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National issues in computing are identified and approaches to meeting national goals through computer education and research are suggested. The role of computing in higher education, the new role for higher education as American society changes to an information society, and the merger of microelectronics and communications are discussed. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Role, Computers, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
Schrum, Lynne; Berge, Zane L. – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1998
Outlines some of the major factors and issues a college or university needs to address in planning for and implementing distance education. It is proposed that such planning and implementation should be conducted simultaneously and be integrated into the fabric of the institution as seamlessly as possible. Considerations such as budgeting,…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Budgeting, College Administration, College Planning
Rochleau, Bruce – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1996
There is substantial variation in college and university computing and communications structures, budgeting and charge policies, and planning efforts, but little systematic research concerning whether these structures, policies, and plans have impact on outcomes such as access and use of computing facilities by faculty, staff, and students. A 1994…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Administrative Policy, Budgeting, College Administration
Lynch, Clifford – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1998
Describes access management problems associated with networked information systems and the two major architectural approaches used to address them, including discussion of related policy issues such as privacy, accountability, and collection of management data. Focus is on the concerns of colleges and universities and on developing practical…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Accountability, Administrative Policy, College Administration
Hassler, Ardoth A. – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1998
Reports on a options and issues discussion at a December 1997 Orlando (Florida) meeting of CAUSE97 on providing access to campus technology resources. Options discussed included departmentally and/or university-owned modems, third-party provider contracts, and using wireless access. Issues included providing authentication, assuring network…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Communications, Computer Networks, Decision Making
Perkins, Mark L. – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1989
To provide effective leadership and assure project success, policy makers should understand two major pitfalls in pursuing purchased administrative systems solutions. First is the failure to organize for successful project implementation and monitoring, including organizing for contract negotiation; second is the failure to develop an effective…
Descriptors: Administrators, Computers, Contracts, Higher Education
Hawkins, Brian L. – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1989
The advent of microcomputers, laser printers, FAX machines, and desktop publishing has brought about an alarming increase in the amount and variation of printing. Coordination between service units is essential to create a coherent set of print choices, pricing options, and policies for the campus as a whole. (MLW)
Descriptors: Computer Printers, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Financial Support
Robinson, Robert – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1988
The rapid evolution of information technology is discussed. Some of the changes and the challenges the changes present to institutions to appropriately organize and manage their information resources and services to meet the needs of the campus community are examined. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Change, Change Strategies, College Administration, Computer Networks
Sholtys, Phyllis – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1987
"Downsizing" has become the newest catchword as more and more traditional applications are being implemented on microcomputers or in a cooperative processing environment encompassing both micro and mainframe capability. Organizational adaptation to the change occurring in the computer industry is discussed. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Planning, Computer Networks, Coordination
McLaughlin, Gerald W.; And Others – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1987
Institutional policies are needed to guide the responsible use of data, especially in a decentralized operating environment. Factors that influence the development and implementation of policies for decentralized data use are explored. Data use, technological developments, and the needs and responsibilities of users and the institution must be…
Descriptors: College Administration, Computer Uses in Education, Data Processing, Decentralization
Blankenship, Lloyd – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1985
The impact of new technological innovation on the traditional functions of the university--teaching, research, and public service--is discussed and some of the policy and organizational issues involved in administrators' use of these technologies are examined. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Planning, College Role, Computers
Staman, E. Michael – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1986
One of the areas most often neglected by those responsible for information systems in colleges and universities relates to ownership, privacy, confidentiality, and security of data. Background information and definitions are provided, and a suggested environment is described. Model recommendations for institutional policy are offered. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Environment, Computer Software, Confidentiality
Bentley College has emphasized the importance of liberal arts and the humanities as integral parts of an education in business. All incoming freshmen in the fall of 1985 were equipped with microcomputers. Information services organization, administrative systems, computer and network services, and microcomputer support are discussed. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Environment, College Faculty, College Students
Plourde, Paul J. – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1986
Some major trends related to higher education computing are discussed including: the proliferation of microcomputers and the impact on curriculum development; elimination of the differences between administrative and academic computing; the development of local area networks on campus; and the emerging position of a vice president of information…
Descriptors: Administrators, College Administration, Computers, Curriculum Development
Sern, Garret – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1998
Discusses the merger of FARNET (Federation of American Research Networks), a clearinghouse for tracking the development state-by-state of an information infrastructure, and NTTF (Networking and Telecommunications Task Force), which helped colleges and universities identify strategic networking and telecommunications policy issues, into a new…
Descriptors: Colleges, Communications, Coordination, Higher Education
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