ERIC Number: ED363359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Project Triple E Update: A Multi-Institution Implementation of a Faculty Support System.
Robinson Group, Ltd., Tempe, AZ.
Project "Triple E" is cooperative endeavor initiated by The Robinson Group and International Business Machines, involving six community colleges in efforts to "empower" faculty by increasing access to information about, and communication with, students; to increase faculty "efficiency" by automating record keeping; and to enhance faculty "effectiveness" by freeing them from administrative tasks. Participating institutions agreed to facilitate faculty use of technology by implementing "Inform," a network-based, course management tool, operating on an IBM RISC System/6000 workstation. In addition, the institutions promoted the transfer of technology among project institutions, recommended enhancements for the August 1993 and March 1994 releases of the "Inform" system, and participated in the development of industry standards for such faculty support systems. The six participating colleges/institutions were Maricopa County Community College District in Phoenix, Arizona; Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York; Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina; Atlantic Community College (ACC) in Mays Landing, New Jersey; Dallas County Community College District in Texas; and East Los Angeles College in California. An update of implementation progress at each institution, descriptions of "Inform" technical functions, a review of enhancements for the 1993 and 1994 program versions, and a description of the implementation of "Inform" at ACC are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Networks, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Programs, Educational Technology, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Management Information Systems, Program Descriptions, Teacher Effectiveness, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Robinson Group, Ltd., Tempe, AZ.
Note: Paper presented at "Leadership 2000," the Annual International Conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College and the Community College Leadership Program (5th, Washington, DC, July 18-21, 1993).