ERIC Number: ED241088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Master Plan for the Virginia Community College System Computing Services.
Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.
This master plan sets forth a general strategy for providing administrative and academic computing services and satisfying the data processing requirements for the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) during the 1980's. Following an executive summary, chapter 1 sets forth the purpose of the plan and outlines the planning processes used. Chapter 2 discusses the mission of the VCCS and the role of the computing and data services functions. After chapter 3 establishes guidelines for the VCCS computing services system, chapter 4 provides an analysis of the present situation and existing resources. Chapter 5 looks at assumptions related to the provision of computing services while chapter 6 considers current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and problems. The goals of computing services are reviewed in chapter 7, followed by an examination of computing and systems development strategies in chapter 8. Chapters 9 and 10 present organizational, personnel, and financial requirements of the proposed system, and chapters 11 and 12 address the implementation, management, and coordination of the master plan. Performance standards are set forth in chapter 13, followed by a discussion of plan management in chapter 14. Appendices include information on administrative, management, and academic applications; network requirements; service request procedures; hardware and software; time lines; and a glossary of data processing terms. (LAL)
Descriptors: College Administration, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Data Processing, Management Information Systems, Master Plans, Personnel Needs, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Implementation, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.