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ACIR Apr. 8, 1997 Minutes

ACIR Apr. 8, 1997 Minutes



April 8, 1997

10:30 A.M.

Members Present                                                                                Staff Present

Ms. Mim Armour                                                                                    Ms. Camille Brown
Ms. Annie Belton                                                                                    Mr. Charlie FitzSimons
Ms. Delony Bladen                                                                                 Mr. Raghu Korrapati
Mr. Moses Brown                                                                                   Dr. Aileen Trainer
Ms. Carla Cantrell                                                                                    Dr. Lovely Ulmer-Sottong
Ms. Kay Coleman
Mr. David B. Fleming
Mr. Greg Gilbert
Mr. Steve Glover
Ms. Linda Graham
Dr. Wanda Hayes
Ms. Karen Jones
Dr. Jim Jordan
Ms. Kaye Lawson
Ms. Chris Mee
Mr. Robert Mellon
Mr. Tom Nelson
Ms. Diane Owens
Ms. Michelle Smith
Ms. Lindy Smith
Dr. Wickes Westcott

The Advisory Committee on Information Resources(ACIR) met in the conference room of theCommission on Higher Education on April 8, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. Ms. Brown called the meetingto order. The minutes from the January 28, 1997 meeting were approved.

The next quarterly meeting was set for July 8, 1997. Because of all the datarequirements for the performance funding measures, a tentative date was set for May 13,1997 to reconvene the ACIR group, if necessary.

Summer II, 1995 completions data was reported as being only partially finished. Onceall institutions have reported their data CHE will then produce the 1996 cohort datareport. Lindy Smith brought to the group's attention a legislative inquiry about asurcharge for students with 140 hours or over. She wanted everyone to be aware that thiswas being discussed.

Dr. Aileen Trainer requested that an edit be added to the CHEMIS enrollment data tocheck for active programs with no enrollment. Also discussed were the tolerance checksused by the National Center for Education Statistics with the IPEDS data. CHE staff wouldfurther investigate these tolerance checks and see if they could be applied to CHEMISdata.

The data elements used for performance indicators which would impact CHEMIS reportingon enrollment were given. The discussion was whether the existing data element, res_class,could be modified or would an element need to be added to satisfy the performanceindicator, priority on enrolling in state students. A suggestion was made to broaden thedefinition for residency classification. Students would be reported as 1) legal residentsof South Carolina paying in state fees; 2) Non-residents of South Carolina paying out ofstate fees; and 3) Non-residents of South Carolina paying in state fees. A consensus wasnot reached. The topic would be continued.

The high school grade point average for a student was to include all courses taken andbased on a 4.0 scale. The data is needed for first time freshmen only and would not berequired for technical college students. This element should be implemented for Fall,1997.

Tom Nelson questioned whether a site identifier was needed for clinical labs. Theresponse was for those labs that don't move a site should be reported.

There was not enough time to discuss the data elements for the faculty component ofCHEMIS. Members were asked to review them with a discussion at the next meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 P.M.