【Practical implementation of institutional research assists in school governance and demonstrates the effectiveness of the school's educational endeavors.】
This article mainly introduces the purpose and scope of the institutional research at Chung Hua University. The institutional research aims to assist senior executives in data-driven campus governance, which includes establishing a professional institutional research system, developing Institutional research, and establishing a Institutional research data system. Based on the needs of campus governance, they conduct Institutional Research (IR) analysis of the student lifecycle, exploring issues related to student sources, characteristics, teaching quality, campus life, learning outcomes, and employment performance. The results of the IR analysis are then applied to improve campus governance and demonstrate the effectiveness of the university's educational practices.
Furthermore, in the "College and University Analysis Report" provided by the Office of Promotion, Coordination, and Impact Evaluation of the Higher Education Sprout Project initiated by the Ministry of Education, five campus-level measures are observed to assess the implementation of institutional research. The application of IR analysis results in campus-level measures has garnered significant attention, particularly in cases where IR analysis on specific issues has been carried out continuously for multiple years, leading to comprehensive insights.
The article also mentions that in the application process for the second phase of the Higher Education Sprout Project conducted by the Ministry of Education between years 112 to 116, schools are encouraged to use the results of institutional research to illustrate the "current situation and problems" of the school and to present the effectiveness of the project's implementation supported by IR analysis. This demonstrates the vital application of IR analysis results in showcasing the school's achievements.
The focus then shifts to reporting the progress of two major institutional research projects at the university that have been ongoing for more than four years, namely "Student Source Management" and "Promotion of Student Academic Stability." Moreover, they present how IR analysis results have been utilized to highlight the school's achievements, such as the progress of students from enrollment to employment.
In conclusion, the article acknowledges that there may be limitations in the institutional research work and looks forward to the guidance and suggestions from advanced IR practitioners to further enhance campus governance and showcase the effectiveness of the university's educational practices.
【Excerpt from the issue No. 01, 2023 of TWAEA’s ePaper】