ERIC Number: ED222206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-16
Reference Count: 0
Information System Plan.
Prepared for review and discussion by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (CCC), this report provides background and recommendations for the refinement, expansion, and increased use of the information system of the CCC Chancellor's Office. Following introductory material proposing an expanded scope of the information system to include integrated data files on students, courses, programs, facilities, finance, staff, instructional profiles, and the community for all of the state's community colleges, the conceptual design of the system is set forth. Potential state and local impacts of the expansion are reviewed, and the relation of this system to other local, state, and federal data systems is explained. The current status of the Chancellor's Office's information system is then assessed, and the degree of voluntary compliance with reporting guidelines by local districts/colleges is examined. Next, components of the plan are outlined, including mandates for data collection and sanctions for non-compliance; applications of the data; implementation of a single integrated student course reporting system; use of the system for planning, policy analysis, and evaluation; requirements for technical and organizational refinements; and budget implications. Appendices include a status report; a plan for the incorporation of comparative data, projections, longitudinal data, and qualitative assessments; a project time-line; and a list of student data elements. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Report discussed at the meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges Legislative and Administration Committee (Fresno, CA, September 16, 1982).