ERIC Number: ED050704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Planning for Self-Renewal: A New Approach to Planned Organizational Change.
Palola, Ernest G.; Padgett, William
This monograph presents the findings of a study of planning and change at 80 colleges and universities, private and public, located in four separate states--California, Florida, Illinois and New York. In Chapter I, different substantive crises now facing higher education are presented and discussed. The next chapter (II), analyzes planning styles as they relate to the crises in higher education. The majority of institutional planning speaks to problems of growth and efficiency of management, but little time is spent in planning on the more substantive problems in direction, structure, and programs. Chapter III concerns the mapping of conditions or correlates of different styles of planning. In essence, the chapter points up why some institutions, for example, small, homogeneous, liberal arts colleges, are better able to deal with educational matters in their planning. Chapter IV presents six brief institutional vignettes of different styles of planning. The objective of Chapter V is to "reach beyond planning," i.e., to determine what steps and conditions are needed for plans to become a reality. A fundamental problem in education is that far too often planning activities result in "a plan" but little implementation of plans. Finally, the last chapter draws together the various impressions and insights gained via the study in order to suggest how institutions can better prepare themselves for continuous self-renewal. (CU)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Educational Sociology, Higher Education, Program Development, Social Planning
Center for Research & Development in Higher Education, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, 5th Floor, Berkeley, Calif. 94704 ($3.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of Governmental Studies.