Below are various websites that could be useful for research
National Center for Education: As part of the
United States Department of Education and the Institute of Education
Sciences, the NCES site allows institutions access to surveys, data
tools, and programs as well as other important tools.
SEMCOG: The Southwest Michigan Council of
Governments provides resources for providing a better quality of
life for Southwest Michigan residents.
Michigan Virtual University: The Michigan Virtual
University provides online education and training opportunities to
Oakland County: The Oakland County website provides
visitors with an abundance of information including county history,
demographics, job openings, and services.
Michigan Business and Economic Development:
Michigan promotes job creation and economic growth focusing on state
jobs, workforce, and employment development.
Michigan Department of Education: An official state
of Michigan website which provides information to administrators,
educators, and parents for programs and services offered.
Michigan Community College NETwork (MCCNET): Offers
a wide range of information about Michigan Community Colleges.
The College Board: This annual survey allows
institutions to report information to be included in a student
resource, The College Handbook.
ACT Institutional Data Questionnaire: This
questionnaire is used as a resource through ACT for prospective
students and parents.
Academic Institution Resources
American Association of Community Colleges: As an
advocate for the nation’s community colleges, the AACC site supplies
materials on college development, finance, and more.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS):
IPEDS is the primary data collection program for the National Center
for Education. This site provides users with the tools and
information for post secondary data collection.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher
Education: This website provides viewers with a variety of
resources in reference to higher education including professional
O*NET: An interactive application for
exploring and searching occupations.
Association for Institutional Research: Provides
AIR calendar of events, membership information, news, guidelines,
director and staff directory, job postings, and Electronic AIR
Michigan Association of Institutional Research: An
affiliate of the American Association of Institutional Research, MI
AIR provides institutions with resources within Michigan in regard
to Institutional Research practices and resources.
DemographicsNow: Robust and highly-detailed
demographic data. Ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as
you consider opening a business, finding an untapped audience for
your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population,
and more. Reporting capability allows you to rapidly produce a
variety of compiled reports to help you make informed and accurate
Journal and Article Resources
Crain’s Detroit Business: This
website focuses on business trends and news pertaining to Detroit,
Oakland Community College Library: The Oakland
Community College Library offers many valuable article resources.
Here are some helpful links:
Chronicle of Higher Education: The Chronicle of
Higher Education supplies visitors with options to access several
chronicles in relation to education including government and
politics, research, faculty, and finances.
OCC faculty, staff, and students have access to full-text
1995-present with this link:
ERIC: The Education Resources Information Center is
an online library providing visitors with access to millions of text