ERIC Number: ED418958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb-16
Reference Count: N/A
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Monitoring and Assessing the Effectiveness of Factors Associated with ExCET Performance.
Hallum, Cecil R.; Newgard, Greg; Craycraft, Ken
Many academic institutions are moving toward data base management and information retrieval system software to process regularly scheduled reports of information from large, multifaceted, student and faculty data bases. While customized reporting is typically available, oftentimes, personnel that produce reports operate in an overload status and such requests take hours or, in some cases, days to process. Lacking on most campuses is the ability for faculty and administrative personnel to directly access such data, retrieve information in a user-friendly, highly informative manner, as well as generate their own customized reports, charts, plots, etc. This paper presents paper presents a "point-and-click" graphical user interface (GUI) capability for monitoring and assessing information from student, faculty, and related data that puts control in the hands of the user (faculty, administrative personnel, etc.). This capability utilizes the object oriented programming (OOP) capabilities of the Statistical Analysis System (SAS) package and permits the retrieval and reporting of strategic information in real-time. Specific enhancement of the ability for faculty and administrative personnel to perform student advising, diagnostic assessments, and standard information retrieval will be demonstrated. Emphasis is given to monitoring and assessing information from a multiyear data base comprised of students from Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas) who are preparing for careers as teachers. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Graphical User Interfaces
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Teacher Education (Dallas, TX, February 16, 1998).