ERIC Number: ED265871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jan-21
Information-Related Problems of Statewide Management Information Systems.
Miller, Howard J.
This paper discusses the management information needs of state governing boards and higher educational institutions in their efforts to develop and implement management information systems designed to improve institutional accountability. Based on a literature review, the paper describes the need and the experiences that state governing boards and higher educational institutions have had in the treatment of data and information. Information-related problems which negatively affect the effectiveness of statewide management information systems are given primary attention: management information illiteracy, organizational discontinuity, computer illiteracy, and financial limitations. Solutions are offered for information-related problems affecting three elements of the statewide management information system: data identification and collection; data analysis and use; and data linkages of information systems. Recommendations are proposed for improving the development and implementation of statewide information systems. (Author/THC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A