ERIC Number: ED146948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Information Systems for University Planning.
Robinson, Robert J.
This paper proposes construction of a separate data base environment for university planning information, distinct from data bases and systems supporting operational functioning and management. The data base would receive some of its input from the management information systems (MIS)/transactional data bases and systems through a process of "clipping" to develop temporal uniformity and a process of "filtering" to reduce the volume of information and to prepare it for a useful role in the planning environment. Also proposed is an added concentration in both the MIS/transactional and the planning system environments on non-quantified data. The paper also suggests the need for new software to accommodate establishment of data bases containing both quantitative and non-quantitative information. Major issues concerning archiving of data, the role of "meta-data," or information about the data, processes, and institutional policies are also discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: College Administration, Computer Programs, Data Processing, Databases, Higher Education, Information Processing, Information Utilization, Management Information Systems, Planning
This paper is available from EDRS in the complete proceedings, The Managerial Revolution in Higher Education: The Role of Information Systems, also available at the cost of reproduction from the College and University Systems Exchange, 737 Twenty-Ninth Street, Boulder, Colorado 80303
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College and Univ. Systems Exchange, Boulder, CO.
Note: For related documents, see IR 004 737 and IR 005 421-432