ERIC Number: ED095780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
CCRIS: Carnegie Commission Reports Information System.
Lavin, Mary Jo
The Carnegie Commission Reports Information System (CCRIS) attempts to make the findings of the 22 Commission reports (published by McGraw Hill Book Company) more readily available to the academic community. CCRIS consists of an explanatory text of 16 pages introducing the reader to a set of 1500 edge-notched McBee cards. Each card contains a substantive note or extract from the text of the various Commission reports. Each note is identified as to its exact location in the reports. The notes are numbered consecutively and are arranged according to a special taxonomy or classification, which is contained in the opening text and which amounts to an index to the cards. The notes provide documented support data for planning and decisionmaking in higher education. The taxonomy used to categorize the management concepts contained in the Carnegie Commission reports is as follows: purpose, governance, resources (acquisition and management), instruction, organized research, public service, academic support, student service, institutional support, and independent operation. The taxonomy used to categorize the management concepts is based on the Program Classification Structure (PCS) developed by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems at WICHE. PCS is a suitable basis for a taxonomy of management concepts because it: emphasizes the achievement of institutional objectives in analyzing resource data, provides an already recognized and accepted classification of institutional elements, and offers a uniform base for program budgeting techniques. To use CCRIS effectively one must: determine major category classification from the taxonomy, select minor categories, note card numbers of desired category, and locate specific cards. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.