ERIC Number: ED363382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Comprehensive Strategic Plan for Campus Computing: A User-Friendly Approach.
Burrill, Dwight A.; Copenhaver, Carol
The Information Services Plan (ISP) developed at Howard Community College (HCC), in Columbia, Maryland, is designed to ensure that the necessary data, equipment, and communications technologies will be available to enable the college to meet its strategic goals. The plan provides for analyses of the current information services operating environment, user-identified problems and future directions, and alternative methods and costs for solving current problems and meeting future demands. Specific ISP priorities and recommendations related to HCC's information technology needs for the 1994-97 period include the following: (1) upgrading and expanding all student computer laboratories to include 486 class computers, interactive video equipment, and updated software; (2) providing support for multimedia development and delivery of instruction; (3) upgrading or replacing the current mainframe computer to support expanding demand; (4) installing a college-wide fiber optic network with attached local area networks for various work groups; (5) upgrading staff equipment to ensure that they are able to take advantage of new technology and increase productivity; (6) installing additional software to support admissions, tracking, and on-line purchasing; (7) providing access to external databases through the Internet; (8) improving access to and quality of reprographics and document storage and retrieval; and (9) providing personnel and training to support the new technology. Data tables containing projected expenses are included. Strategic goals and priorities for HCC as of October 1993 are appended. (MAB)
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Computer System Design, Computer Uses in Education, Data Processing, Educational Technology, Information Needs, Long Range Planning, Program Budgeting, Systems Development, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD.