Office of Institutional Research: Reports, Surveys, and Publications 1.4

George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives
Bowdoin College Library

Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Office of Institutional Research: Reports, Surveys, and Publications, 1977-
ID
1.4
Date
1977-
Extent
2.0 linear feet.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Office of Institutional Research: reports surveys and publications. George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives. Bowdoin College Library.


Biograophical/Historical Note

The Office of Institutional Research was established in 1992. In January 1995, Christine Brooks was appointed Director of Records and Research, overseeing both Institutional Research and Student Records. The office consolidates the self-study and comparative study functions previously performed by many other departments of the college.


Scope and Content

Reports, surveys and publications produced by Institutional Research include statistical information on Bowdoin and its relationship to other colleges of its type in the United States as well as internal analyses done with information supplied by college departments. Also included are copies of reports on a number of topics submitted to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Service (IPEDS). Copies of all reports, publications and surveys are put on reserve in the library for one year after release. Records contained in this collection that were created prior to 1992 were created by staff in various college departments. These functions are now carried out by Institutional Research.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

Some material restricted, consult series descriptions for specific information.


Collection Inventory

1.4.1: IPEDS Completions Survey, 1980-   3.0 folders.

Series Description:

This series contains Bowdoin College's responses to the IPEDS Completion Survey. The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a federal agency that collects data for the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. The purpose of the completions survey is to collect data on the number of graduates by type of program, and level of awards, and to monitor changes educational patterns. Completion data is used by Federal and State government agencies for manpower planning and by business and industry groups for recruiting purposes; and by researchers and others to study manpower supply and demand.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

IPEDS Completions Survey, 1977-1981 

1 2

IPEDS Completions Survey, 1982, 1985-91 

1 3

IPEDS Completions Survey, 1991- 


1.4.2: IPEDS Institutional Characteristics Survey, 1987-   1.0 folders.

Series Description:

This series contains Bowdoin College's responses to the IPEDS Institutional Characteristics (IC) Survey. The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a federal agency that collects data for the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. The purpose of the IC survey is to collect data to describe the institutions of higher education. IC data is used to compile the Directory of Postsecondary Institutions, and for research, statistical analysis, and general information.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 4

IPEDS Institutional Characteristics Survey, 1987- 


1.4.3: IPEDS Finance Survey, 1978-   1.0 folders.

Series Description:

This series contains Bowdoin College's responses to the IPEDS Finance Survey. The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a federal agency that collects data for the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. The purpose of the Finance survey is to collect data to describe the financial condition of institutions of higher education. Results of the survey are used to allow institutions to compare their financial data to national averages.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 5

IPEDS Finance Survey, 1978- 


1.4.4: IPEDS Salaries, Tenure, and Fringe Benefits of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Survey, 1990-   1.0 folders.

Series Description:

This series contains Bowdoin College's responses to the IPEDS Salaries, Tenure, and Fringe Benefits of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Survey. The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a federal agency that collects data for the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. The purpose of this survey is to collect data on full-time faculty members by, financial considerations, contract length, sex, and academic rank. This data is used by postsecondary institutions to establish competitive compensations packages, and by government agencies to analyze the the teaching profession as a whole.

Arrangement:

Arranged choronogically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 6

IPEDS Salaries, Tenure, and Fringe Benefits of Full-time Instructional Faculty Survey, 1990- 


1.4.5: IPEDS Academic Libraries Servey, 1990-   1.0 folders.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Series Description:

This series contains Bowdoin College's responses to the IPEDS Academic Libraries Survey. The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a federal agency that collects data for the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. This data is obtained periodically to create a comprehensive picture on the status of collections, staff, services and library operating expenditures in postsecondary institutions. Federal and state agencies use this data for regional and national comparisons of library resources.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
1 7

IPEDS Academic Libraries Survey, 1990, 1992- 


1.4.6: IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey, 1980-1992   2.0 folders.

Series Description:

This series contains Bowdoin College's responses to the IPEDS Enrollment Survey. The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a federal agency that collects data for the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. The data collected is used to update the Digest of Education Statistics and other annual publications. Fall enrollment is used to measure access to postsecondary education.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 8

IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey, 1977-1984 

1 9

IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey, 1985-1992 


1.4.7: IPEDS Fall Staff Survey, 1993   1.0 folders.

Series Descripton:

This series contains Bowdoin College's responses to the IPEDS Enrollment Survey. The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a federal agency that collects data for the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. The data collected is used to create a comprehensive picture of staff in institutions of postsecondary education. Collection of this data over a period of time allows comparisons of staffing patterns by institutional type.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 10

IPEDS Fall Staff Survey, 1993 


1.4.8: IPEDS Residence of First-time Students, 1979-1988   1.0 folders.

Series Description:

This series contains Bowdoin's responses to the IPEDS survey of the residence of first-time students. It reports the State (or foreign country) of residence when students are first admitted to the College. This data collected is used to create a comprehensive picture of first-time students in institutions of higher education in the United States.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 11

IPEDS Residence of First-time students 


1.4.9: IPEDS Total Instituional Activity, 1986, 1988   1.0 folders.

Series Descriptions:

Bowdoin's responses to the IPEDS Total Institutional Activity survey. This survey collects data on total credit hours to provide national measures of institutional productivity. It is used by the Department of Education to determine funding allocations, statistical projections of financial aid costs, and as a measure of institutional size.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 12

IPEDS Total Institutional Activity, 1986, 1988 


1.4.10: Bowdoin College Fact Books and Common Data Sets, 1994-   0.5 linear feet.

Series Descriptions:

Basic facts and figures compiled by Bowdoin's Office of Institutional Research regarding admission, financial aid, academic offerings, instructional faculty, class size, enrollment, student life, and degrees conferred. This series contains published Fact Books for 1994-2002, and annual Common Data Sets beginning 2001-2002, which have been printed from the Office of Institutional Research's web site.

Arrangement:

Arranged by material type, then chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
2 1-2

Fact Book, 1994-1995 

2 3

Fact Book, 1995-1996 

2 4

Fact Book, 1997-1998 

2 5

Fact Book, 1998-1999 

2 6

Fact Book, 1999-2000 

2 7

Fact Book, 2000-2001 

2 8

Fact Book, 2001-2002 

2 9

Fact Book, 2002-2003 

2 10

Common Data Sets, 2001-2002 

2 11

Common Data Sets, 2002-2003 

2 12

Common Data Sets, 2003-2004 

2 13

Common Data Sets, 2004-2005 

2 14

Common Data Sets, 2005-2006 

2 15

Common Data Sets, 2006-2007 

2 16

Common Data Sets, 2007-2008 

2 17

Common Data Sets, 2008-2009 

2 18

Common Data Sets, 2009-2010 

2 19

Common Data Sets, 2010-2011 

2 20

Common Data Sets, 2011-2012 

2 21

Common Data Sets, 2012-2013 

2 22

Common Data Sets, 2013-2014 


1.4.11: Internal Reports, 1992-   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains reports and surveys created by the Office of Institutional Research from material supplied by students, staff, or College offices. Includes surveys of faculty and staff and specific class years, as well as reports on alcohol and drug use, student fees, class size, and grade distributions. Some results compare Bowdoin with other selected educational institutions.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
2 21

1992, Results of the Survey of the Class of 1982 

2 22

1993 Jan, Results of the Survey of First-Year Students Conducted in Fall 1992 

2 23

1993 Jul, Student Fees 1993-1994: Bowdoin College and Reference Group Comparisons 

2 24

1993 Sep, Results of the Survey of Faculty Conducted in Fall 1992 

2 25

1994 Jan, Class of 1993 Senior Survey 

2 26

1994 Jan, Finance Comparisons: Instruction and Institutional Support Expenditures, Fiscal Year 1992-1993 

2 27

1994 Feb, Results of the 1993 Survey of Administrative Staff 

2 28

1994 Feb, Results of the 1993 Survey of Support Staff 

2 29

1994 Mar, Comparison of Surveys of Faculty, Administrative Staff, and Support Staff 

2 30

1994 Jun, Results of the Survey of First-Year Students (Class of 1997) 

2 31

1994 Jun, Student Fees, 1994-1995: Bowdoin College and Reference Group Comparisons 

2 32

1994 Oct, Comparative Non-Faculty Staffing and Salary Data 

2 33

1995 Jan, FY 94 Finance Analysis 

2 34

1995 Jan, Grade Distributions, 1987-1988 Through 1993-1994 

2 35

1995 Jan, Results of the Survey of Seniors: Class of 1994 

2 36

1995 Jan, Student Fees 1994-1995: Bowdoin College and Reference Group Comparisons 

2 37

1995 Feb, Report on the Results of the Alcohol and Drug Use Survey 

2 38

1995 Mar, Class Size Distributions, 1988-1989 Through 1994-1995 

2 39

1995 Sep, Grade Distributions: 1987-1988 Through 1994-1995 

2 40

1996 Feb, Class Size: 1988-1989 Through 1995-1996 

2 41

1996 Apr, Bowdoin College Benefits Survey 

2 42

[1996 Jul], Benefit Survey Comments 

2 43

1996 Jul, Results of the Survey of Employees About Benefits