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Virtual U [video game]: A Simulation of University System Management
SCM0445  
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Virtual U [video game]: A Simulation of University System Management
    creator: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
    Identifier/Call Number: SCM0445
    Physical Description: 0.25 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 2000
    Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/spc.

    Access to Collection

    The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Scope and Contents

    University management simulation video game.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Virtual U [video game]: A Simulation of University System Management (SCM0445). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Contents

    Virtual U is a computer simulation game that engages participants in exercises designed to improve understanding of universities as systems. Participants take the point of view of a university president. They set institutional and departmental budgets and make decisions in areas such as faculty hiring and compensation, enrollment management, incentives for teaching and research, finance, facilities, and even parking.
    Begun in 1994, Enlight Software of Hong Kong designed and developed the game, which was first released in 1997. Trevor Chan, Enlight's President, designed the previous games Capitalism and Seven Kingdoms. The Jackson Hole Higher Education Group developed the simulation engine, which was an entirely new model although it does draw heavily on the work of William F. Massy. Data to drive the engine were collected by the University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Research in Higher Education. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supported the project from its inception.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Silicon Valley
    Video games -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    Video games.
    Universities and colleges -- Administration.
    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.