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ERIC Number: ED180359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Conducting Data Exchange Programs.
Bloom, Allan M.; Montgomery, James R.
The exchange of comparable data among peer institutions is discussed as an effective means of providing institutional research data and promoting interinstitutional communication and cooperation. Principles and procedures that will lead to faster, smoother, and less expensive data exchange are explained. The Southern University Teaching Load Data Exchange Program is described as a model of the data exchange process. Basic principles that should be followed in an interinstitutional data exchange program include: cooperation and coordination, simplification, cost minimization, management information principles, and flexibility. Guidelines for planning and implementing such a program are provided and include a discussion of the available alternatives, communications, data processing and analysis, and dissemination. It is suggested that the principles and procedures outlined should provide for smooth and rapid transmission of interinstitutional data, balanced resource expenditures for the participating institutions, and dissemination of meaningful information to all exchange members. (Author/SF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Data Exchange Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Association for Institutional Research (Orlando, FL, October 1979)