ERIC Number: ED191522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug-4
Reference Count: 0
Non-Crisis Planning: The Case of Amarillo College.
Snyder, Fred A.
The on-going planning project described in this case study was implemented at Amarillo College (AC) to: (1) establish college goals and objectives through a process involving members of the college staff and the community; (2) improve staff and community support for the college's objectives; (3) provide a basis for institutional evaluation; and (4) improve criteria upon which to manage program development and assess resource requirements. The report first examines the changing educational demands of AC's service district that necessitated the implementation of the planning process; such changes included an increase in the number of non-traditional students and the gradual shift in the district's economic base from agriculture to petroleum. Steps in the planning process are then outlined, including a review of community needs, the development of an educational plan to meet those needs, and the creation of a strategy to implement the plan. The report then describes the goals and responsibilities of the various planning committees charged with carrying out the educational plan and examines the administrative efforts that can be taken to reduce the psychological threat that institutional planning poses to faculty and staff. Finally, the report describes the incorporation of the planning project into the college's budgeting process. Flow and organizational charts are included. (JP)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Responsibility, Budgeting, Change Strategies, College Planning, College Role, Committees, Community Colleges, Community Involvement, Educational Change, Facility Planning, Long Range Planning, Organizational Objectives, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Staff Role, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Amarillo College TX
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Society for College and University Planning (Quebec, Canada, August 4, 1980)