ERIC Number: ED122829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Information Support System: Management Information for Problem Solving.
Mead, Nancy A.
The Information Support System (ISS) is a management information system developed for the National Drug Education Program (NDEP). The major components of the ISS are: (1) the Project Growth Record which provides a tool for project self-evaluation and for communication between NDEP project officers and project directors; (2) the Quarterly Project Summary which provides quantitative and administrative data for program management and for Congress and the Administration; and (3) the Shared Experience Bank, the prime vehicle for informally sharing project activities. The Project Growth Record uses a three-column format allowing for systematic comparisons between plans and accomplishments. The Shared Experience Bank provides a communication network between projects with similar problems or activities. The system is based on narrative reporting. It focuses on problem solving and on providing useful information to local project staffs. Samples of reporting forms are appended. (Author/PF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Denver, CO. Region 8 Office.