ERIC Number: ED259772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Miami-Dade Community College 1984 Institutional Self-Study. Volume IV: Student Information and Performance Standards (Advisement and Graduation Information System, Academic Alert, Standards of Academic Progress).
Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.
Part of a systematic, in-depth assessment of Miami-Dade Community College's (MDCC's) educational programs, student support systems, and selected campus-level activities, this volume of the college's institutional self-study report examines the impact and effectiveness of student information systems and performance standards. This report presents results of evaluative research on MDCC's three computerized systems designed to increase effectiveness in student academic support. First, an introduction to MDCC's student information and academic performance reforms is provided, including an overview of the Advisement and Graduation Information System (AGIS), the Academic Alert, and the Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP). This section offers a discussion of the stages of development of each of the systems, their current scope, and evaluation needs. A section on methodology and a review of general findings are followed by evaluation results for each system. Finally, a summary section presents collective findings and conclusions, including: (1) faculty need more familiarization with AGIS; (2) though the AGIS system is effective in meeting its intended objectives, certain components should be modified for clarity and better communication regarding AGIS usage should be instituted; (3) the Academic Alert system has had a positive impact on student performance; and (4) students and personnel need a better understanding of SOAP policies. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.
Note: For other volumes, see JC 850 401-408.