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Creator Institutional Research (WKU)
Title UA56. Institutional Research Series 3. Reports File 1. Internal Reports
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1966
Description Internal reports created by the department of Institutional Research. Reports include statistical analyses, surveys and evaluations of faculty, salaries, program and student enrollments, degree programs, at WKU. Series also includes Instructional Indices which provide information on student/faculty ratios by dept and college.
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 UA56.3.1
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 Fraternities
Institutional Research - Baccalaureate Alumni Survey
Institutional Research - Baccalaureate Program Review
Bachelors Degree-Years to Learn
Black Faculty Teaching Members
Black Students Enrolled
College Management AV Instruction Cost Survey
Community College
Co-Operative Education Courses - Credit Hours
Computer Survey
Cumulative Student - Faculty Data
Degrees Conferred - Kentucky State Supported Universities
Degrees Conferred - Western Kentucky University
Developmental Studies
Evaluation of Western Kentucky University Alumni Questionnaire
FD-6 Bonds & Bond Anticipation Notes payable
Faculty Rank Report
Faculty Salary Survey by State Colleges & Universities
Formula Summary - State Support of Current Operations
Full-Time Equivalent Faculty - College of Education
Full-Time Regular Faculty
Institutional Research - Instructional Indices
Institutional Research - Major Role in Higher Education
Institutional Research - Salary Range
Outcomes Assessment
Program Enrollments
Program Graduates
Student Financial Aid
Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Alumni Report
Program Enrollments Community Colleges
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