ERIC Number: ED202498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-21
Reference Count: 0
Shaping Society through Outcomes: Measuring Output of the College.
Groff, Warren H.
A planning, management, and evaluation (PME) system is described as it is used by North Central Technical College to identify institutional objectives and assess the degree to which the objectives are being met. After introductory material discussing the need to determine the impact of postsecondary education on the well-being of society as a whole, the report outlines the three steps in the planning phase of the PME system: (1) determining planning assumptions concerning the probable future characteristics of the community, the student body, and the institution; (2) determining institutional and departmental goals, i.e., desired results over three to ten years; and (3) defining measurable outcomes of short-term (one-year) efforts. This section of the report identifies the various categories of assumptions, goals, and objectives and discusses their interrelationship. Next, the report examines the three-year PME cycle, which calls for initial planning during the first year, implementation of the plan during the second year, and evaluation during the third year to determine the extent to which objectives have been met. The report concludes with a discussion of contemporary demands for accountability, which require that the impact of higher education on the society, as well as the individual, be measured. Forms used to measure the achievement of stated objectives are appended. (JP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: North Central Technical College OH; Planning Implementing Evaluation Cycles
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (61st, Washington, DC, April 20-22, 1981).