ERIC Number: ED243511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-7
Reference Count: 0
Development of Oakton Community College's Graduation/Registration/Advisement System (GRADS) and the Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) Utilizing Computer Resources.
Donohue, John P.; And Others
Various aspects of the development of a computerized matriculation system at Oakton Community College (OCC) are described in this collection of reports and papers. First, John P. Donahue provides background information on the system, focusing on the personnel involved in designing the system and offering observations about the development of a graduation requirements database. Next is a paper on the development of the Graduation Requirement Advisement System (GRADS) at OCC by Steven R. Helfgot, which focuses on: (1) the conditions that suggested the need for a computerized advisement system; (2) the two major functions of the system; i.e., the provision of an accurate assessment of the student's progress toward graduation, and the identification of and communication with students who were not meeting minimum standards; (3) the use of Miami-Dade Community College's Advisement Graduation Information System and Response System with Variable Prescriptions as models; (4) the types of information for students and counselors to be included in the system; (5) the work and recommendations of the college-wide committee on standards; (6) the supports and sanctions corresponding to four academic status stages; (7) the identification of students falling below the standards of academic progress; and (8) the schedule of implementation. Next, a memo from Richard Kirtley highlights findings from a preliminary analysis of system needs. Finally, Gail Cohen's overview of GRADS and its complimentary system. Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP), is presented. (LAL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Oakton Community College IL
Note: Paper presented at the League for Innovation in the Community Colleges and Maricopa Community College Working Conference on Student Information Systems (Scottsdale, AZ, February 6-7, 1984).