ERIC Number: EJ745897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: N/A
Incorporating Non-Credit Curriculum into a Student Information System
College and University, v81 n3 p61-65 2006
Oregon State University (OSU) has held discussions over the past several years between Enrollment Services, Central Computing and the Finance Support Offices, and departments on campus that offer non-credit coursework, about the possibility of incorporating non-credit related records into the same information system that houses regular credit. Last year, OSU successfully incorporated the first instance of non-credit work into the OSU Banner information system. Shortly, OSU will begin detailed discussions with a second group that offers non-credit coursework. Their success with the first group--the Extended Campus K-12 program--was not surprising, but it did involve tackling new problems and collaborating on solutions that made the non-credit record processing system accurate, efficient, useful, and manageable. The second group that OSU will work with is the English Language Institute, and their goal is to duplicate the success of the ECampus K-12 program. This article describes what OSU encountered, how they managed the implementation process, and some of the significant issues in working with non-credit records.
Descriptors: Student Records, Information Systems, Noncredit Courses, Recordkeeping, Program Implementation, Systems Development, College School Cooperation, Coding, Information Management, Information Services, Access to Information, Centralization, State Universities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon