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ERIC Number: ED242250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Registration: A System for Monitoring Course Enrollments.
Rosenthal, Daniel J. A.; Tantillo, Charles
A management information system that monitors course enrollments during an institution's registration cycle is described. The registration cycle includes pre-registration demand, pre-registration scheduling, cancellation for nonpayment of bill, in-person registration, and add/drop. The information system utilizes the course registration process as an empirical data source for curriculum decision making. The system provides the academic manager with information for making short and longer term decisions regarding enrollment trends, program migration, and institutional flexibility. The methodology consists of collecting student enrollment data, on a course-by-course basis, at each phase of an institution's registration cycle. From a computer implementation perspective, benchmark processing requires the merging of course enrollment files at each phase of the registration cycle. An updated management report is produced at each phase. The system provides improvements in report structure, including advantageous ordering of information, selection of data elements, and temporal integration of information. In addition to semester planning, multi-semester benchmark comparisons can be used in enrollment trend analysis and long-range forecasting. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Support Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A