ERIC Number: ED083806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Automatic Data Processing System and Procedures, Computerized Academic Counseling System.
Zagorski, Henry J.; And Others
The Computerized Academic Counseling System (CACS) designed by the System Development Corporation is reviewed. Aspects of the system, constructed to assist counselors in guiding undergraduates in the selection of academic majors, which are discussed include: problem definition, system analysis, design rationale, methodology, measurement specifications, data base compilation, mathematical modeling, statistical results, and validation tests. Counseling application directions and capabilities are considered, computerized academic counseling in the context of career success likelihood is analyzed, and recommendations for extending the approach to additional aspects of career guidance are made. A concept for an Air Force (AF) career counseling system which permits individuals to shape their careers is developed. Its functional components include. a) an AF personnel needs and resources forecast model 2nd, b) an AF mechanism which permits personnel to select and assure careers of their choice. Preliminary analyses are offered which indicate such a system is feasible and could have a significant impact on AF enlistment and turnover rates. Finally, recommendations are presented suggesting future research and development. (Author)
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Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.