ERIC Number: ED227827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Computing at Florida A&M University. A Case Study.
Hunter, Beverly; Kearsley, Greg
This case study is one of a series on academic computing at minority institutions which is designed to assist educators at other such institutions in identifying academic computing needs, establishing realistic goals, organizing a staff, and selecting materials. Following a brief description of the purpose and background of the overall study, the report profiles Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, a coeducational, urban, 4-year institution with a student enrollment in 1980-1981 of approximately 5,400 students. The 14-year computing history of the institution is summarized and the decentralized organization and management system is described. The report explains facilities available; and procedures for using a timesharing minicomputer at the Academic Computing Center, a microcomputer laboratory in the data processing department, and a computer center in the school of architecture are described under the topic of access to computing resources, covering both student and faculty access. Also addressed are the data processing program applications, computer literacy, advice, and contacts. A table displays data on students majoring in data processing, technology curriculum for data processing, and enrollment projections for data processing department majors. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Minority Institutions Science Improvement Program.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.