ERIC Number: ED047632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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The Systems Approach to Organization Development: Formulating Goals and Deriving Objectives.
Kessel, Vicki; Mink, Oscar G.
Because of constantly changing forces, pressures and demands on institutions of higher education, college administrators have been compelled to seek new methods for enhancing educational development. The systems approach, currently in vogue in industrial and governmental agencies, is also applicable to a full range of administrative structures found within the higher education world. This paper presents the Administrative and Organizational Systems (AOS) model designed by the Regional Education Laboratory for the Carolinas and Virginia (RELCV). The model is based on three basic hypotheses: (1) that the goals of the institution are clearly defined and that sufficient agreement exists among the constituent groups concerning goal priorities; (2) that the objectives of the institutions can be measured and are derived directly from the goals; and (3) that the attainment of goals or progress toward goals is assessed on the basis of these measurable objectives. The procedures for the successful execution of these procedures is discussed in terms of the AOS model. (AF)
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Identifiers: Administrative and Organizational Systems Model
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 4-7, 1971