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Professional Papers and Presentations

Professional Papers and Presentations




Investigating a Proposed Funding Formula Metric

  • 2014 MidAIR Conference



Communicating Uncertainty - An example using the SOC Approach to Reporting IPEDS HR Survey Data

Using Censored Data to Predict the Time Required to Complete a Bachelor's Degree

High School Core Course Grade Point Average as a Predictor of Undergraduate Academic Success

Re-engineering the Faculty Communication Proficiency Survey
Lessons Learned in Developing Accountability Measures for a University System
NSICP (Delaware Study) Data
Promise and Pitfalls of Updating State and Federal Compliance Reporting with New Administrative Systems
The Qualities of an Effective Institutional Research Director in Today´s Higher Education Environment
General Structure/Architecture of State Level Higher Education Funding Models
Providing Accountability through Data and Process; the Program Audit.
Understanding State Higher Education Politics:  The Case of Tuition Policy
Assessing Undergraduate Financial Aid Distribution Patterns:  The Case of the University of Missouri System
Providing Accountability Through Data and Process-The Program Audit
Utilizing the Cross-Industry Standard Process for Data Mining to Detect Unique Retention Patterns of First-Time Freshmen
The National Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity Revisited:  Trends, Uses, and Measures of Instructional Costs and Faculty Productivity
Using Geographic Information Systems to Create Meaningful Institutional Data and Analysis
Education Achievement of Adult and Traditional Age Students
Peer Group Analysis: For Administrators Only?
Probationary Admit Students: An Exploratory Study of First-Year Retention
Transfer Success at a Multi-campus University System
Dual Credit and Advanced Placement: Do They Help Prepare Students for Success in College?
  • 2002 MidAIR and 2003 AIR Conference
Understanding Transfer Student Success Revisited: Transfer Students - Who are They and How Successful are They?
  • 2002 MidAIR Fall Conference
Using Performance Indicators and a Corporate Scorecard to Develop a Strategic Plan
  • 2001 MidAIR Fall Conference
Student Borrowing and Debt Burden of Undergraduates

Presented at 1999 MidAIR Fall Conference

Since the Higher Education Act was amended in 1992, the number and amount of loans to students has increased dramatically, sparkling concern among students, parents, higher education leaders, and policymakers nationwide. It is important to assess at the institutional level how much students are borrowing and how much debt they are accumulating. This study reports student loan debt among undergraduates at a large public university system, including the characteristics of those who borrow and the magnitude of indebteness as expressed by salary required to repay the amount borrowed.

The University's Work Distribution Survey: Developing a Business Case for Process Reengineering

Presented at 1999 AIR Forum

As the University embarked on the task of reengineering its adminstrative systems,it was imperative to have a tool that would help define the questions and set the foundations for process reengineering within the context of a complex, multi-campus university system. Drawing from the work of Dougherty, Kidwell, and Hubbard, the University, working with Coopers and Lybrand Higher Education Consulting, developed a Work Distribution Survey as one means of gathering the needed data.

Justifying Process Redesign: The University of Missouri's Work Distribution Survey

Presented at 1998 MidAIR Fall Conference

Faced with the realization that dated processes and technology were adversely affecting “customer service” and administrative efficiency, the University of Missouri wanted to take advantage of contemporary “best practices” and technology. To help support the case that although current processes seemed to be working but were in need of being overhauled, the University of Missouri and Coopers & Lybrand Consulting together developed the Work Distribution Survey. The results of the survey have been invaluable for measuring the magnitude and costs of the University's administrative processes and for developing new perspectives of administrative efficiency.

Enrollment Behavior and Educational Fee Policy

Presented at 1998 MidAIR Fall Conference

The likely effects of educational fee policies on undergraduate enrollment and fee revenue are explored by examining two methods of charging educational fees: a plateau or flat-fee system and a linear system. Two very different campuses of a university system have been chosen to demonstrate these effects. The results indicate distinct differences in enrollment behavior between the two methods and also between the effects experienced at two campuses serving distinctly different student bodies.

Can Race-Blind Policies Produce a Diverse Student Body?

Presented at 1998 AIR Forum

Can consideration of factors associated with racial disadvantage yield freshman classes that are also racially diverse? This paper reviews relevant legislative and judicial actions, reports findings of bias in admission measures, examines the extent to which economic conditions function as barriers to attendance in Missouri, and describes the impact of admissions models that attempt to overcome economic and social barriers.

Reviewed May 09, 2016.