.) New Directions for Institutional Research, 143, (pp. 85–93). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Leimer, C. (Ed.). (2009). Imagining the future of institutional research. New Directions for Institutional Research, 143. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Middaugh, M. F. (2009). Planning and assessment in higher education: Demonstrating institutional effectiveness. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Nair, C. S., Ed. (2008). Evidence-based decision making: scholarship and practice. (2008 Australasian Higher Education Evaluation Forum). Melbourne, Australia: Monash University, Centre for Higher Education Quality.

Nelson, K.A. & Nicholas, M.C. (2012). Universitywide program review: Evolving a process for program improvement and institutional planning. AIR Professional File, 128.

Posey, J.T. & Pitter, G.W. (2012). Integrating the functions of institutional research, institutional effectiveness, and information management. AIR Professional File, 126.

Pradilla, D. (2013). How to present statistics without boring your audience. Retrieved from http://www.danielpradilla.info/blog/en/how-to-present-statistics/?goback=.gde_4298680_member_266246605#!   Ruben, B. D. (2004). Pursuing excellence in higher education: Eight fundamental challenges. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Sayers, K.W. and Ryan, J.F. (2009). The institutional research option: Transforming data, information and decision making for institutions at risk. In J. Martin J.E. & Samels (Eds.). Turnaround: Leading stressed colleges and universities to excellence (pp. 211-220). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Scott, R. (2011). Assuring effectiveness and productivity in higher education. On Course: Business Insights and Trends for Trustees and Higher Education Administrators. Grant Thornton publisher.

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