ERIC Number: ED248787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Analyzing Academic Records for Informed Administration: The Stanford Curriculum Study.
Boli, John; And Others
The Stanford Curriculum Study, which provides comprehensive and systematic information about curricular choices of undergraduates, is discussed. The information can promote policy decisions, help departments regularly monitor their programs, and generate a database for research concerning undergraduate education. The study analyzes the academic records of each graduating class, relating characteristics such as gender, Scholastic Aptitude Test scores, and ethnicity to course and major choice, grades, academic honors, and other indicators of student accomplishment. The database for each year of the Curriculum Study contains about 50 records per student, one for each course taken. With about 1,600 students in each graduating class, there are about 80,000 records in the file. Data from the study are also used to produce the annual Curriculum Report. Information is provided on the study methodology, including the population, the database, the university's academic structure, and the Curriculum Report. Also discussed are the background characteristics of graduates, course enrollments and units of credit, and characteristics of courses. Appendices include a sample table providing descriptive statistics on 1980-1981 majors in industrial engineering. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Office of Undergraduate Research.