ERIC Number: ED255101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-4
Reference Count: 0
The Canadian Higher Education Research Network. A Proposal to the Secretary of State.
Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education.
A network to facilitate research on postsecondary education in Canada is advocated by the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education. The network will link centers of specialization and individual researchers, and will use information technology to produce and disseminate research findings and to enhance communications. The network will contribute to the national objectives of federal programs that support postsecondary education, including accessibility, opportunity, mobility, employability, and official languages. Microcomputer conferencing will link scholars, researchers, and practitioners. Network programs will include monographs and discussion papers series, symposia, an electronic notice board, joint projects with other countries, and occasional feasibility studies. As a research organization, the network will have an independent board of directors and a small administrative staff in Ottawa to coordinate research activities conducted nationwide. Technical aspects of the network, including system and terminal requirements and cost estimates, are summarized. Also included are statements of the objectives of federal programs supporting postsecondary education, a list of possible monographs, and a description of the background of the proposal and recommendations of higher education groups. The April 26, 1985, announcement of the establishment of the Canadian Higher Education Research Network (CHERN) is attached. (SW)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Coordination, Educational Research, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Program Proposals, Publications, Research and Development Centers, Research Projects, Researchers, Teleconferencing
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education.
Identifiers: Canada; Canadian Higher Education Research Network