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ERIC Number: ED012090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PLANNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION.
FINCHER, CAMERON
CENTRALIZED PLANNING AND COORDINATION ENABLE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO MEET THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES. MOST EFFORTS AT CENTRALIZED PLANNING ARE PREDICATED ON TWO CONCEPTS--MANPOWER NEEDS AND PROJECTING CURRENT TRENDS. THE CONCEPT OF MANPOWER NEEDS IS THE MORE LOGICAL, BUT IS ALSO MORE DIFFICULT TO CARRY OUT. PLANNING IS NOT SYNONYMOUS WITH PREDICTION, AND THERE ARE LIMITATIONS AND FALLACIES IN CURRENT PLANNING METHODS. THREE MAJOR ISSUES IN PLANNING EMERGE--(1) CERTAIN GOALS AND OBJECTIVES IN PLANNING MAY CONFLICT WITH EACH OTHER, (2) THERE MAY BE A FAILURE TO DISTINGUISH THE TYPES AND LEVELS OF PLANNING NEEDED, AND (3) UNDERSTANDING OF CHANGE AS A PROCESS MAY BE LACKING. FOUR CRITERIA FOR ESTABLISHING PLANNING PRIORITIES ARE DISCUSSED--(1) POPULATION, (2) IMITATION OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF OTHER STATES, (3) CRITERION OF COMPLEMENTARITY, AND (4) COST OF INSTITUTIONS AND PROGRAMS AND PRESSURE POLITICS. SEVEN GUIDELINES FOR IMPROVED EDUCATIONAL PLANNING ARE PRESENTED--(1) USE OF SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL PLANNERS, (2) DIFFERENTIATION OF PLANNING AND ADMINISTERING, (3) CAUTIOUS USE OF POPULATION TRENDS, (4) PROVISION OF AN ADEQUATE PLANNING STAFF WITH A CLEARLY DELINEATED ROLE, (5) DISTINCTION BETWEEN SPECIAL AND LONG-RANGE PLANNING, (6) CLEAR DISTINCTION BETWEEN PLANNING FOR A STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND FOR INSTITUTIONAL GROWTH, AND (7) PLANNING AS A FORM OF LEADERSHIP. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, ATHENS, GEORGIA 30601, FOR $0.50 (HW)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.
Identifiers: ATHENS