ERIC Number: ED234652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-19
Reference Count: 0
Computer Assisted Degree Progress Reporting.
Pommrehn, D. Jack
Background information on University of Denver's computerized degree check and advising system, the Academic Progress Report (APR), is presented. The APR program, which was implemented for undergraduates in fall 1976, is discussed in terms of the need for the program, its development, implementation, problems, and future directions. The system provides a computerized statement of degree requirements and student records to help with academic advising. Department heads were given a listing of major and minor requirements obtained from college bulletins and asked for corrections. A pilot check of the system was undertaken with six departments. A positive outcome has been that faculty can spend more time talking with students about their future and career goals. It was found that academic rules programmed in the computer have been more reliable than an employee's memory of rules. Important components of the project include communicating changes in degree requirements and ongoing discussion of the project and problems among staff. Appendices provide specific information on the computer and the software languages and a list of possible computer messages regarding violations of regulations for earning credits. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Academic Progress Report; University of Denver CO
Note: Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (April 19, 1978).