Institutional Research

Available Books at Institutional Research

Fletcher 212, Pitzer College

Assessment

AAHE Assessment Forum. (1997). Learning Through Assessment: A Resource Guide for Higher Education. Edited by Lion F. Gardiner, Caitlin Anderson, and Barbara C. Cambridge. Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education.

Angelo, Thomas A. & Cross, K. Patricia. (1993). Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers (2nd ed). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Banta, Trudy W., ed., (2007). Assessing Student Learning in the Disciplines. Assessment Update Collections; Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA.

Banta, Trudy W., ed. (2004). Hallmarks of Effective Outcomes Assessment. Assessment Update Collections; Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA.

Banta, Trudy W., ed. (2003). Portfolio Assessment: Uses, Cases, Scoring, and Impact. Assessment Update; Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA.

Bresciani, M. J. (2006). Outcomes-based academic and co-curricular program review. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Suskie, Linda (2004). Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company, Inc.

Walvoord, B. E. (2004). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions, departments, and general education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Wergin, J. F. & Swingen, J. N. (2000). Departmental assessment: How some campuses are effectively evaluating the collective work of faculty. Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education.

Diversity

American Commitments Panel (1995). American Pluralism and the College Curriculum: Higher Education in a Diverse Democracy. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges & Universities.

American Commitments Panel (1995). The Drama of Diversity and Democracy: Higher Education and American Commitments. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges & Universities.

Beckham, Edgar F. (2000). Diversity, Democracy, and Higher Education: A View from Three Nations. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges & Universities.

Beckham, Edgar F. (2002). Global Collaborations: The Role of Higher Education in Diverse Democracies. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges & Unviversities.

Clayton-Pedersen, Alma R., Sharon Parker, Daryl G. Smith, Jose F. Moreno and Daniel Hiroyuki Teraguchi,(2007). Making a Real Difference with Diversity: A Guide to Institutional Change. AAC&U, Washington, D.C.

García, Mildred, Hudgins, Cynthia A., Musil, Caryn M., Nettles, Michael T. Sedlacek, William E., & Smith, Daryl G. (2001). Assessing Campus Diversity Initiatives: A Guide for Campus Practitioners. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges & Universities.

Levine, Felice J., Havidan Rodriguez, Carla B. Howery, & Alfonso R. Latoni-Rodriguez (2002). Promoting Diversity and Excellence in Higher Education through Department Change. Washingtdon, DC: American Sociological Association.

Smith, Daryl G. and Associates (1997). Diversity Works: The Emerging Picture of How Students Benefit. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges & Universities.

Turner, Caroline S. V. (2002). Diversifying the Faculty: A Guidebook for Search Committees. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges & Universities. (3 copies)

Wlodkowski, Raymond J. & Ginsberg, Margery B. (1995). Diversity and Motivation: Culturally Responsive Teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

First-Year Students

Barefoot, Betsy O., Warnock, Carrie L., Dickinson, Michael P., Richardson, Sharon E., & Roberts, Melissa R. (1998). Exploring the Evidence: Reporting Outcomes of First-Year Seminars (Vol. 2). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina.

Erickson, Bette LaSere & Diane Weltner Strommer (1991). Teaching College Freshmen. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Gardner, John N., Barefoot, Betsy O., & Swing, Randy L. (2001). Guidelines for Evaluating…The First-Year Experience at Four-Year Colleges (2nd ed.). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina.

Sax, Linda J., Lindholm, Jennifer A., Astin, Alexander W., Korn, William S., & Mahoney, Kathryn M. (2001). The American Freshman: National Norms for 2001. Los Angeles: Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA.

Research

Committee on Assessing Integrity in Research Environments. (2002). Integrity in Scientific Research: Creating an Environment that Promotes Responsible Conduct. Washington, DC: The National Academic Press.

Cheng, David X. (2005). Assessing Students’ Perceptions of Campus Community: A Focus Group Approach (No. 95). Tallahassee, FL: Association for Institutional Research.

Coughlin, Mary Ann & Pagano, Marian. (1997). Case Study Applications of Statistics in Institutional Research (No. 10). Tallahassee, FL: Association for Institutional Research.

Howard, Richard D. (2001). Institutional Research: Decision Support in Higher Education. Tallahassee, FL: Association for Institutional Research.

Knight, William E. (2003). The Primer for Institutional Research. Tallahassee, FL: Association for Institutional Research.

Nardi, Peter. (2003). Doing Survey Research: A Guide to Quantitative Methods. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

Peterson, Marvin W. (1999). ASHE Reader on Planning and Institutional Research. Needham Heights, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing.

Smart, John C. (2001). Research in Higher Education: Journal of The Association for Institutional Research (Vol. 42, No. 2). New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Human Sciences Press.
Articles included:
“On the Path to College: Three Critical Tasks Facing America’s Disadvantaged”
“ Estimating First-Year Student Attrition Rates: An Application of Multilevel Modeling Using Categorical Variables”
“Analyzing Faculty Workload Data Using Multilevel Modeling”
“Institutional Researchers’ Perceptions of Effectiveness”

Smart, John C. (2002). Research in Higher Education: Journal of The Association for Institutional Research (Vol. 43, No. 2). New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Human Sciences Press.
Articles included:
“Comparing Student Performance and Growth in 2- and 4-Year Institutions”
“Students’ Precollege Preparation for Participation in a Diverse Democracy”
“Does High School Matter? An Analysis of Three Methods of Predicting First-Year Grades”
“How Do Academic Departments Impact Student Satisfaction? Understanding the Contextual Effects of Departments”
“Artificial Neural Networks: A New Approach to Predicting Application Behavior”

Smart, John C. (2003). Research in Higher Education: Journal of The Association for Institutional Research (Vol. 44, No. 2). New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Human Sciences Press.
Articles included:
“Using Publications Counts to Measure an Institution’s Research Productivity”
“Testing a Model of Administrative Job Satisfaction”
“Factors That Promote Faculty Involvement in and Satisfaction with Institutional and Classroom Student Assessment”
“The Status of Women and Minorities Among Community College Faculty”
“The Relationship Between Institutional Mission and Students’ Involvement and Educational Outcomes”

Smart, John C. (2004). Research in Higher Education: Journal of The Association for Institutional Research (Vol. 45, No. 2). New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Human Sciences Press.
Articles included:
“The Relationship Between Institutional Expenditures and Degree Attainment at Baccalaureate Colleges”
“Adding Value: Learning Communities and Student Engagement”
“Examining the Influences on Faculty Departure Intentions: A Comparison of Tenured Versus Nontenured Faculty at Research Universities Using NSOPF-99”
“Culture, Climate, and Contribution: Career Satisfaction Among Female Faculty”
“Measuring Quality: A Comparison of U.S. News Rankings and NSSE Benchmarks”

Service Learning, Internships (Sociology)

Eberts, Paul, Howery, Carla B., Berheide, Catherine W., Crittenden, Kathleen, Davis, Robert, Gamson, Zelda, & Wagenaar, Theodore C. (1990). Liberal Learning and the Sociology Major. Washington, DC: American Sociological Asociation.

Ender, Morton G., Kowalewski, Brenda M., Cotter, David A., Martin, Lee, & DeFiore, JoAnn (1996). Service-Learning and Undergraduate Sociology: Syllabi and Instructional Materials. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Hohm, Charles F. (1998). Special Issue on Tenure and the Academy. Sociological Perspectives. Stamford, CT: Jai Press Inc.

Jackson, Katherine (1994). Redesigning Curricula: Models of Service Learning Syllabi. Providence, RI: Campus Compact.

Salem, Richard (1999). The Internship Handbook: Development and Administration of Internship Programs in Sociology. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Teaching Tips

McKeachie, Wilbert J. (1999). McKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co.
(9th – 11th editions available)

Weimer, Maryellen (2002). Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Miscellaneous

Doherty, Austin, Riordan, Tim & Roth, James. (2002). Student Learning: A Central Focus for Institutions of Higher Education. Milwaukee, WI: Alverno College Institute.
(2 copies available)

Dolence, Michael G & Norris, Donald M. (1995). Transforming Higher Education: A Vision for Learning in the 21st Century. Ann Arbor, MI: Society for College and University Planning.

Kramer, Gary L. (2003). Faculty Advising Examined: Enhancing the Potential of College Faculty as Advisors. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company, Inc.

US News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges Edition, Years 2000-2010.

Zubizarreta, John (2004). The Learning Portfolio. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company, Inc.