ERIC Number: ED160010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
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A Recommendation for Computerization of Student Records in the Graduate School of the University of Toledo, as Determined by Perceived Needs in Student Records Efficiency, Requisites in Program Development Planning, and in Terms of Administrative Commitment Capability.
Keister, Stephen D.
A recommendation is made for computerization of student records in the Graduate School of the University of Toledo, because of insufficient space for record storage, clumsy retrieval methods, difficult interfiling methods, long waits for grade and credit-hour updates, lack of staff time for attention to recordkeeping, and costly and ineffective interim solutions. Justification is given for the cost effectiveness of a computerized system, with consideration given to existing computer systems in other areas and outlays for similar systems in other Ohio institutions. Continuing, sound, and exacting evaluation is recommended, with a view to these requirements and objectives: (1) maintenance of academic quality or improvement of standards; (2) preparing for and facilitating accreditation review; (3) ensuring program viability in terms of faculty, administrative, and student support; (4) comparison of the programs to similar programs elsewhere; (5) determining adequacy of administrative commitment; (6) justification of budgetary outlay; (7) program development needs, in terms of financial and human benefit; (8) ultimate utility of such a program; (9) justification to extra-institutional persons or bodies; and (10) usefulness in the reassessment or determination of mission and policies. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Administrative Change, College Administration, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Data Processing, Economic Factors, Grades (Scholastic), Graduate Study, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Masters Theses, Program Development, Recordkeeping, Staff Utilization, Student Records
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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