CHE forum: “The myth of the management information systems” on 30 September 2008
What role do management information systems play in the decision-making process in higher education management? What should management provide? A conference to be held at the Convention Hall, Bielefeld, on 30 September will shed some light on the necessity of IT-based information when making management decisions and how they meet the requirements of management bodies.
New developments and possibilities will be presented and discussed using examples of how management information systems have been meaningfully integrated into internal organisational structures. The following question will also be tackled: “Which decisions need to be made in higher education management and how are the decision-making processes influenced by the information provided?” In the series of CHE Forum events, examples of work in practice will be discussed, supported by workshop reports from higher education institutions.
For a long time now, there have been discussions about whether or not information systems for decision-making in higher education institutions and the higher education management are needed. Various systems have been developed and tested in the relevant areas. IT solutions and needs have not always corresponded to one another, however, as co-development and the implementation of information management systems are not only the most prevailing but also the most demanding challenges for managers. Indeed, the need for information management systems could almost be considered a myth.
What is the current state of affairs regarding the discussion about which needs in terms of information systems should be formulated for higher education management? Are the conditions now right for organisational questions and IT solutions? And of particular concern is the question about the requirements of a solid decision basis for management bodies.
Date: 30 September, 2008. Start time: 10 am.
Dr. Heide Ahrens-Radlanski, Vice-President Administration and Finance, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Prof. Dr. Holger Fischer, Vice-President Studies and Teaching, Universität Hamburg
Dr. Kai Handel, Vice-Chancellor, Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Gestaltung, Konstanz
Prof. Dr. Uwe Haneke, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Karlsruhe
Dr. Undine Krätzig, Vice-President, Technische Universität Dresden
Dr. Ulrike Gutheil, Chancellor, Technische Universität Berlin
Hosts: Yorck Hener, CHE Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung, Gütersloh
Dr. Christian Berthold, CEO, CHE Consult, Gütersloh
Location: Convention Hall, Bielefeld