ERIC Number: ED161368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Information Strategies for an Institutional Planning Process. AIR Forum Paper 1978.
Hillman, Eric A.
Current concepts and realities of comprehensive planning act as a backdrop for a discussion of the types and sources of information required to support components of institutional planning processes. Information to support components of the planning process are outlined in relation to practical opportunities and to the intent, commitment, and knowledge of those involved in the formulation and implementation of an institutional plan. Comprehensive planning is commonly viewed as a formal, systematic, and rational procedure which involves processes of setting or identifying general goals; defining specific objectives aimed at the goals; developing continuing or altering specific objectives aimed at the goals; developing continuing or altering programs to meet the objectives; monitoring the results; and feeding back information for decisions that might adjust the programs, objectives, or goals. Practical experience with this theoretical view of planning indicates strategies used to generate planning information. Specific examples that have been used at The University of Calgary are presented. (Author)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, College Administration, College Planning, Coordination, Educational Administration, Educational Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Information Needs, Information Sources, Institutional Research, Models, Needs Assessment, Organizational Communication, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Calgary Univ. (Alberta). Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers: Planning Methods; University of Calgary (Canada)
Note: Paper presented at the annual Association for Institutional Research Forum (18th, Houston, Texas, May 21-25, 1978