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|Title: ||A proposed IS/IT educational redesign model for the student of the University of Baguio|
|Authors: ||Calub, Elisabeth Duculan|
|Keywords: ||Process redesign|
Student information system
|Issue Date: ||May-2005 |
7.1 Summary: This study focused on the possible IS/IT educational redesign process model appropriate for the academe like the University of Baguio. The study aimed at finding the current status of the MIS of the University of Baguio; the process model that the university is currently using; the different processes that need redesigning and the appropriate redesign model for these processes.
The respondents of the study were Vice Presidents and Area Vice Presidents, Deans, Principals, Directors, Department or Subject Heads, and ICT faculty with a total enumeration of 86 personnel. Included in the respondents is the MIS staff.
A validated and reliability-tested questionnaire-checklist was used to gather data to answer the research problems. The data were analyzed through weighted means and rank. In determining the appropriate model for educating institutions, the characteristic of educational institutions was mapped to the existing process models. The processes that need redesigning were matched to the different criteria cited in each process model.
7.2 Findings: It was found out that the information system of the university, especially its student information system, ranks in terms of the following:
1. Attainment of the objectives of the MIS
2. Level of awareness of the mechanics of the MIS.
3. Level of competence in the use of the MIS.
4. Degree of seriousness of the problems encountered in the implementation of MIS.
Also, it was found out that the following processes needs redesigning as a result of the survey and the interview conducted from among the MIS staff and some key personnel in the university.
1. Student-focused processes
a. Learning support
b. Communications with students and parents
c. Student tracking
2. Staff-focused processes
a. Staff absence
b. Staff development and review
3. School-focused processes
From among the process models, the redesign process model that covers the basic characteristics of an educational institution was the Goal-Exception-Dependency model (GED model). The basic characteristics were the psychological, sociological and logical elements. These were mapped perfectly to the GED model. From the identified processes that need redesigning, the GED model was able to depict the needs of the three critical processes that need redesigning. Also, through the framework, the designer has an overview of how the model will be implemented.
7.3 Conclusions: Based on the findings, the following conclusions were drawn: (1) the current status of the MIS of the university was moderate in the areas identified in the findings. There were critical processes that need improvement as per status of the MIS. The university made use of the traditional process model for its system (2) the three categories of the processes have their own weaknesses and strengths. Basing it from the basic characteristics of the school, the appropriate redesign process model for systems that involve the social context just like schools was the GED model. The GED model was the appropriate redesign process model for educational information systems (3) the critical processes that need redesigning in the student information system were (a) Learning support; (b) Communications with students and parents; (c) Student tracking processes (4) the Goal-Exception-Diagram model had depicted the processes that need redesigning in the student information system of the University of Baguio. It addresses the basic characteristics of the processes that need redesign. By using the model, the designer will have a better view on how to undergo the redesign of the student information system.
7.4 Recommendations: From the study’s findings and conclusions, the researcher would like to recommend the following: (1) the goal-exception-dependency diagram should be expanded to include not only the student information system but the whole system of the university; (2) the redesign process should be studied well and implemented; (3) the problem areas especially in the critical processes should be addressed and redesigned in the soonest possible time; (4) the problems that were presented in terms of the failure of the implementation of process redesign should be addressed by the people concern.|
|Description: ||Thesis (M.S.I.T.)--Saint Louis University, Baguio City, 2005.|
|Appears in Collections:||School of Computing and Information Sciences|
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