ERIC Number: EJ925509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: N/A
When Technology Is a Rockin', Opportunity Starts a Knockin'
Cook, C. Michael
College and University, v86 n3 p47-49 Win 2011
The stone age of college and university admissions was characterized by paper, snail mail, large file rooms, and cumbersome admission processes. Even more frightening to recall is that only fourteen short years ago, approximately 36,000 applications for admission to Michigan State University arrived hand printed on paper in sealed envelopes. Mere application processing time, including mail handling, data entry, and document fling, averaged at least 30 minutes per application. In contrast, most universities today have converted to electronic applications. This technological advance saves as much as 20,000 work hours per year for large universities, liberating at least ten staff members to perform other key tasks. Consider other benefits of the electronic application process: the need for expert handwriting interpretation is eliminated; the number of data entry errors is reduced; and application processing time is shortened significantly.
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Admission, Enrollment Management, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Advancement, Influence of Technology, Work Environment, Academic Records, Electronic Publishing, Time Management
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). One Dupont Circle NW Suite 520, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-293-9161; Fax: 202-872-8857; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.aacrao.org/publications/candu/index.cfm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan