ERIC Number: ED121373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Demonstration of a Computerized Information System in Four Urban Community Colleges.
Heller, Barbara R.; And Others
During 1974-75, four community colleges of the City University of New York participated in a demonstration project utilizing a computer-assisted guidance system to provide occupational and educational information to students. At each college, a counselor in the office of the dean of students supervised the project and, with the help of student aides, conducted all publicity and recruitment, orientation, follow-up, and recordkeeping. The data bank used was the Guidance Information System marketed by Time Share Corporation, which consists of four subfiles: (1) a four-year college file containing information on approximately 1,600 colleges throughout the nation; (2) a national two-year college file covering approximately 1,000 junior colleges; (3) an occupational file with information on about 1,300 of the more than 20,000 occupations in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles; (4) a small scholarship file. At least 635 different individual students requested computer information a total of 868 times. Despite the attempt to give priority to students in occupational curricula, at least half of these students were enrolled in liberal arts programs. Details of the project design, implementation, use, and reactions to it are given, and recommendations are made. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.