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Creator Institutional Research (WKU)
Title UA56. Institutional Research Series 3. Reports File 2. External Reports
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1966
Description External reports created by the department of Institutional Research. These also include information requests, surveys and questionnaires from outside institutions. Subjects of these reports include financial aid, student enrollment, higher education, faculty/staff. Institutions include Kentucky Council on Higher Education, American Association of Colleges & Teachers, American Association of Colleges & Schools, National Center for Educational Statistics, and American Council on Education.
Admin / Biog History The Office of Institutional Research is focused on the collection, organization, maintenance and analysis of institutional and other data for executive-level decision support, institutional management, operations and planning functions. Included in this mission is systematic information processing of institutional data leading to broadly based institutional perspectives and understanding. Also included are studies related to projected organizational needs, program objectives and efficient use of institutional resources. [http://www.wku.edu/instres/]

It was created in 1965 as a staff resource directly under the supervision of the president's office. In 1972 the scope increased to providing data analysis and research. The department was moved to Academic Services. In 1975 Computer Information Services was brought in to provide greater accessibility to institute-wide databases and provide both with needed computer support. The office began reporting through the Assistant to the President for Resources Management / Director of the Budget between 1975 and 1984. From 1985, the office reported to the Executive Vice President for Administrative Affairs until 1990. From 1991 until 1993, it then reported to the Executive Vice President for Administration and Technology. The office also reported to the Assistant Vice President for Finance & Administration from 1994-1997. From 1998 to the present, it reports to the Office of Provost for Academic Affairs.

Directors:
1965-1971 O.J. Wilson
1972-1980 Curtis Logsdon
1982-1994 John Foe
1995-1997 K. Ann Mead
1998- Robert Cobb
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Institutional Research (WKU)
Finding Aids TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/121/
Catalog Number UA56.3.2
Dates of Creation 1966-present
Caption WKU Archives Documents
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA56.3
Level of Description Subseries
Containers American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Report
American Association of State Colleges & Universities
Barron's Educational Series Project
Britannica Book of the Year Questionnaire
College Advisory Association Institutional Questionnaire
Council for Financial Aid to Education - Voluntary Support of Education Survey
Cowles Education Directory
Evolution of Public Colleges & Universities Questionnaire
Hours & Earnings - Nonsupervisory Employees Survey
Institute of International Education Survey - WKU Faculty Abroad
Management Concepts & Techniques in Academic Administration Survey
National College & University Directory
Adjunct Faculty Survey
American Council on Education
Belmont Collge
Black Student Enrollment
Enrollment Audit Reports
Enrollment Statewide Projection Reports
Faculty-Staff Organizational Survey
Financial Aid Data - Council on Higher Education
Financial Data Request
General Fund Dollars
Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) - Compliance Reports
Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) - General
Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) - Degree Survey
Higher Education Staff Information
Higher Education Finance Survey
Higher Education SCR 30 Study Committee
Humanities - Faculty Full-time
Institutional Profile
Integrated Post Secondary Data System - (IPEDS)
Kentucky Public Higher Education Institutions
National Center for Educational Statistics
National Honors Affiliation Report
North Carolina State Board of Higher Education Questionnaire
Nursing Associate Degree Program Questionnaire
Salaries - National Education Association Survey
Science Research Associates, Inc. - College Selection System Questionnaire
Student Enrollment - Tennessee
Latin American Projects Questionnaire
Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS) - One Year Followup Report
Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS) - Visiting Committee Report
Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS) - Visiting Committee Report
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