ERIC Number: ED476452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
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Community College Alumni as Customers: A Discussion of the Benefits and Risks of a Common Student Data Repository.
Hamlin, W. Thomas
This white paper provides an overview of the present state of community college evaluation processes and procedures, discusses possible enhancements, and outlines the basic design concepts for a unified system to collect, organize and manage student data. The intended audience is community college administrators, researchers, and others who frequently utilize data/information from their existing systems and/or who may be searching for alternatives to existing evaluation processes and procedures. Four general topics are discussed. The first topic is the overview of the limitations of existing evaluation processes and procedures. The second topic is the importance of data quality to any successful community college operation. The third topic is the utility of external data and the fourth topic is a high-level system design including an outline of a Student Input Process (SIP) and the differences between On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) and On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) systems. Unique features outlined include (1) discussing personal data ownership; (2) partnering with students to maintain their data over time; and (3) developing a student data repository. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Association for Institutional Research (16th, Landing, MI, October 16-18 2002).