ERIC Number: ED186683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Comprehensive Institutional Planning in Two-Year Colleges: An Overview and Conceptual Framework.
Van Ausdle, Steven L.
This first of two monographs dealing with comprehensive institutional planning is directed at executive officers and institutional planners of two-year colleges interested in initiating or improving their approach to planning. Chapter 1 discusses planning as an essential administration function for the 1980s; such planning must be sensitive to societal trends and value shifts. Chapter 2 overviews literature found to be of value for conceptualizing and developing a comprehensive institutional planning system. The review encompasses literature on planning theory and literature having specific application and reference to planning in the two-year college. Chapter 3 synthesizes premises found in the literature--essential characteristics of the planning process, essential prerequisite considerations, and essential requirements of the process. Chapter 4 presents a conceptual framework to facilitate understanding of the role, function, and operation of a planning system. Discussion focuses on a popular administrative model (Planning, Management, and Evaluation Model) and a planning process developed within the framework of that system. Chapter 5 presents an open system view of planning, which takes into consideration the relationship with the nature of the environment. (A second monograph in the series, available as CE 025 231, offers a step-by-step approach to the planning process.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Open Systems Theory
Note: For a related document see CE 025 230.