ERIC Number: ED246798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Overview. Postsecondary-Education Information Planning at the State Level: Volume 1.
The objectives and accomplishments of the State-Level Information Base project are reviewed, and documents available to state-agency and other staff are summarized. The overall purpose of the project is to assist state-level planners and postsecondary education staff with their information needs, and to effectively match agency responsibilities and staff agenda. The following documents published as a result of the project are briefly described: the "Planning Guide,""Selection of Data to Address Planning Issues,""Pilot-Test State Case Studies," and "Systems-Related Experiences in Eight Pilot-Test States." The content of these documents is summarized in the remainder of this overview. Attention is directed to the following state-level planning issues: "need/demand for postsecondary education services, responsiveness of the postsecondary education enterprise, resources required to support the postsecondary education enterprise, and financial policies related to the acquisition and distribution of resources. Steps of information-system assessment are addressed, including the following: defining issues faced by the state agency, describing the decisions and analytical approaches, and identifying sources for the new data elements. The state-institutional interface is discussed, and information is provided on pilot testing of the project. (SW)
Descriptors: College Planning, Data Collection, Databases, Government School Relationship, Information Needs, Information Systems, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Publications, Reports, State Boards of Education, Statewide Planning
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.