ERIC Number: ED042428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Focus on MIS. A Report on the WICHE-ACE Higher Education Management Information Systems Seminar, Washington, D.C., April 24-26, 1969.
Huff, Robert A.
This report includes a brief profile of the seminar and a series of comments by the participants. The profile reviews some of the major points that came up during the seminar: a summary of what is known or almost known about Management Information Systems (MIS); some of the core concepts which provide the basis for MIS research, development, and implementation, the need for adaptable MIS and for constant updating of the system; the issue of cost justification; the problem of the communication gap between MIS developers and users; the need for recognition that MIS is a means not an end; the problem of measuring output in educational institutions; and the personnel problem. The comments of the participants reflect these issues and others, including: Analysis and Decision Making, The Human Side of MIS Implementation, Federal Interest in MIS and Planning Models, MIS Adoption and the Educational Environment, The Role of Training Programs in MIS Development, Some Cautions for MIS Development and Implementation, and Social Problems Associated with Measuring Educational Outputs. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.