ERIC Number: ED109943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Information Exchange Procedures. Outcomes Study Procedures. Technical Report No. 66.
The Information Exchange Procedures (IEP) developed by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) are a set of standard definitions and procedures for collecting information about disciplines and student degree programs, outcomes of instructional programs, and general institutional characteristics. A fundamental purpose of IEP is to assist postsecondary education institutions in establishing a basic set of data useful for the improvement of education planning and management. This purpose is pursued through IEP in two ways: (1) by helping the institution to create its own internally useful data set and (2) by fostering the creation and exchange of comparable data sets among similar institutions. The IEP basic data set now consists of information of each of the following types: (1) institutional characteristics; (2) student enrollments and characteristics; (3) personnel resources; (4) other resources; (5) institutional finances; (6) costs by instructional discipline and student program; and (7) student outcomes. This document is directed toward the definition and discussion of IEP student outcomes information and procedures for obtaining them. It also presents the procedures for creating the data set necessary to support further developments, provides a descriptive overview of the outcomes of student programs, and allows the institution in the context of IEP to undertake examination of the activities, costs, and results of those programs. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.