ERIC Number: ED232595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of and Strategies for Information Systems on Faculty Resources: A Case Study. AIR 1983 Annual Forum Paper.
Roge, Jean; Pion, Georgine
A computerized system on faculty research interests and activities, which was developed by an academic health sciences center, is described. The objective of the information system is to better match faculty capabilities with potential funding opportunities. The case study is designed to assist other institutions by outlining the characteristics of the system and the procedures to be undertaken for developing databases in this area. Consideration of these characteristics and strategies should help ensure that the resulting information systems are easily and quickly implemented, require minimal financial resources, are readily accessible by all approved users, and can respond to different types of requests from both faculty and campus administration. The following strategies for the successful development and implementation of a system include: consensus on the current and anticipated needs for the data; identification of the specific data items required to meet these needs; prior planning with all parties involved in designing, implementing, and ultimately using the information system; identification of variables for which data already exist and that require only updating of information; and identifying variables for which no information exists. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (23rd, Toronto, Ontario, May 23-26, 1983).