ERIC Number: ED200278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec-9
Reference Count: 0
Office Automation Pilot: A Paperless Approach at College of DuPage.
The pilot project described in this report was undertaken by the College of DuPage (CD) to increase the clerical efficiency of seven administrative offices through the installation of a computerized word processing and data transmission system. The first section of the report provides background information detailing: the history of computer utilization at CD; the hardware and software utilized by the college; and the administrative efforts undertaken by the college to coordinate computer-related purchases among departments. The next section details: (1) the long-range goals of the project, which was conducted to identify the technical and non-technical factors to be included in a comprehensive plan for the automation of all CD offices; and (2) the procedures followed during the pilot project in converting office operations to the new system, which provided administrators and their secretarial support with video workstations at which mail can be generated, edited, received, filed, or dispatched. Included in this section is a discussion of the training efforts undertaken to acquaint personnel with the new system and the procedures followed in eliminating three clerical positions rendered obsolete by its implementation. The final three sections of the report describe: hardware components and associated costs; the line-item operating budget of the project; and the revolving cost savings fund through which the project was financed. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Word Processing
Note: Paper presented at the 1980 CAUSE Conference "Productivity--A Key to Survival on the 1980's" (Phoenix, AZ, December 7-10, 1980).