ERIC Number: ED224363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Educational Excellence Study, Texas Southern University.
Texas Southern Univ., Houston.
A proposed plan for review of the mission and goals of Texas Southern University (TSU) is presented that deals with improvements and resources needed to strengthen the university, unnecessary program duplication with other universities, new programs, institutional goals and timetables, improved planning at TSU, and sound human relations practices. In addition to strategic planning, the assessment process will involve external evaluation through a nationally recognized panel. The school's mission will be considered in regard to the level and scope of programs and degrees offered, the geographic area served by TSU, and the projected size of the student body and staff. Specifically, the adequacy of the following areas will be assessed: the number and quality of faculty; student services and student financial aid; management and support services; and physical plant and equipment. An additional objective is to promote change toward a more diversified student body, faculty, and staff by: assessing institutional climate and identifying actual and potential areas of stress; planning and conducting programs in interpersonal relations, intercultural understanding, and group dynamics; establishing lines of communication between the university and its internal and external publics; and providing a rumor control center for responding to questions and concerns about the desegregation process. Attention is also directed to the background of the commission of the TSU Educational Excellence Study, seven planning principles, a timetable of study activities, composition of the steering committee, the functions and staff of six task forces, and the budget. (SW)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Campus Planning, Change Strategies, College Administration, College Desegregation, College Planning, College Programs, College Role, Degrees (Academic), Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Human Relations, Improvement Programs, Institutional Evaluation, Needs Assessment, Urban Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Southern Univ., Houston.
Identifiers: Institutional Mission; Texas Southern University
Note: This paper was identified by joint project of the Institute on Desegregation at North Carolina Central University and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education at The George Washington University.