ERIC Number: ED195223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Trying To Do Better With Less: The Experience of the SUNY College of Arts and Sciences at Plattsburgh, New York.
Burke, Joseph C.
Policy strategies implemented at the State University of New York in response to enrollment decline and financial cutbacks are considered. The following areas are addressed: institutional mission, administrative organization, enrollment plan, method of reallocating resources, a systematic program for staff development, program evaluation, personnel evaluation, and governance. Revision of the campus master plan set as a primary goal the development of a new and comprehensive general education program. An administrative reorganization reduced the faculties from five to two by combining humanities, social science, and science and mathematics into a single faculty of Arts and Science and by joining professional and general studies. The reorganization also extended to the central administration of the college. A new model forecasts enrollments by academic program, and a five-year plan forecasts both enrollments and staffing levels for current and projected academic programs. The college's study of its impact on students has aided in the revision of general education, review of course requirements for majors, and extracurricular improvements. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Case Studies, College Administration, College Planning, College Role, Curriculum Evaluation, Declining Enrollment, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Enrollment Projections, Faculty Development, General Education, Governance, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Master Plans, Models, Resource Allocation, Retrenchment, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Colleges
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: State University of New York
Note: Paper presented at the Legislative Work Conference of the Southern Regional Education Board (1980).