ERIC Number: ED564477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep-17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Adapting the Established SIS to Meet Higher Education's Increasingly Dynamic Needs. CDS Spotlight Report. ECAR Research Bulletin
Lang, Leah; Pirani, Judith A.
This Spotlight focuses on data from the 2013 Core Data Service (CDS) to better understand how higher education institutions approach student information systems (SISs). Information provided for this spotlight was derived from Module 8 of the CDS survey, which asked several questions regarding information systems and applications. Responses from 525 institutions were analyzed. Only U.S. institutions with a designated Carnegie Classification (AA, BA, MA, or DR) were analyzed for this report. In addition, we interviewed six subject-matter experts to gain insights about the current and future state of SISs in higher education. The EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) CDS Spotlight Research Bulletin Series highlights findings from the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service, focusing on a small but meaningful slice of data collected in the CDS. These selected highlights are intended to provide context and meaning for CDS benchmarks that may be of especially broad interest, be especially timely, or draw connections between research from EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) and CDS. The series is featured along with other CDS publications on the CDS website and is now available to eligible ECAR subscribers as part of the ECAR subscription.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Systems, Institutional Characteristics, Classification, Interviews, Definitions, Trend Analysis, Usability, Strategic Planning, Student Records, Technology Planning, Design Preferences, Information Management
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR)