ERIC Number: ED178142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Computer Support Needs at Amarillo College: A Report of the Information System Task Force.
Amarillo Coll., TX.
A Task Force of 21 people representing faculty, department chairmen, and administrators at Amarillo College (AC) was organized into committees to investigate the use of the computer at AC and future data processing needs in areas of instructional support, administrative support, and equipment and software selection. Compared to computer applications related to instruction, counseling, and related activities which exist across the country, there was relatively little current use of the computer as an instructional tool at AC. Reasons included the lack of current computer compatibility, the newness of practical and cost-effective instructional programs, the time required to prepare them, and limited faculty awareness. The study revealed a fairly heavy reliance upon computer support for three levels of administrative applications: administrative operations, administrative reports, and planning and management systems. In all, 23 basic administrative operations were being conducted with extensive computer support, most of which were grouped in areas of budget and payroll, student enrollments and achievement, and library functions. The equipment and software selection committee investigated the current status of data processing equipment and made recommendations for acquiring an updated system. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Amarillo Coll., TX.