ERIC Number: ED161337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Are Statewide Data Systems Meeting the Local Institution's Needs? AIR Forum Paper 1978.
Bryson, Charles H.
Statewide data collection systems emerged in the late sixties as the vehicle to achieving greater efficiency and accountability in higher education. The expectations of statewide systems were that they would meet the needs of various levels of management. The example presented in this paper is the Georgia management information system and its impact upon one of the 33 institutions involved. Several central issues are discussed that warrant attention, especially by academic affairs officers, if these statewide systems are to fulfill the needs of the local institutions and justify their resource commitment. (Author)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrators, Case Studies, Centralization, College Administration, Data Processing, Decision Making, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Utilization, Institutional Research, Management Information Systems, Needs Assessment, State Agencies, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Office of Institutional Planning.
Note: Paper presented at the annual Association for Institutional Research Forum (18th, Houston, Texas, May 21-25, 1978); figure 1 may not reproduce well