ERIC Number: ED341677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
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Building a Knowledge Base Using the Computer To Respond to Information Processing Tasks of the NCATE Review.
Smith, Gary R.
This paper describes an approach to information processing developed by Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) prior to a School of Education accreditation review by the National Association for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Information was needed to provide persuasive evidence in response to each NCATE criterion. The information processing task included building a data base, selecting a search and retrieval system, and testing the entire system with faculty and administration prior to arrival of the reviewers. The data base consisted of four components: (1) course syllabi; (2) faculty resumes; (3) a description of all programs; and (4) instructional program documentation. The focus of this discussion is on: technical information with respect to entering data into the computer; information processing tasks; text analysis using the Basic Information Retrieval System (BIRS); and the writing of original computer programs. Five tables are appended: (1) Topics Included in the Common Format Used for All Course Syllabi; (2) Selected Topics Included in the Common Format for the Faculty Resume; (3) Common Format Used To Describe Programs Offered by College; (4) Format Used for Instructional Program Documentation; and (5) Terms Selected from NCATE Criterion #20 and Used in BIRS. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Knowledge Bases; National Assn for Accreditation of Teacher Educ