ERIC Number: ED062946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Student Flow Models: A Review and Conceptualization.
Lovell, C. C.
The manner in which students move through the system of higher education--changing majors, leaving the system for undetermined periods and then returning, failing and repeating courses, continuing on for advanced and professional degrees--can have a significant effect on the planning and managing of institutions. The purpose of this paper is to review the accomplishments to date in the area of student flow modeling and, against this setting, propose an initial and straightforward model for projecting student enrollments at the institutional level. The model provides . . projections of applicants, admissions, enrollments, and departures. It may be used to address questions associated with changes in the status quo through the process of data modification and segmented multiple projection. However, the validity of projections of this type lies primarily with the reliability of the information used to make modifications and the extent to which interactions associated with the changes have been accounted for. (Author/HS)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.