ERIC Number: ED175328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
NCHEMS Outcomes-Related Activities and Products: An Overview.
Micek, Sidney S.; Lenning, Oscar T.
Projects of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) conducted to develop techniques and strategies for describing and analyzing outcomes are discussed. It is suggested that the information will assist decision-makers in understanding and using outcomes information in their planning and management decisions. The Center's orientation to the outcomes information problem and the development of their research design are explained. The objectives of each outcomes-related activity and the products developed through these activities are described. Major goals of the outcomes projects include: (1) identifying indicators of postsecondary education outcomes; (2) defining each indicator in a standard fashion; (3) developing procedures for acquiring data relative to each indicator; and (4) disseminating the information and products to decision-makers in the postsecondary community. Ten outcomes-related projects undertaken by NCHEMS are briefly summarized, with their potential applications and basic source documents listed. (SF)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Students, Colleges, Decision Making, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Information Utilization, Management Systems, Measurement, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Program Descriptions, Research Design, Universities
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.