ERIC Number: ED362083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Institutions Help Themselves. The AASCU/ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project. Final Report.
Ludwig, Meredith Jane
This final report describes activities of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in a 3-year collaboration with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education to acquire information on model programs within the ERIC database for access by ERIC clients. AASCU members frequently need information on model programs and since ERIC has an organization and staff to implement information databases and AASCU has the means to attract program information to ERIC, the partnership emerged. the project resulted in the production of: a copy of all 247 program abstracts, a set of microfiche, and a file of copies of program descriptions. Additionally, presentations were made about the project and an analysis of program characteristics was performed. Among findings were: about 41 percent were in the discipline of education; 55 percent reported on the federal sources of funding for their projects; most programs not receiving federal support were funded by the institution itself; and 39 percent of programs remain active. Project participants reported they knew about and valued ERIC but few reported regular use of the database. Some increased interest in and use of ERIC was indicated. Appended are the guidelines for program inclusion, the program characteristics summary, the texts of articles written about the project, a list of participating projects, and a project evaluation instrument. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.