ERIC Number: ED189963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Third Party Approach to Institutional Research and Planning. AIR Forum 1980 Paper.
Thompson, Hugh L.
A study concerning the role the Detroit Institute of Technology (DIT) should assume in preparing for the future is discussed. DIT commissioned the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to conduct the study, which involved analysis of demographic data, interviews, and a review of courses of other institutions serving the area. Within one year DIT has a new mission statement, an approved academic blueprint, and a master plan for redevelopment of the physical area contiguous to campus. Conditions at DIT prompting the study included declining admission standards, reduced financial support from private sources, a low retention rate, and a deteriorating physical environment. Applications of DIT's approach to planning to other colleges are discussed. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum 1980; Detroit Institute of Technology
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (20th, Atlanta, GA, April 27-May 1, 1980).