ERIC Number: ED157596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Management Organization Systems Technique; A Management System for Higher Education--The Information System.
Wayne County Community Coll., Detroit, MI.
This pamphlet represents the third in a six-part series describing the Management Organization Systems Technique (MOST), developed at Wayne County Community College, whose purpose is to determine the goals and objectives of a college and to assist in their attainment and evaluation. The information sub-system is designed to collect, process and feed back historical and projected data on finance, facilities, enrollments, staffing, and faculty, administrative and student performance, to provide relevant information for planning and decision-making. The requirements of the input and output components of the system include timeliness, accuracy, cost effectiveness, and relevance. System implementation takes place in five stages: (1) a feasibility study; (2) design of the system to meet specific college needs; (3) physical preparation of equipment and materials; (4) design of the necessary forms and data collection instruments; and (5) development of a procedures manual. The information system is applicable to clerical record-keeping functions, institutional finance, and, most importantly, to strategic planning. The design of the data base, relative to data collection, processing, and output in the form of management reports, is based upon the educational objectives of the institution. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wayne County Community Coll., Detroit, MI.