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ERIC Number: ED413035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov-21
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
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Staffing for Technology in the Community College.
Graham, Martha; Giglio, Laurie LeBlanc; Cunningham, Barbara; Ahmed, Monty
To address the increased technological demand in education and the accompanying need for human and technical resources, a task force of four graduate students performed research to make recommendations for technology support staffing at Miramar College in San Diego, California. This technology support plan primarily focuses on personnel issues and addresses organizational structure, personnel, support and training, and costs. The task force undertook a mail/telephone survey of 10 community colleges similar in size to Miramar College to determine their levels of technology and staff support. Charts of five of the colleges were then developed for comparison. Analysis of the literature review and survey data resulted in the formulation of a series of recommendations for staffing and technological support. The task force confirmed that the visions and goals for technology of the District and the College were aligned by reviewing their respective strategic plan proposals. Recommendations include: (1) centralizing information technology; (2) hiring six additional personnel for technological support, including a coordinator of computer services, a hardware specialist, and an instructional specialist; (3) incorporating opportunities for personnel to enhance their technological skills; and (4) conducting a more thorough salary review to determine appropriate salaries for new personnel. Contains 31 references. (YKH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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