ERIC Number: ED060823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb-29
Reference Count: 0
Feasibility Study of Simulation Model for Planning on an Urban Campus. Final Report.
Tabor, C. Dwight, Jr.
This study is designed to determine if it is possible and worthwhile to develop a formal simulation model as an aid to urban university management. Evidence is introduced that indicates existing planning models may not be justified on a basis of benefits derived versus their development and operating costs. A survey of models and ideas indicates that CAMPUS and WICHE's RRPM are the most promising points of departure for the development of a new planning model. The stability of the elements of an induced-course-load matrix (ICLM), the core of both CAMPUS and RRPM, is examined using data from a large urban university. This examination is conducted on several levels of aggregation. In general, the ICLM is found to be viable as a basis for a planning model, assuming the model is flexible enough to allow the appropriate level of aggregation. Proposals are advanced for the implementation of a planning model. Major reliance on WICHE's development and documentation of the RRPM model is suggested. (Author/HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta.