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Finding Aid for the Higher Education Research Institute. Administrative files. 1965-2003.
University Archives Record Series 774  
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  • Title: Higher Education Research Institute. Administrative files.
    Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 774
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 18.0 linear ft. (18 cartons)
    Date: 1965-2003
    Abstract: Record Series 774 contains the administrative files of the UCLA Higher Education Research Institute (HERI), formerly known as the Higher Education Laboratory. These files include: correspondence, data runs, reports, selected survey instruments, and documents on the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP).
    creator: Higher Education Research Institute. 1974 -

    Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Higher Education Research Institute. Administrative files (University Archives Record Series 774). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

    Biography

    ACE/UCLA Relationship: HERI has been working with the American Council on Education (ACE) on the Freshman Survey since it transfered to UCLA in 1973. ACE website has a link to their archives though it looks like it is under construction. http://www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=ACEArchives
    Alexander Astin Notes: Worked with ACE until 1973 at which time he moved to UCLA.
    Grants Notes: Grant funded research projects or coding for grants found in files dated 1985 included, CIRP/FUSS (Federal Department of Education), FIPSE (Value-Added), Ford, Exxon, Higher Education Specialization, NIE Project and DEC.
    CIRP - Cooperative Institutional Research Program founding director is Dr. Alexander Astin and is the largest ongoing national study of college students in the United States. Survey started in 1966 by the American Council on Education (ACE) and then transferred to UCLA in 1973. Once transferred to UCLA, survey has been sponsored by ACE. The major focus of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program is to obtain descriptive information about the entering freshman students and to study the impact of college on those students. {MLS: ACE 1971, brochure.)

    Many of the survey questions remain the same from year to year providing comparative data which can be used to discover national trends. In addition to the repeated questions, as new issues promiment in higher education develop, those are also added to the questionnaire. Follow up surveys of students are also conducted. (MLS: UCLA Educator, Winter 74.)
    Uses of CIRP Data:

    The freshman survey data has been used for a variety of purposes including curriculum and program evaluation, impact studies, information for the public, institutional research and for normative comparisons. (MLS: from CIRP booklet.) (MLS: from UCLA Educator, Winter 1974: Five major categories in which CIRP data may be used include impact studies, descriptive and normative studies, studies of collect environment, methodolgical studies and theoretical studies.)
    HERI HISTORY:

    HERI (the Higher Education Research Institute (pronounced as the name 'Harry')was first established in 1973. At that time it was called the Laboratory for Research on Higher Education. HERI was established to serve as an "interdisciplinary center for research, evaluation, information, policy studies, and research training in higher education." [MLS: from CIRP booklet.)

    1977 pamphlet: Address in 1977: 924 Westwood Blvd. Suite 850. Los Angeles, CA 90024. Says institute was established in 1973 to "carry out empirical research in all sectors of postsecondary education: two- and four-year coleges, universitites, proprietary institutions, and adult education." "The research program of the Institute encompasses four broad areas: academic administration and institutional management, federal and state financial aid programs, use of postsecondary education in careers, and educational equity for women."

    Chronology

    1966 Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) started at American Council on Education (ACE).
    1973 CIRP transferred to HERI (formerly called Laboratory for Research on Higher Education?) at UCLA.
    1985-1987 Astin and Inouye CAEL Student Potential Project.
    1985 Astin and J. Lehman GSE Faculty Survey.
    2003 Astin, Astin and Lindholm CSBV Pilot Survey.

    Scope and Content

    Record Series 774 contains the administrative files of the UCLA Higher Education Research Institute (HERI), formerly known as the Higher Education Laboratory. These files include: correspondence, data runs, reports, selected survey instruments, and documents on the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP).
    CIRP is the largest ongoing national study of college students in the United States. The first CIRP survey was taken in 1966 and sponsored by the American Council on Education (ACE); in 1973 the CIRP survey was relocated to UCLA with the transfer of Alexander W. Astin from ACE to UCLA. Astin served as the first Director of HERI (1973 to 20--).
    Abbreviations found in material include:

    ACE = American Council on Education

    ACT = American College Testing Program

    CAEL = ?

    CIP = Curriculum Integration Project

    CIRP = Cooperative Institutional Research Program

    CSBV = College Students' Beliefs and Values

    CSS = College Student Survey

    FIPSE = Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education

    HEGIS = Higher Education General Information Surveys

    HERI = Higher Education Research Institute

    HSGPA = High school grade point average

    IRB = Institutional Review Board

    PSAT = Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test

    SAT = Scholastic Aptitude Test

    SISFAP = Study of the Impact of Student Financial Aid Programs

    SPP = Student Potential Program
    Names of people/places noted during processing:

    Alexander Astin (Also Alexander W. Astin; Sandy Astin)

    John A. Creager

    Office of Research – American Council on Education (ACE)

    Robert F. Boruch

    Alan E. Bayer

    David E. Drew

    Engin I. Holmstrom

    Jeannie T. Royer

    Richard M. Webb

    Elaine H. El-Khawas

    Ann S. Bisconti

    Lindholm

    Inoue

    Clark Kerr (Chairman, Carnegie Commission on Higher Education)

    Carnegie Commission on Higher Education (conducted joint survey with ACE – forms available)

    Laboratory for Research on Higher Education (former name of HERI?)

    Robert Pace (1978, Director of Laboratory for Research on Higher Education)

    Helen S. Astin (in 1976, Vice-President of HERI)

    Michele Harway

    Patricia McNamara

    Daryl E. Carlson

    Bakke (?Case in 1978? On preferential use of race in admitting students to selective academic programs)

    Exxon Education Foundation's Resource Allocation Management Program

    Value Added: New Approach to Institutional Excellence (grant funded by FIPSE) 86-?Box 15 does not exist.
    This is an active Record Series; additional University records are expected to be added.
    The collection is organized into the following series:
    1. Series 1. HERI Administrative files.
    2. Series 2. Survey files and data runs
    3. Series 3. Reports, publications and announcements (ca. 1973 - )