ERIC Number: ED103035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-28
Reference Count: N/A
A Computerized System for Follow-Up of Graduates.
Wenzel, Gustave G.; Corson, Hal
Miami-Dade Community College has conducted an annual survey of its graduates for nearly a decade. In the past, the processing and tabulation of results were essentially manual operations. This paper describes a recently-developed computerized system which carries out most of the processing of this survey up through the tabulation of results. The entire system is shown in a series of five flow diagrams included in the appendix. Accompanying narrative descriptions of the flow charts further explain the specific operations necessary to key off an operational student records system, collect additional data, and tabulate the results. Diagram 1 shows the method of creating a work tape, which is then edited for errors and tailored to the specific needs of the graduate followup study. Diagram 2 shows the method of punching a deck of finder cards consisting of student identification numbers; this deck of cards ultimately becomes the reference list for the printing of mailing labels. Diagram 3 describes the mailout, remainder followup, and coding of returned questionnaires. Diagram 4 describes the updating of the Grad Bank tape, which contains data from all previous graduate followups conducted since the installment of the computerized system. Diagram 5 shows how the Grad Bank is utilized. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers - Location: Florida