ERIC Number: ED307921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
1989-90 Implementation of the Management Information System.
Hamre, William; Holsclaw, Mick
For the past three years, the Board of Governors has made the development and implementation of the California Community College Management Information System (MIS) a major priority. Following two years of pilot testing with five community college districts, statewide implementation of Phase I of MIS is slated to begin in July/August 1989. Several critical findings regarding data collection and reporting emerged from the pilot project, including the following: (1) the new reporting requirements will need to be introduced over a two-year period to allow for thorough testing and implementation of new data collection mechanisms; (2) the Chancellor's Office needs to take a more structured approach to the development of definitions for data elements and reporting requirements and the clarification of the roles of various state agencies; and (3) additional staff are needed to ensure data accuracy, access, and use. Phase I will focus on gathering data on student outcomes, beginning with information on student demographics, course outcomes, program awards, financial aid, matriculation, faculty assignment, and related areas. Phase II will emphasize the collection of data on staff, courses, programs, and the utilization of student services. When fully implemented, Phase II should allow the Chancellor's Office to regulate affirmative action efforts on a continuing basis, and to meet state and federal reporting requirements. Phase III will be devoted to the collection and reporting of data on finance and facilities, with special attention paid to the automatic development of budget and expenditures annual reports. Appendixes explain procedures for modifying the MIS "Data Element Dictionary" and developing reporting requirements, the policy on data access and report development, and allocations for MIS development by district. (ALB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California