ERIC Number: ED027821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
A Study of The Role and Scope of Computers in The Texas System of Higher Education.
Smith, Robert L.; Seagraves, Charles, III
The study was conducted (1) to survey and evaluate the current use of computers in the Texas System of Higher Education, (2) to study the role of computers in the institutions of the system for the immediate future (1967-1970), and (3) to project the role of computers at the institutions for the foreseeable future (1971-1980). A list of 17 findings and recommendations are presented. Some findings indicate that computers are used in a few state-supported colleges and universities in Texas to register students, produce payrolls, and keep track of the various inventories that must be maintained. There is a shortage of specialists educated in the computer sciences at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and computer-oriented research programs are almost nonexistent. It is felt that all college and university students should acquire some basic understanding of computers on their campuses, and students majoring in business, engineering, and science should be trained to use computers as tools of their trades, since their future careers will require this knowledge. Computer science departments should be established at selected 4-year institutions, and doctoral programs should be developed. The report also contains a discussion on future trends in computing, and compares computer developments in Texas with those in other states. (WM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.