ERIC Number: ED072751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
A Small College Information System. Report of an Administrative Improvement Project in Data Processing at Freed-Hardeman College, Henderson, Tennessee.
Bellott, Fred K.; Bliss, Sam W.
This document presents basic conceptual components associated with the development and implementation of a college information system at Freed-Hardeman College. Section one presents the rationale for college information systems and establishes the need for improving information systems. The major characteristics essential to the design and implementation of a college information system are discussed in section two. In addition, a generalized network of major activities relating to the development and implementation of a college information system is provided for the purpose of presenting a conceptual activity plan. The third section describes the work in progress at Freed-Hardeman College where unit record (punch-card) equipment is still being used for data input preparation and for processing many applications that have not been converted to computer processing. Personnel of the college have demonstrated quite effectively that a small college has obtained the advantages of a low-cost, unit record system and the minimal cost of purchased computer time. The compatibility of its card processing system has been effectively coupled with the use of a computer on a part-time basis. The disadvantages of such an arrangement have been kept to a minimum through an adequately trained staff maintaining a high level of communication with the computer center. (Author/HS)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Higher Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Coll. Support.
Authoring Institution: Memphis State Univ., TN. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.