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Computer-Based Resource Planning Programmes

Volume 895: debated on Monday 7 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if his Department has studied any of the computer-based resource planning programmes devised by the National Centre for Higher Education Management at Boulder, Colorado, or the Campus-8 programmes used by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities; and if he will make a statement on the relevance of systems for educational planning in this country.

My Department is aware of these and similar studies in higher education, and has sponsored projects at several universities and polytechnics on the development of related systems suitable for application here. These projects form part of the programme on institutional management in higher education carried out under the auspices of OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. The purpose of the projects is to enable individual institutions of higher education to make the best use of the available staff and buildings and to help those concerned with the formulation of the resource needs of higher education as a whole.