ERIC Number: ED230260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Master Plan for Data Services. Report No. 82-1.
Beavers, Jerry L.
A needs assessment of administrators at Wytheville Community College was conducted to identify the needs of management personnel at all levels and to assist in the development of a data delivery system to enhance effective management. Questionnaires were distributed to 20 administrators, including the president, 3 deans, 6 counselors, and 10 other administrators, asking them to indicate their need for information in 11 data areas (i.e., registration, admissions, student status and achievement, student financial aid, student counseling and testing, student placement and follow-up, academic work, instruction and curriculum, personnel management, financial management, and facility and capital equipment management) and to specify the degree to which their information needs were met by existing data services. The study indicated that: (1) the level of dissatisfaction with existing data services was highest in the areas of placement and follow-up, instruction and curriculum, and admissions, and lowest in the areas of student status and achievement, and registration; (2) the greatest need for data services was found in the areas of registration, placement and follow-up, and instruction and curriculum; and (3) the main priorities for components of an in-house data services delivery system were items related to capital equipment inventory, cancelled classes, schedule building, and a master list of graduates. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wytheville Community Coll., VA. Office of Institutional Research.