ERIC Number: ED252121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Academic Consortium Effectiveness through Computer Usage: A Status Report and a Proposal.
Grupe, Fritz H.
The extent to which 37 academic consortia were using or were capable of using computers to improve operations was surveyed, and potential applications of computers were identified. Attention was also directed to equipment availability, staff knowledge of computer software, and the possibility that a training and applications effort could be pursued. Potential applications of computers to assist in five consortial managerial functions and three major types of computer information systems that assist in these managerial tasks were addressed. Computer-based models appropriate to consortia, obstacles to computer usage, and fourth generation tools were also assessed. The survey report includes various tables and graphs that illustrate the information that can be generated by computer programs, along with a proposal for applying computer technology to consortium administration. The proposal considers program objectives and design, training, project costs, and computer hardware and software. Appendices include: the survey questionnaire, a list of potential cooperative computer-related programs, a sample computer project budget, a summary of survey responses, and a selected bibliography on decision support systems. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A