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ACIR Information

ACIR Information

Role and Function of Advisory Committee on Information Resources (ACIR)

1. Background: The Advisory Committee on Information Resources wascreated by the merging of the Statewide MIS Committee and the Computer Advisory Committeeon August 9, 1991. Its first meeting was held on August 28, 1991. The Committee consistsof institutional representatives appointed by the presidents of each institution alongwith staff representatives from each functional area of the Commission. The ACIR hasquarterly meetings.

2. Role: The role of the Committee is to make recommendations toCommission staff with respect to the development, implementation, and maintenance of theCommission on Higher Education Management Information System (CHEMIS). It will adviseCommission staff on any other computer-related matters which may impact higher educationin South Carolina.

3. Functions:

a. Responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the CHEMIS.

b. Responsible for reviewing and recommending changes in the CHEMIS.

c. Responsible for promoting a successful and efficient working relationship between the institutions and the Commission in order to improve statewide data collection and reporting in South Carolina.

d. Responsible for encouraging exchange of information between institutions concerning computer-related matters as relevant to higher education in South Carolina.