ERIC Number: ED360135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-14
Reference Count: N/A
American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Telecommunications Planning Project. Year One, Final Report and Recommendations.
American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Lincoln, NE.
After extensive planning, the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) concluded that a satellite telecommunications network linking AIHEC institutions to each other and to other institutions of higher education would greatly enhance their ability to provide quality education to their students and communities. This is the first step in providing a technical and programmatic foundation for future local networks serving branch campuses and off-campus sites, as well as connections to statewide networks. This report documents the year-long planning effort that involved representatives from each of the 27 AIHEC institutions (tribally controlled and Bureau of Indian Affairs colleges) plus outside consultants. Sections cover: (1) project background and mission statement; (2) project design and procedures; (3) planning assumptions related to tribal differences and autonomy, funding sources, new technology, regional clustering, staffing, and training; (4) program and services needs assessment; (5) technical considerations in networking; (6) operational and administrative considerations related to staffing, enrollment, course procedures, and staff training; (7) governance and organizational issues; (8) operational costs and funding; (9) second year planning and objectives; (10) potential funding sources; and (11) future network developments. Recommendations in each area are summarized. Appendices include lists of AIHEC representatives and project personnel, a project timeline, sample budgets, profiles of telecommunications facilities at AIHEC institutions, and descriptions of six national distance-learning networks and three approaches to video production. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Lincoln, NE.