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  • The purpose of analytical models is to reduce complex institutional management problems and situations to simpler proportions and compressed time frames so that human skills of decision makers can be brought to bear most effectively. Also, modeling cultivates the art of management by forcing explicit and analytical consideration of important internal institutional relations and alternative policies, as well as strengths and weaknesses of institutional data bases and management information systems. This paper discusses the application of analytical models to higher education management from the vantage point of the data provider. Topics include management interests acceptable to modeling, data base/computer perspective, the interface between the decision maker and analytical models, limitations of modeling, and the question--to model or not to model. THE PURPOSE OF ANALYTICAL MODELS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A DATA PROVIDER Bernard S. Sheehan Society for College and University Planning 1973 Spring Conference 2 Washington, D. C., March 28-30, 1973 The purpose of analytical models is to reduce complex institutional management problems and situations to simpler proportions and compressed time frames so that human skills of decision makers can be brought to bear most effectively. Also, modeling cultivates the art of management by forcing explicit and analytical consideration of important internal institutional relations and alternative policies, as well as strengths and weaknesses of institutional data bases and management information systems. Given traditional university administration by consensus among large numbers of competing, equal and vocal interests, the educative attributes of modeling are even more potent thin in many business situations where management decisions are taken by relatively smaller numbers of people who are full-time managers. Further, modeling is one of the tools of the systems approach to university management. Since approaches are difficult to delimit, it seems best to describe and illustrate this approach and so assist the reader gain insight. In this context, the purpose of this paper is to discuss the application of analytical models to higher education management from the vantage point of a data provider. The data provider has two primary perspectives of models. These are from the data base which supports the model (and other aspects of the management process) and from the interface between the model and the decision maker. The data provider sees the. model as part of an integrated ()
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  • The Purpose of Analytical Models from the Perspective of a Data Provider. ()
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