ERIC Number: ED212074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Management Information Systems in FE.
Finlayson, Jean, Ed.
Coombe Lodge Report, v12 n8 p368-419 1979
Four papers discuss the use of management information systems (MIS) in institutions for further education (that is, adult education) in England. A brief introduction notes the problems of initiating MIS during a time of declining financial support. The first paper presents arguments for the use of MIS at the technical college level, suggests areas that MIS should cover, and lists the criteria for evaluating MIS. Such a system, says this author, should be simple, unified, systematic, coherent, valuable to educators, and based on students' actual courses. The second paper describes the collection and analysis of MIS data at an institution with many part-time students and a large variety of attendance arrangements. In the third paper the author explains the MIS computer program developed at a college to manage class scheduling for teachers and departments. The final paper narrates the development of a management information center at a technical college and discusses the center's goals, staffing, resources, database, and problems. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Programs, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Databases, Educational Administration, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Management Information Systems, Part Time Students, Postsecondary Education, School Schedules, Tables (Data)
Report Secretary at Coombe Lodge, The Further Education Staff College, Blagdon, Bristol, ENGLAND BS18 6RG (1.85 pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).