ERIC Number: ED116664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Transition to Information Systems at a Liberal Arts College.
Van Voorhis, Jerry
That William and Mary is a small, traditional, liberal arts college does not exempt it from the need for interdepartmental coordination, efficient allocation of resources, and accountability. In conjunction with the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), the college undertook an extensive probe into information networks to see if the institution's demands for information, data processing, and planning could be supplied by an IBM system. A six-man team of college staff and IBM personnel conducted interviews and collected data attempting to spell out the administrative processes and information flow required to supply leadership with more perfect information. It was found that the information flow was poor, restricted by departmental provincialism. The development of an institution-wide, computer-based system was recommended. (EMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia