Accession Number : AD0767196

Title :   Automatic Data Processing System and Procedures Computerized Academic Counseling System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Zagorski,Henry J. ; Southworth,Lemont E. ; Charlston,Stuart E. ; Grace,Gloria L. ; Smith,Russell L.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The report provides a technical analysis and review of a computerized academic counseling system (CACS) designed and constructed to assist counselors in guiding undergraduate college students toward the selection of optimal academic majors. Problem review and definition, system analysis, design rationale, methodological approach, measurement specifications, data base compilation, mathematical modeling, statistical results, and validation tests are presented in various degrees of detail. Counseling application directions, capabilities, and potential are described. Computerized academic counseling is discussed in the context of career success likelihood. Reccomendations for extending the approach to include additional aspects of career guidance are made. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*STUDENTS, PREPARATION), (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, SELECTION), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), UNIVERSITIES, OPTIMIZATION, DATA PROCESSING, PROBLEM SOLVING, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE