Robert Lion (Business) published "A study of performance support in higher education" in Performance Improvement Quarterly. The abstract reads as follows: "During a time when higher education institutions are facing increasing budget cuts, the ability to recruit and retain students is extremely important. For some institutions, web-based courses have been viewed as a way to attract new students, as well as to provide more convenient education options for students currently enrolled. While the occurrence of e-learning has continued to increase, concerns with the quality and availability of faculty support to design and deliver such programs still exist. This study surveyed chief academic affairs officers to gather information about institutional priorities and practices that relate to web-based learning with the goal of identifying opportunities to further improve instructional performance. The findings include evidence that institutions are currently offering a variety of means of instructional supports; however, there are specific areas where institutions are consistently delinquent."

Marcus Robyns (Archives) published "Institutional Functional Analysis at Northern Michigan University: A New Process of Appraisal and Classification of Archival Records" in The American Archivist. The article reviews the reconfiguration of archival appraisal and classification at NMU and argues in favor of Institutional Functional Analysis as the most efficient and effective way to conduct appraisal and classification.

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