ERIC Number: ED197776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Degree Requirements, Educational Counseling, Faculty Advisers, Graduation Requirements, Information Systems, Student Records, Transfer Policy, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.