ERIC Number: ED244563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Extracting Data From Integrated Student Information Systems.
An integrated student information system (ISIS) at Trinity University (Texas) is described with attention to how data are entered and how data are extracted for purposes of institutional research. The structure of the original ISIS files, the extract files, and the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) files is examined. An outline is provided of the methods used for transferring data from one file to another. Attention is also directed to methods used to develop and maintain the files in an interaction course management system, along with methods to analyze data using SPSS. There are about 1,500 variables in the ISIS, which contains all student academic and personal data, all faculty data that deal with courses and teaching, all course data that deal with students, faculty, class meeting times and days, enrollment, buildings, and the college calendar and catalog. Three programs that were designed to extract data from the ISIS to conduct institutional research and to develop ad hoc reports are: the Prospect/Applicant Extract, which extracts data on prospective students and/or persons who applied for admission; the Enrolled Student Extract, which extracts data on enrolled students, and the Course/Faculty Load Extract, which extracts data for all courses taught in a semester. Outlines of the content of the enrolled student extract and the course/faculty load extract are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Faculty Records
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. 297-310. For the complete proceedings, see HE 017 245.