ERIC Number: ED211014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Mobilizing the Campus for Retention: An Innovative Quality of Life Model.
Smith, Laurence N.; And Others
The major challenge confronting higher education today, how to maintain and enhance quality in a time of increasingly scarce resources, is examined. Discussed are the characteristics of the successful change process, the need for open communication, motivation of volunteers, key start up activities, and the importance of follow-through. Chapters include: mobilizing for campus retention: the context; a campus health check: 11 vital signs; key principles for mobilizing campus action; creating energy and direction through futuring; a systematic process model for campus retention; implementation issues and obstacles; and vital signs and indicators of retention. It is suggested that to assure optimum effectiveness, organizational development should follow two principles: (1) the planned change should encompass activities that cut across various segments of the institution, and (2) organizational development activities must marshal the collective resources and energy of the faculty, administration and staff of the institution. A bibliography and index are provided. (LC)
Descriptors: College Administration, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Improvement Programs, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Evaluation, Organizational Development, Quality Control, Retrenchment, School Holding Power
The ACT National Center for the Advancement of Educational Practices, 2201 North Dodge Street, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. National Center for the Advancement of Educational Practices.
Identifiers: Institutional Vitality