ERIC Number: ED263915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul-9
Reference Count: N/A
Information Support for Planning in Academic Subunits. WP No. 18-84.
Sheehan, Bernard S.; Newsted, Peter R.
Computer-based support services needed by individual planners/managers in small academic units (deans' and department heads' offices) within a larger higher education environment should provide the capability to interact easily and inexpensively with powerful information systems which allow the planner to integrate data from several sources, test alternative plans, prepare reports, and communicate with other information systems, all without the need for expensive technical support. This paper: (1) reviews the literature on typical information services for planning; (2) shows how normal campus data processing services, useful for the majority of users, have inherent limitations when it comes to the support of individual planners; and (3) presents a case study and describes some general lessons learned about personal use of microcomputers through studying one campus administrator. (THC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada