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Institutional Research. Collection 1921-Ongoing

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSU Archives Collection 016

Scope and Contents

Institutional Research is a collection of the reports and data compiled by Institutional Research to better understand the campus and student body. The data includes enrollment reports, degrees conferred, different surveys of departments on campus between 1921 and present, program reviews, and accreditations reports. This collection also contains information gathered from outside of the university to help show the composition of the student body. The series are as follows:

Enrollment Data and Degrees Conferred: This series encompasses all the printouts that show the enrollment figures from 1975 through 1992. This series also shows the degrees earned between 1946 and 1995. Included with the degrees earned are the minors that people took between 1983 and 1994. There is also information on class sizes by different sections of campus. Note that the HEGIS is the predecessor of IPEDS.

Institutional Research Data: This series is a compilation of the information that Institutional Research gathered in order to put out information about campus. Some of the information collected was also used for the statistics of the college. Included here are surveys Institutional Research conducted in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as plans to consolidate the campuses into one campus. There is also a section on the strategic planning commission that took place at Mankato State University between 1989 and 1990. This Commission looked at different areas of the campus and made recommendations on how these areas could be improved.There is some duplication within this series. Because the reports were generated from

Institutional Research, there were two copies of some reports kept for archival purposes. The Institutional Research collection includes program reviews and accreditation reports from many different departments around the campus. There are number of program reviews and accreditation reports in the Academic Affair collection, they will be recorded under this collection effectively from 2018 for future references. https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/student-success-analytics-and-integrated-planning/

Outside Research: This series is the extra information that Institutional Research used to help determine the statistics of the student body. This includes reports on American College Testing (ACT) scores and reports from Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Dates

  • 1921-Ongoing

Conditions Governing Use

There are SOME restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Biographical / Historical

According to the current Institutional Research website (2018), Institutional Research provides access to institutional knowledge for university stakeholders and external agents. Strategic, data informed decision making requires the accurate and timely collection, analysis, and dissemination of critical information: as such, institutional research is committed to fostering excellence and integrity in all our processes.

Extent

30.00 Cubic Feet (25 Oversized boxes, 25 Archives boxes, 1 Hollinger box, 2 Oversized folders) : Paper

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Institutional Research is a collection of the reports and data compiled by Institutional Research to better understand the campus and student body. The data includes enrollment reports, degrees conferred, program reviews, accreditation material and different surveys and studies of departments on campus between 1921 and present. This collection also contains information gathered from outside of the university to help show the composition of the student body.
Title
Institutional Research. Collection, 1921 - Ongoing.
Status
Completed
Author
Heather Harren
Date
2010-10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2018-03: Kieu Cao updated the collection

Repository Details

Part of the Minnesota State University, Mankato University Archives Repository

Contact:
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US
507-389-1029