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ERIC Number: ED176634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Pages: 242
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Information Exchange Procedures for Major Research Universities; Technical Diary of the Major Research Universities' Pilot Test.
Topping, Jim
The applicability and validity of NCHEMS' Information Exchange Procedures (IEP) to major research universities are examined. IEP enables peer institutions to compare information about their resources. Evaluation of the IEP costing methods are examined in this document, which is intended as an appendix to "Evaluation of the IEP Costing Procedures." A step-by-step commentary on the implementation and analysis of the NCHEMS cost-study procedures is presented, including suggested modifications. The six universities taking part in this study were: University of Colorado; University of Illinois; University of Kansas; Purdue University; State University of New York at Stony Brook; and University of Washington. Areas examined were: Student Programs and Academic Disciplines; Student-Registration Data; Faculty Activity Data; Institutional Expenditure Data; Direct-Cost Data; Full-Cost Data; and Relation between Student Enrollment and Faculty Activity. It is noted that the universities often exhibited more similarity than dissimilarity; e.g., in their procedures for collecting data within their organizational departments. However, when findings were applied to the Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) codes, clarification was needed, and a task group recommended a clarification of the HEGIS definitions. Each university's individual response is displayed in this document followed by the task group's evaluation and recommendation to NCHEMS. Included are graphs, tables, and statistics. (LC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Finance and Productivity Group. Technical Applications Div.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.