North West Regional College (Derry)
Regional Managment Information Systems
This study will explore the experiences of North West Regional College in unifying their Management Information System to support decision making by middle and senior managers across recently merged colleges. West Regional College was the result of a merger in August 2007 between Limavady College and North West Institute of F&HE. The study will outline the testaments of a number of staff with key roles in providing and using the information that drives College activities and were responsible for ensuring a smooth transition of MIS systems.
With a student cohort of approximately 28,000 learners and 900 staff NWRC is a significant provider of learning across a very broad curriculum. The task of managing a college of this scale, with the volume and geographical dispersal of its learners, provides onerous challenges to managers and other staff at the College, challenges that are significantly replicated across the 5 other FE colleges in the region.North West Regional College (NWRC) is one of Northern Ireland’s 6 Further Education (FE) Colleges and emanated from a reorganisation of the FE sector in 2007. The result of the merger of the former Limavady College and North West Institute, NWRC has significant campuses across 3 of the north west of Northern Ireland’s major centres of population, Limavady, Londonderry and Strabane.