ERIC Number: ED066134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Computers in Small College Management.
Alcorn, Bruce K.
In order to keep abreast of the demands of the modern age, small colleges are turning to new forms of decisionmaking through the use of management information systems. Such systems are used for not only administrative purposes, but for research and instructional purposes as well. Six major options are presently available to small colleges regarding the use of computerized management information systems: (1) off-campus computers with no local terminals; (2) terminals to off-campus computers; (3) cooperative use of a computer with no terminals; (4) mini to small computers on campus; (5) cooperative use of computers via terminals; and (6) on-campus computers with communication capabilities. Most small colleges cannot afford an adequate computer system, the necessary software, and trained personnel. However, the National Laboratory for Higher Education has developed at least a partial solution to this problem. The NLHE Information System is an operational computer software package designed for a small computer that requires no additional programming to generate management information. Implications for the future of this system are described. (HS)
Descriptors: Administration, Computer Oriented Programs, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Higher Education, Management Development, Management Information Systems
National Laboratory for Higher Education, Mutual Plaza, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Lab. for Higher Education, Durham, NC.
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