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ERIC Number: ED017027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 55
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Reference Count: 0
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SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND UNIVERSITY PLANNING.
JUDY, RICHARD W.
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS IS DEFINED AS AN APPROACH TO PROBLEMS OF DECISION-MAKING WHICH PROCEEDS BY ASCERTAINING OBJECTIVES, DETERMINING CONSTRAINTS, ELABORATING ALTERNATIVES, AND ESTIMATING THE COSTS, BENEFITS, AND RISKS OF FEASIBLE ALTERNATIVES. THE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS DESCRIBED HERE IS BEING CONDUCTED IN SUPPORT OF PLANNING FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES FACULTIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO. MOST OF THE WORK HEREIN CONCERNS THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE. THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO EMPLOY SYSTEMS ANALYSIS TO IMPROVE THE PLANNING AND OPERATION OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES FACULTIES. THE HEALTH SCIENCES FACULTIES, AS A SYSTEM, IS DISCUSSED. MAJOR DECISION AREAS ARE REVIEWED. A MODEL WHICH QUANTITATIVELY ASSESSES THE RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS OF ALTERNATIVE PLANS FOR EXPANDING AND IMPROVING HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAMS WAS DEVELOPED. CALLED THE JCL3W MODEL, IT ACCEPTS TECHNOLOGICAL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE SYSTEM AND OUTPUT LEVELS. IT PROCEEDS TO COMPUTE THE QUANTITIES OF INPUTS REQUIRED TO PRODUCE THE OUTPUTS. THE MODEL IS USEFUL FOR INPUT-OUTPUT ANALYSIS OF HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION BY STRUCTURED CURRICULA. THE DIFFICULTIES OF UNIVERSITY DECISION-MAKING CALL FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF SYSTEMS ANALYSIS IN THIS SETTING. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERIACAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, WASHINGTON, D.C., NOVEMBER, 1967. (IM)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
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