Current emphasis in education generally and in agricultural education in particular is on evaluation: and evaluation, it seems, combines key elements of accountability, responsibility and technology. Inevitably, evaluation leads us down the data trail. In our college we have moved toward a computerized management information system for instruction and related departmental research. Effort distribution forms are completed once annually for every individual on regular payroll. Changes are made during the year only when there is a significant change in effort. Instructional load forms reflecting hours, credits, and the like are completed once each year after the academic year is over. Also, departments code expenses throughout the year by function: teaching, research, extension, and administration.