ERIC Number: ED111267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Postsecondary Education Issues: Visible Questions. Invisible Answers.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.
With some justification, the inability to answer most of the important questions in higher education is due to the lack of necessary information. But careful examination of our many faceted questions suggests that more information may not be the only answer. The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) has found other aspects to the postsecondary information problem. First, a huge communication gap often looms between those asking the fundamental questions and those in the best position to answer them. Second, information resources do exist, collected either by individual researchers for purposes of investigating a relatively narrow specific aspect of postsecondary education or for purposes not directly related to postsecondary education. The NCHEMS believes these data can be used in postsecondary education decision-making much more extensively than they have been used in the past. In pursuit of this hypothesis, NCHEMS called together people with unique knowledge of information needs and information availability at all levels: federal, state, and institutional both inside and outside the postsecondary education community. This document presents seven major papers delivered by these people at a seminar, and includes responses to each paper. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.
Note: Proceedings of the Fifth NCHMS National Invitational Seminar (1974)