ERIC Number: ED207442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Public Policy and College Management. Title III of the Higher Education Act.
St. John, Edward P.
Management development in higher education, particularly improvements in the capacity of institutions to generate viable future plans and to manage scarce resources, has become an increasingly important agenda item to administrators and policy-makers during the past decade. This book attempts to develop frameworks for improving management and information system interventions. Chapter 1 describes the study model, derived from theories of industrial organization and management, and compares this approach to predominant concepts of how college management can be improved. The context and conceptual basis for the study are detailed in Chapters 2 through 4, including (1) background on the Title III program and the concepts of college development that were evident in the policy arena during the period when the development model and the rationale for the structural approach used in the study. Chapter 5 examines the historical development of the case-study institutions. Chapter 6 explores the relationship between the management-improvement activities at the case-study institutions (Doane College, St. Mary's College, Xavier University, North Carolina A & T, and Valencia Community College) and the general model. The management-intervention framework, developed in Chapter 7, used data from the restudy to elaborate on the implications of the management information system intervention framework. The use of the general model for colleges and universities and implications of the research for public policy are examined in the last two chapters. Tables, figures, references, an index, and bibliographic notes on the case studies are provided. The case study institutions were considered exemplary by the U.S. Office of Education in their management and overall use of Title III funds. (Author/LC)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Management Development, Management Information Systems, Management Systems, Organizational Effectiveness, Public Policy
Praeger Publishers, CBS Educational and Professional Publishing, 521 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10175.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers: Doane College NE; Higher Education Act Title III; North Carolina Agricultural Technical State Univ; Saint Marys Junior College MN; Valencia Community College FL; Xavier University of Louisiana