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ERIC Number: ED272066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
An Approach to Student Flow Analysis: An Application of the NCHEMS Costing and Data Management System.
Young, Michael E.; Haight, Michael J.
An analytic system for colleges that involves student flow calculation, an historical curriculum matrix, and departmental workload forecasts is examined. The conceptual base, uses of the data, technical issues, and implementation are covered. The student flow calculation uses enrollment trends to develop the probability of a student with a given major and student level being in another major/student level in the next year. The curriculum matrix describes in credit hours the relationship between students majoring in various degree programs and the departments from which they draw instructional services. These two steps provide outputs to produce departmental workload forecasts. Included are sample output reports (historical transition probabilities, projected headcount enrollment, detailed and summary department workload, and curriculum matrix). A technique for historical analysis of student flow is described in detail, along with techniques for enrollment and credit hour projection using the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems' software, the Costing and Data Management System (CADMS). Four enhanced software programs are also covered. Appendices include: control record forms that illustrate fields for: historical student flow, projected student flow, projected department workload, and projected credit hours. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.