ERIC Number: ED032013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-30
Reference Count: 0
A Computer Simulation Modeling Tool to Assist Colleges in Long-Range Planning. Final Report.
Salmon, Richard; And Others
Long-range planning involves the establishment of educational objectives within a rational philosophy, the design of activities and programs to meet stated objectives, the organization and allocation of resources to implement programs, and the analysis of results in terms of the objectives. Current trends of educational growth and complexity demand increasingly accurate, rapid, and extensive planning, but the drudgery of assembling, processing, and analyzing large quantities of data often reduces planning efficiency. With the Higher Education Long-Range Planning (HELP) program, college and university officers may construct a methematical model of an institution, simulate its behavior over a 10-year period under hypothesized conditions, and arrive at policy decisions that are likely to achieve desired objectives within the anticipated resources. The HELP approach involves philosophy (the "why" questions associated with an institution), objectives (the "what" type questions), programs (how activities will be conducted to achieve objectives), and resources (the allocation of personnel, facilities, funds, and time). Once a plan has been developed, it becomes the guide for implementation and analysis of results. The report discusses methods and model design, and presents 4 planning models actually in use to illustrate how varied institutions utilize the HELP program in their long-range planning processes. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Kansas City Regional Council for Higher Education, MO.; Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.
Identifiers: Higher Education Long Range Planning Program