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ERIC Number: ED197776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Advisement and Graduation Information System.
Harper, Harold; And Others
This descriptive report outlines Miami-Dade Community College's Advisement and Graduate Information System (AGIS) which, as an on-line computer aid for counseling staff, monitors students' progress in degree attainment. The need for AGIS is discussed first, in terms of: (1) the college's commitment to providing students with adequate information for course selection in light of required minimum competencies, standards of academic progress, degree requirements, and the transfer requirements of upper-division colleges; (2) the insufficient number of advisors to maintain contact with all students; and (3) the desirability of freeing counselors from the clerical task of periodically reevaluating student records. The report then discusses the informational aids supplied by AGIS: a realignment of student transcripts according to degree and graduation requirements; an automatic graduation certification; a list of lower-division courses recommended for each major by 13 Florida universities; a list of required courses for each associate degree; and a sequencing of recommended courses based on the student's background, goals, and the particular college to which he/she wishes to transfer. Finally the report describes the hardware used by AGIS, its on-line and batch capabilities, the three phases involved in implementing the system, and the potential of AGIS as a graduation application file. Sample AGIS reports are appended. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.