ERIC Number: ED108545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-8
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Finding Analytic Meaning in College Enrollment Matrices. Papers in Operations Analysis. Working Paper No. 11.
Hill, James S.; Judd, Robert C.
This document discusses several of the most significant analytic meanings to be found in enrollment data, with the expectation that some of the already developed analytic tools, when properly tuned, can be applied to enrollment and similar data. The Induced Course Load Matrix (ICLM) is a theoretical concept developed from situations in business and industry where talk is of inputs and outputs. The input in this document is students, faculty and staff, facilities, and finances. However, students, faculty, and staff are also decision makers and cannot be manipulated in the same way as more tangible variables used in business. After consideration of enrollment data and the Induced Load Matrix it appears evident that the ICLM is best suited to macro-level analysis and decision making. The document then attempts to develop a micro-level tool that can be employed in the study of retention and attrition rates in enrollment and is useful for data requiring longitudinal study, such as enrollment statistics that take into account peer group influences. In conclusion, answers such as those sought above cannot be found in the familiar aggregate numbers game. It is more likely that one or more management science tools will play a part in the answers sought. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH. Coll. of Business Administration.