ERIC Number: ED451744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
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Campus Computing, 2000: The 11th National Survey of Computing and Information Technology in American Higher Education.
Green, Kenneth C.
The 2000 Campus Computing Survey, the 11th such survey, was sent to the chief academic officer at 1,176 two-year and four-year colleges and universities across the United States. By October 2000, 506 responses had been received, a response rate of 43%. New data reveal that the growing demand for technology talent across all sectors of the U.S. economy poses significant staffing challenges for U.S. colleges and universities. Respondents placed a high priority on personnel issues, and the survey data highlighted the gap in user support policies and services across all types of colleges and between the technology dependent/technology intensive campus and corporate communities. The survey data highlight the continuing challenge of information technology planning in higher education. Data suggest that there are gains in campus efforts to anticipate and plan for an array of critical information technology issues, but a careful look suggests that many of the plans may not be adequate. Overall there is more technology in the classroom, with 59.5% of all college courses using electronic mail, and 42.6% of courses using Internet-based resources. Almost one-third of college courses now have a Web page, and almost one-quarter of faculty members now have a personal Web page not linked to a specific class or course. Many more institutions now offer services on their campus Web site, as illustrated by the fact that 75.5% of the institutions participating in the survey provide online undergraduate applications. Two new survey items show great variations in campus police and practices on the issue of off-campus Internet access (ISP services) for faculty and students. Roughly two-thirds of public and private universities provide free ISP services for their students, but more than four-fifths of community colleges, roughly three-fifths of private four-year colleges, and almost half of public four-year colleges provide no ISP services for their students. Appendixes describes the methodology, contain the questionnaire, and list participating institutions. (Contains 13 figures and 19 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Internet, Personnel Selection, Surveys, Technological Advancement
Campus Computing, P.O. Box 261242, Encino. CA 91426-1242 ($37). Tel: 818-990-2212. Tel: 818-990-2212; Fax: 818-784-8008; Web site: http://www.campuscomputing.net.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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