ERIC Number: ED199513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Developing a Comprehensive Cooperative Education Program: Management Information Systems.
Varty, James W.; Thompson, Dennis R.
This paper is one in a publication series containing general knowledge which can help colleges and universities in the various phases of developing comprehensive cooperative education programs (see note). It focuses on design of a suitable cooperative management information system. The paper begins by establishing a perspective about management information systems (MISs) and pointing out the need for information management in cooperative education by review of cooperative information needs. Common weaknesses in cooperative education information management are then detailed, and suggestions are made for overcoming them through an MIS. The final section presents a process for MIS development that involves four steps: (1) specifying objectives; (2) identifying information and data needs; (3) determining data collection, storage, manipulation, and reporting methods; and (4) deciding how the MIS will assist in daily program objectives and overall planning. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Cooperative Education, Boston, MA.
Note: For related documents see CE 028 333 and CE 028 337-338.