New Directions for Institutional Research

NDIR is a quarterly thematic and practitioner-oriented edited journal from Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Brand. Special issues are focused around a new or developing topic related to institutional research, planning, assessment, institutional effectiveness or higher education management.

October 6, 2017

Call for Editorial Board Members

NDIR is seeking a diverse group of higher education scholars and institutional research professionals to join its Editorial Board for a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2018. Responsibilities of the Editorial Board will include:

  1. Review draft chapters: Board members will be expected to review and provide constructive feedback for 3 or 4 chapters per year (roughly one every 4 months). NDIR chapters are typically between 4 and 5,000 words.

  2. Suggest special issue topics: Board members will be periodically asked to provide suggestions for issue topics that would be of interest and value to the NDIR readership.

  3. Identify potential issue editors: Board members will be encouraged to make recommendations for potential special issue editors to the NDIR Editor.

  4. Promote the journal: Board members will be asked to actively promote NDIR and encourage colleagues and members of their professional networks to access newly published issues.

  5. Participate in board meetings: Board members are expected to participate (in person or remotely) in a board meeting during the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum in late May or early June each year.

Required Qualifications:

  • Established publishing record in scholarly peer-reviewed journals (experience editing and/or contributing to NDIR or the New Directions series is preferred)

  • Professional experience and/or scholarly expertise specific to institutional research, effectiveness, planning, assessment, information technology, business intelligence, and/or higher education management

  • Experience as a peer reviewer for scholarly peer-reviewed journals

  • Up to date understanding of literature related to institutional research and/or related areas

Nominations (self-nominations are encouraged) should be emailed to NDIR Editor-in-Chief, Gloria Crisp (crispg@oregonstate.edu). Nominations should include a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement of the nominee’s qualifications and resume/vitae. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, November 3rd.

June 5, 2017

The latest issue of NDIR is focused on Student Veteran Data in Higher Education. Visit the website for more details.

January 9, 2017

The latest NDIR volume is this Special Issue: Studying Transfer in Higher Education: New Approaches to Enduring and Emerging Topics

October 1, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW DIRECTIONS FOR INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH (NDIR), is a thematic and practitioner-oriented edited publication from Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Brand. Quarterly issues of NDIR focus on specific topics related to institutional research, planning, or higher education management. NDIR editors are interested in receiving proposals from potential issue editors who identify and work with chapter contributors, particularly proposals focused on the following topics (with focus on the IR audience and implications for IR):

  • Accountability/performance based funding
  • Assessing student affairs programs
  • Qualitative research in IR work
  • Data mining
  • The role of theory in IR work
  • Budget systems and models
  • Contingent faculty: trends and impacts

Potential contributors should review recent issues of NDIR for style/format/focus. The timeframe from accepted proposal to print is approximately nine months. Issues are typically seven or eight chapters and between 30,000 and 40,000 words. Institutional researchers and higher education scholars interested in exploring opportunities to serve as issue editors should contact Gloria Crisp at crispg@oregonstate.edu.

Volume 2016, Issue 168

The latest issue of New Directions for Institutional Research (NDIR) is titled Postgraduate Outcomes of College Students. The volume is edited by Jerold (Raldy) S. Laguilles, Mary Ann Coughlin, Heather A. Kelly and Allison M. Walters. The issue can be accessed on the Wiley website.

Volume 2016, Issue 167

The newest, special issue of NDIR is entitled MOOC’s and Higher Education: Implications for Institutional Research. Visit the WIley website for details.

Volume 2015, Issue 166

The most recent issue of NDIR focuses on external data reporting. Also of interest are the Editors’ notes

* Denotes AIR member

Special Issue: Assessing Civic Engagement

Volume 2014, Issue 162 

* Denotes AIR member

NDIR Call for Issue Editors - October 2014 

The editors of New Directions for Institutional Research (NDIR) are interested in receiving proposals from IR professionals who will serve as issue editors. Potential topics include

Workforce Data and IR 

  • Reducing the Reporting Burden for IPEDS     
  • Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP)
  • Accountability/Institutional Rankings
  • TT vs. Non-TT Faculty: Trends and Impacts
  • MOOCs
  • Veteran Students and IR
  • ACA – Institutional Impacts and Responses
  • Measuring Faculty Scholarly Productivity

Please contact John Ryan (jfryan@uvm.edu) or Gloria Crisp (Gloria.crisp@utsa.edu) for more information. 

NDIR Call for Contributors - February/March 2014

New Directions for Institutional Research (NDIR) is under the new editorship of John Ryan and Gloria Crisp. NDIR is a quarterly sourcebook published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley. Each issue focuses on a specific topic related to IR, planning, or higher education management. The editors are interested in receiving proposals from potential issue editors who identify and work with chapter contributors. Example topics (with focus on the IR audience and implications for IR) include:

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • ACA – Institutional Impacts and Responses
  • Budget Systems and Models
  • Data Warehousing/Data Marts
  • Measuring Faculty Scholarly Productivity
  • TT vs. Non-TT Faculty: Trends and Impacts
  • MOOCs
  • Accountability (such as the White House Scorecard)

NDIR issues are normally seven to eight chapters in length (30,000-40,000 words). Potential contributors are encouraged to read recent issues of NDIR for style/format/focus. The time frame from accepted proposals to print is approximately nine months. Those interested in exploring opportunities to publish in NDIR and/or serve as volume editors are encouraged to contact John Ryan at jfryan@uvm.edu.

NDIR Update - November 2013

It is with great appreciation that the Association for Institutional Research recognizes Paul Umbach and Tricia Seifert for their service as Editor and Associate Editor of New Directions for Institutional Research (NDIR) from 2010 to 2013. Paul and Tricia are working with John Ryan, incoming Editor, to ensure a seamless transition and to plan for future volumes of the journal.   

NDIR is a quarterly sourcebook published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley under the sponsorship and policies of AIR. Each issue focuses on a specific topic related to IR, planning, or higher education management. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, cost and finance, quality and assessment, best practices, access, faculty issues, governance, accountability and improvement, innovations and change, and updates on past topics that remain pertinent and ubiquitous.   

Authors interested in exploring opportunities to publish in NDIR and/or serve as volume editors are encouraged to contact John Ryan at jfryan@uvm.edu.  

Special Issue: Global Issues in Institutional Research - Spring 2013

Volume 2013, Issue 157

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