ERIC Number: ED474035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Using Course Load Matrix Analysis To Support Departmental Planning for Enrollment Expansion. AIR 2002 Forum Paper.
Harter, Elizabeth A.; England, Martin D.
The planning office of a large urban university produced an induced course load matrix (ICLM) analysis to support the university's plans for undergraduate enrollment growth at its three campuses. The ICLM tables, based on the complete course histories of the 1993 entering cohort, summarize the program and course selections of a cohort of students as they progressed through their studies. While the analysis involved some technical challenges, the results are useful in a number of ways. In particular, the results show how program enrollments create instructional demands across academic divisions and how some departments play an important part in service teaching at the university. Because the course load analysis involves detailed quantitative data, senior administrators were consulted during the initial planning of the project, and care was taken to present the results clearly and succinctly. Ultimately, the results were well received and have been incorporated into several planning exercises. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada