ERIC Number: ED251008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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The Decision to Go On-Line: A Survey of Advance Registration Practices of Selected Colleges and Universities in the Southwest.
Cook, M. Olin; Parker, William K.
The advantages of implementing an advance registration system and specifically the benefits of being on-line were studied in order to help Arkansas Tech University in long-range planning. Questionnaires were completed by 66 colleges and universities in Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. One of the most significant findings was that advance registration and on-line registration improved the academic advising program for the institution through relieving faculty from clerical tasks in the registration process and so creating an environment for an improved system of assisting students with course selection and career objectives. A total of 80 percent of the responding schools had an advance registration process of some type. Academic advising was required as a prerequisite for entering the registration process. Of schools presently having an advance registration process, 57 percent had an on-line system. About 89 percent of the institutions with preregistration systems on-line allow students to request specific class sections. Thirteen advantages of advance on-line registration systems are identified. The study questionnaire and a list of surveyed schools are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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