ERIC Number: ED042429
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Publication Date: 1970-May
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Data Element Dictionary: Course. A Technical Report Concerning Course Related Data Elements in the WICHE Management Information Systems Program. First Edition.
Thomas, Charles R.
This document is one of the 5 sections of the Data Element Dictionary developed as part of the WICHE Management Information Systems (MIS) Program. The elements in this section apply to both the current and historical data concerning courses. The purpose of the WICHE MIS Program is to make it possible to derive data which will be truly comparable for interinstitutional comparisons, while allowing institutional autonomy in such matters as coding and file structure. One of the major purposes of this section of the Dictionary is to obtain longitudinal data depicting changes in characteristics over a period of time. The criteria for inclusion of data elements are: (1) necessary for completion of the Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS); (2) likely to be needed for cost exchange procedures, the Student Flow Model, and the Resource Requirements Prediction Model; (3) necessary to link operational files together for the derivation of information; and (4) basic to institutional record keeping. The 4 categories of course-related elements are: course identifiers, course attributes, section attributes. To define each data element, the Dictionary provides a number title, description, and comments needed for further clarification. After review of this edition, a second is planned. (AF)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.