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Meyerson, Joel W., Ed. – 1998
This book is a collection of nine papers presented at a 1996 symposium that addressed issues and models for strategic thinking about higher education, especially the economics of higher education, institutional mission as it affects positive change and accountability, and technology. The included papers are: (1) "Why Can't a College Be More Like a…
Descriptors: Accountability, Change Strategies, Educational Finance, Evaluation Methods
McClure, Charles R.; Lopata, Cynthia L. – 1996
Many people in higher education are looking to networked resources and services when formulating strategies for addressing the pursuits of learning, teaching, research, and community service. Sometimes it may be difficult to determine if users are seeing the same things or the "right" things. This manual provides a set of tools for…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Costs, Data Analysis
Zeglen, Marie E.; Schmidt, Edward J. – 1992
A study was done of salary determinants for academic librarians in light of the increasing trend to include academic and librarian faculty in joint bargaining units for compensation. The study analyzed position, gender, faculty status, rank, tenure, experience, and academic preparation as salary determinants for 469 librarians at 25 state colleges…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Academic Rank (Professional), Collective Bargaining, College Faculty
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Willis, Carolyn N.; Thomas, Wm. Joseph – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2006
This article encourages librarians to ask who their students are and how the makeup of the student body influences their instructional planning and presentations. Specifically included are implications for teaching space, planning for and presenting instructional content in person, and identifying outreach activities to selected student groups.…
Descriptors: Instructional Development, Research Methodology, Information Literacy, Information Skills
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Jerabek, J. Ann – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2004
For institutions of higher education, accreditation and re-accreditation are facts of academic life. Since accreditation standards now include distance education and related support services, librarians and library administrators involved with distance learners and distance education programs need to know the published guidelines and methods for…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Guidelines, Library Services, Information Science Education
Everhart, Nancy – Library Media Connection, 2003
Discusses ways to evaluate school library media programs and how to demonstrate quality. Topics include how principals evaluate programs; sources of evaluative data; national, state, and local instruments; surveys and interviews; Colorado benchmarks; evaluating the use of electronic resources; and computer reporting options. (LRW)
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Applied Tech. and Adult Education. – 1995
This report summarizes for fiscal year 1995 the adult education activities implemented throughout the state of Florida in response to and in support of the Florida Model Literacy Program Act of 1978 (Florida Adult Literacy Act). In addition, the report presents a summary of the activities initiated under Blueprint 2000, legislation that…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Literacy Education
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Chim, Hung; Deng, Xiaotie – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2008
We propose a novel data distribution framework for developing a large Web-based course forum system. In the distributed architectural design, each forum server is fully equipped with the ability to support some course forums independently. The forum servers collaborating with each other constitute the whole forum system. Therefore, the workload of…
Descriptors: Semantics, Guidelines, Taxonomy, Web Based Instruction
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Drabenstott, John, Ed. – Library Hi Tech, 1986
Five library consultants address issues that affect online system performance: options in system design that relate to diverse library requirements; criteria that most affect performance; benchmark tests and sizing criteria; minimalizing the risks of miscalculation; and the roles and responsibilities of vendors, libraries, and consultants.…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Design Requirements, Field Tests, Guidelines
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Corey, Linda – Knowledge Quest, 2002
Discusses the role of the school library media specialist in standards-based learning. Topics include standards-based assessment; information literacy standards; collaboration with classroom teachers; benchmarks and indicators for student performance; leadership in a standards-based climate; and the use of technology to support curriculum and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Curriculum Development
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Dugan, Robert E. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2002
Discusses yearly information technology costs for academic libraries. Topics include transformation and modernization activities that affect prices and budgeting; a cost model for information technologies; life cycle costs, including initial costs and recurring costs; cost benchmarks; and examples of pressures concerning cost accountability. (LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Accountability, Benchmarking, Budgeting
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Duffy, Jane C. – Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, 2002
Provides an overview of characteristics among Association of Research Libraries (ARL) physics Web pages. Examines current academic Web literature and from that develops six benchmarks to measure physics Web pages: ease of navigation; logic of presentation; representation of all forms of information; engagement of the discipline; interactivity of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Audience Awareness, Benchmarking, Higher Education
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Shekhel, Alex; O'Brien, Mike – Library Hi Tech, 1989
Describes the evaluation of four relational database management systems (RDBMSs) (Informix Turbo, Oracle 6.0 TPS, Unify 2000 and Relational Technology's Ingres 5.0) to determine which is best suited for library automation. The evaluation criteria used to develop a benchmark specifically designed to test RDBMSs for libraries are discussed. (CLB)
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Comparative Analysis, Database Management Systems, Evaluation Criteria
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Sugnet, Chris, Ed. – Library Hi Tech, 1986
Representatives of six vendors of online library systems address key issues related to system performance: designing, configuring and sizing systems; establishing performance criteria; using benchmark and acceptance tests; the risks of miscalculations; vendor, consultant, and library roles; and related topics. (Author/EM)
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Design Requirements, Field Tests, Guidelines
Lance, Keith Curry; Cox, Marti A. – 1996
This compilation of statistics on Colorado's school media centers (LMCs) consists of three major components: (1) a 220-page tabulation of data arranged by school level and student enrollment level; (2) tables reporting statewide totals for school library statistics; and (3) tables with benchmark ratios for school library media center resources and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Benchmarking, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education
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