Integrating institutional research, learning outcomes assessment, strategic planning, program review, and accreditation can help colleges and universities achieve the culture of evidence and improvement needed to respond to external demands and move the institution into its chosen future”. Advocating evidence-based decision making requires understanding culture, organization, and consumers/people. Knowing when to “make the best use of positional or expert authority, when to draw on relationships, and when to utilize high-profile or low-key approaches” are key in making recommendations for change through research and evidence-based recommendation. This falls on the organization if they desire to see change within the organization and the community.
Leimer, C. (2012). Organizing for Evidence-Based Decision Making and Improvement. Change, 44(4), 45–51.