ERIC Number: ED234729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Administrator's Use of Microcomputer Systems.
Brown, Kenneth C.
Administrator's Update, v4 n3 Sum 1983
The use of microcomputers by college administrators to increase productivity is discussed. Microcomputers can help increase productivity in the following administrative office tasks: decision support, communication, personal assistance, and task management. One of the most promising developments to emerge from the decision sciences over the past 10 years is Decision Support Systems. The three types of decision support aids for microcomputers that have proved to be of most value to both novice and expert microcomputer users are electronic worksheets, graph and chart formatting aids, and data base management systems. Two of the automated office subsystems that can improve communications are electronic mail systems and word-processing systems. Microcomputers can be used to implement both of these types of systems. Word-processing systems can help administrators reduce the time spent on editing and revising reports and correspondence. Software packages available to administrators include those for a daily personal calendar/reminder system, keeping notes by topical areas in the initial stage of writing a speech or report, and managing office tasks such as employees' schedules. A bibliography is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Administration, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Databases, Decision Making, Higher Education, Management Information Systems, Microcomputers, Office Management, Organizational Communication, Productivity, Technology Transfer, Time Management, Word Processing
American Association of University Administrators, 1133 Fifteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; American Association of Univ. Administrators, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Decision Support Systems; Electronic Mail