ERIC Number: ED244544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Network for the Future: Forming a Partnership beyond Institutional Walls.
Leslie, Judith W.; Wright, Bill
The feasibility of a partnership between educational institutions and data processing companies is explored. The purpose of a partnership would be to advance institutions technologically by utilizing the best resources of business and education. Attention is directed to a framework based upon a succession of paradigms for explaining stages of data processing. The initial paradigm is a single data processing operation and a single institution in one location. The final paradigm is a decentralized data processing operation networked to other institutions and joined to a corporation in a partnership. Variables (resources) that effect the movement from one stage to another are also considered: personnel, physical, financial, and institutional. Personnel variables include staff expertise, professional growth opportunity, attitudes, user satisfaction, and administrative support. The financial considerations include viability, commitment, and cost effectiveness, while the institutional/corporate concerns include leadership, priorities, perspective, and orientation. A framework for analysis is also included, based on assumptions concerning the strength of the educational institution and the strength of the company (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Information Resources and the Individual. Proceedings of the CAUSE National Conference (San Francisco, CA, December 11-14, 1983). Boulder, CO, CAUSE, 1984, p. 43-52. For the complete proceedings, see HE 017 245.