ERIC Number: ED220025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Computer Analysis of a Faculty Information System. AIR Forum 1982 Paper.
Freeman, Nancy S.
The development and implementation of an information system concerning full-time faculty are described. The system originated as a direct result of the need to complete the full-time faculty salaries, tenure, and fringe benefits section of the annual Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) report. This approach uses computer analysis as the methodological base for form completion. Attention is directed to the design of the system, its methodology, and its use. Copies of the survey form, code schematic, and computer analysis program are included to allow for replication. Eighteen data categories were designated as information needed to complete a wide range of internal and external requests for data about full-time faculty. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyze the data. This information system permits timely and accurate reporting using minimal resources and can help the office of institutional research keep academic and administrative officers well-informed. Data concerning faculty rank, gender, age, and degree earned are items frequently requested by peer institutions, government, and accrediting agencies. The system provides information concerning salaries and tenure of faculty holding 9-month and 12-month contracts. Salary information is presented according to rank for each gender. Information is also presented by departments, school, or campus on tenure status, and fringe benefits for full-time faculty. A sample HEGIS form (HEGIS XVI) is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Faculty, Computer Oriented Programs, Data Analysis, Databases, Full Time Faculty, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Information Systems, Institutional Research, National Surveys, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, Recordkeeping, Records (Forms), Reports, Statistical Data, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Salaries, Tenure
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum; Higher Education General Information Survey
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (22nd, Denver, CO, May 16-19, 1982).