ERIC Number: ED246766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Information Systems Approach to Admissions and Retention. AIR 1984 Annual Forum Paper.
White, William F.; And Others
A computerized information system was developed from specifications of 40 data elements to provide a database for decision making about problems relating to new admissions standards on a multi-campus, open admissions university. For over 400 entering freshman, multivariate analysis of the data elements and other standard predictors was used to profile the characteristics of successful and unsuccessful matriculation. The new data elements included number of units and average grades for mathematics, English, science, social science, foreign language, computer science, and economics, as well as high school class rank, high school grade point average, and Scholastic Aptitude Test score. A student migration or flow analysis within the university was also available from the information system, which demonstrated student flow between campuses, between academic and technical majors, and between colleges. The information system is helpful for predicting future enrollments based on changing enrollment standards. The system also allows the university to monitor the student flow between campuses to determine the effect of implementing duplicate courses or programs on the three campuses. Examples of data generated by the system are appended. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum; Student Flow
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (24th, Fort Worth, TX, May 6-9, 1984).