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Office of Institutional Research : Reports, Surveys, and Publications, 1977- .

IPEDS Completions Survey, 1980-
3 folders.
Catalog Number: 1.4.1

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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.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


IPEDS Institutional Characteristics Survey, 1987-
1 folder.
Catalog Number: 1.4.2

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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.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


IPEDS Finance Survey, 1978-
1 folder.
Catalog Number: 1.4.3

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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.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


IPEDS Salaries, Tenure, and Fringe Benefits of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Survey, 1990-
1 folder.
Catalog Number: 1.4.4

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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 chronologically.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


IPEDS Academic Libraries Survey, 1990-
1 folder.
Catalog Number: 1.4.5

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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.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey, 1980-1992
2 folders.
Catalog Number: 1.4.6

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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.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


IPEDS Fall Staff Survey, 1993
1 folder.
Catalog Number: 1.4.7

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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 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.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


IPEDS Residence of First-time Students, 1979-1988
1 folder.
Catalog Number: 1.4.8

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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.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


IPEDS Total Institutional Activity, 1986, 1988
1 folder.
Catalog Number: 1.4.9

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Series Description:
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.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


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

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Series Description:
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.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


Internal Reports, 1992-
0.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 1.4.11

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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.
General Note: Current year reports on library reserve.
Restrictions: None.


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