ERIC Number: ED062948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
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Program Classification Structure.
Gulko, Warren W.
The Program Classification Structure (PCS) was developed to provide a consistent means of identifying and organizing the activities of higher education in a program-oriented manner. It was developed with 5 considerations in mind: (1) to provide a common framework for classifying and organizing the program elements of higher education institutions; (2) to provide a structure that is usable by a substantial variety of institutions with a wide range of institutional objectives; (3) to retain, where feasible, compatibility with current institutional structures; (4) to facilitate the transformation of data between existing institutional accounts and the PCS; and (5) to facilitate the exchange of institutional data and subsequent comparison and analysis. The underlying philosophy of the PCS assumes that institutions of higher education will continue in their efforts to develop systems that reflect the concepts of program budgeting. It is upon these concepts that the structure has been designed, with certain modifications to reflect the current realities of American higher education. (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.