This chapter describes the failure of Current Research Information Systems (CRIS) to modernize routine managerial tasks involved in academic administration. It argues that most universities maintain traditional decision-making procedures in regards to hiring, promotions, preparation of annual reports, and submission of portfolios for accreditation and assessment. I argue that developers of CRIS programs failed to appreciate the tasks of academic management. At the same time, management teams seem reluctant to change traditional academic practices. I discuss reasons for this disconnect and suggest ways to close the gap so as to modernize academic decision-making in universities.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||International Series in Operations Research and Management Science|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - 2021|
|Name||International Series in Operations Research and Management Science|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was funded through a commissioned research grant from the Public Health Agency of Sweden (03042–2016-2.3.2). The funding body was part of the initial planning of the study and was involved in formulating the study aim and objectives.
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- Academic management
- Current Research Information Systems (CRIS)
- Higher education