ERIC Number: ED192819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Report to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education of the Computer Policy Task Force.
Elliott, T. Michael; And Others
The results of a year-long study on the use of computers at institutions of higher learning in Missouri are detailed. The task force which conducted this project was charged with the creation of an atmosphere of cooperation and resource sharing, the improvement of the cost effectiveness of computing services, and the identification of areas of unmet needs and consideration of new and/or innovative ways of using computing to meet those needs. To this end, existing information was reviewed, and five surveys of institutions in the state sector were conducted. Final recommendations focused on two main areas: the establishment of a facilitating organization and the sharing of computer resources. The task force recommended that the Coordinating Board for Higher Education create a state-wide higher education computer consortium in Missouri which would have four primary functions: (1) to serve as an information clearinghouse for higher education computing, (2) to facilitate the development and support of academic and administrative computing, (3) to provide a formal voice for higher education computing in the state, and (4) to encourage the development of appropriate levels of computing resources at all colleges and universities. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Higher Education, Jefferson City.
Note: Chapter 1 and appendices are printed on colored paper and may not reproduce.