ERIC Number: ED202431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research. Summary of Proceedings and Materials. Annual Conference (Big Sky, Montana, September 1980).
Rose, Homer C., Jr., Ed.; Hample, Stephen R., Ed.
Six papers presented at the conference are summarized. In "An Extended Look at Inflation in Higher Education" (D. Kent Halstead), direct confrontation of inflation problems by institutions is recommended. Discussion that followed focused on how best to project inflation rates for higher education, and how to convince legislatures to increase support with good data. In "The Role of Institutional Research in Retrenchment" (James P. Olomon) the University of Montana's dealings with retrenchment are outlined, with emphasis on the development of an institutional database for decision-making. "A Management Information System Involving Personnel and Resources" (H. Bruce Higley and Elbert J. Eastmond, Jr.) examines the collection and use of faculty load information at Brigham Young University over the last 18 years. Forms, charts, and tables are included. "HEGIS Surveys and the New HEGIS Taxonomy" (Marjorie O. Chandler) provides an outline of the new HEGIS format of the National Center for Education Statistics to be implemented in the next four years. The materials included are the proposed five-year survey plan, summaries of 1980 fall enrollment for two- and four-year institutions, and the plan for revisions to the earned degrees conferred report. In "Implementing the New HEGIS Taxonomy" (Stephen R. Hample and Stephen J. Otzenberger) institutional actions to modify databases and reporting procedures are explored, especially as they will affect Montana State University. "Using a Computerized Finance Model" (Gary M. Oyler) outlines the University of Utah's recent experience in selecting and implementing a modeling system. Appended are a list of participants, a conference agenda, and information on the next meeting. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Planning, Computer Oriented Programs, Decision Making, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, Inflation (Economics), Institutional Research, Management Information Systems, National Surveys, Retrenchment
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research.