ERIC Number: ED370515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Computing 1992. The EDUCOM-USC Survey of Desktop Computing in Higher Education.
Green, Kenneth C.; Eastman, Skip
A national survey of desktop computing in higher education was conducted in 1992 of 2500 institutions. Data were responses from public and private research universities, public and private four-year colleges, and community colleges. Respondents (N=970) were individuals specifically responsible for the operation and future direction of academic computing on their campuses. Among key findings were (1) 31 percent of campuses reported a decline in overall academic computing budgets for 1992-93 and 25.1 percent reported a mid-year budget cut; (2) there was a clear movement towards generic '386 and '486 systems among campuses that recommend IBM compatible products and the proportion of campuses encouraging campus buyers to purchase '486 systems tripled from the previous year; (3) MS-DOS retained its position as leading operating system for desktop computers on campuses; (4) expanding the campus computer network continued to be a top institutional priority; (5) 59.9 percent of campuses have a code of conduct for software use and duplication and another 21.5 percent have a code of conduct under development; and (6) there was an increase in the proportion of students who own personal computers: up to 20.5 percent from 16.5 percent 2 years ago. Also included are the survey data and appendixes with study methodology, the survey form, and a list of participating institutions. (JB)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Educational Finance, Higher Education, Intellectual Property, Microcomputers, School Policy
Center for Scholarly Technology, University of Southern California, 100 Doheny Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0182 ($30).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Interuniversity Communications Council (EDUCOM), Princeton, NJ.; University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Center for Scholarly Technology.
Identifiers: Interuniversity Communications Council; Software Copying; Software Piracy
Note: Sponsored by 16 computer and computer software companies. For the 1991 and 1993 surveys, see HE 027 475 and HE 027 477 respectively; for the 1990 survey, see ED 339 368.