This project studied the paper system employed for key records of the Department of Residential Services and found that efficiency is lacking. We interviewed staff members in order to determine what procedures were employed in their record keeping. We also made contact with students at RPI, Ithaca, and Endicott. Those students relayed interview questions to staff at their respective Residential Services Departments. This gave us a description of the systems used at four different colleges. We studied the systems to determine the time consumed on transactions involving student room keys. We then considered ways to make these procedures more efficient. We concluded that a computerized database would best suit the needs of Residential Services so we implemented a database using Microsoft Access and trained the staff in its use.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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