ERIC Number: ED418682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook on Human Resources: Recordkeeping and Analysis.
This handbook was undertaken in response to the needs expressed by the higher education community for a common language--common data categories and definitions--to describe the human resources of postsecondary education institutions, and is intended as a basic guide to help institutions develop analytically useful databases of faculty and staff to support institutional decision making. Chapter 1 reviews the basic concepts underlying the selection of elements and that guide their use, including descriptions of the basic categories of data. Chapter 2 lists the faculty and staff data items recommended for an institutional database. Chapter 3 contains the data element dictionary--the definitions and detailed codes necessary for creating a standardized database. Chapter 4 offers examples, in two major categories, of some common uses of these data: to support strategic planning and management (employee characteristics/amount of human asset available/price and cost considerations/allocation of available asset/productivity/student experience/asset renewal) and for data exchange; and for reporting to external agencies (employee demographics/salaries/assets available for allocation to various institutional functions). Chapter 5 contains a glossary of related terms. Appended are detailed definitions of human asset categories and subcategories; a cross-reference of standard occupational categories to human asset categories; information on how to compile data, an illustration of basic calculations, and country and language codes. (BF)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, College Faculty, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Database Design, Definitions, Higher Education, Human Resources, Management Information Systems, Personnel, Personnel Data, Staff Utilization
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.