For every organization, the management information system is not only a computer-based human-machine system that can support and help the administrative supervisor but also an open technology system for society. It should supply the interaction function that face the organization and environment, besides gather, transmit and save the information. The authors starts with the intension of contingency theory and design a web-based management information system for academic degree & graduate education which is based on analyzing of work flow of domestic academic degree and graduate education system. What’s more, the application of the system is briefly introduced in this paper.
RESEARCH AND DESIGN
In the database storage and handling of centralized storage and processing of information is centralized service model, academic degree and graduate education management information system (ADGEMIS) can be set up in graduate school (department), can be set up in schools center room. In the operating mode of using B/W/D framework internal and external users can through the web browser trip and academic degree and graduate education management information system (ADGEMIS).
The academic degree and graduate education management information system has been realized and tested in the management of more than two thousand of grade 2006 graduate students in HuaZhong Normal University. The test and application includes the functions of recruiting graduates, academic record management, cultivating scheme management, constituting of individual cultivating plan, choosing course online, grade management and degree awarding management, etc. The fact proves that the system improved the work efficiency and service quality; the work period has averagely reduced 75%.
CONCLUSIONS AND FORECAST
Our web-based information management system has almost realized the functions of the subsystems of academic record management, cultivating scheme management, constituting of individual cultivating plan, choosing course online, grade management, degree awarding management, user power management, etc. Khazanchi (2005) put forward a point of view that traditional match of “missiontechnique” is not equal to the improvement of mission performance.
From the viewpoint of contingency theory to define math, it should use the match of “organization-technique” to answer the question of “when and in what condition does utilize the information technology to improve origination performance?” He put forward the conception of IT appropriateness. So we combine the experiences of study and development of information management system and consider that the following aspects should to note in the development of web-based information management system.
(1) Research, design, development and management of information systems, must be “people-oriented” concept as a system design starting point and end-result; the system should obtain the support of collaborator.
(2) Research, design, development and management of information systems should give attention to both inter and outer origination’s management and technique environment. At the same time, it should pay attention to the actual benefit after putting in practice of the system and the status of improvement of organization productivity, in order to perfect and adjust ceaselessly.
Source: Huazhong Normal University
Authors: Rui Duan | Mingsheng Zhang