ERIC Number: ED224515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Interactive Planning and Program Evaluation Model for Higher Education.
Clark, Larry R.
The model for long-range planning described in this report was instituted at Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) in 1982. Introductory material outlines the elements of WPCC's planning process, i.e., the clarification of issues, the establishment of priorities, the achievement of consensus on courses of action, and the allocation of resources. This section also presents the major assumptions about the future that establish the parameters for long-range college planning, including decreases in funding, a continued increase in the nontraditional student population, and an increased emphasis on vocational and technical offerings. Following a brief review of the history of long-range planning at WPCC, the six stages of the college's planning system are presented: (1) a review in January of each year of WPCC's mission and goals by each major administrative unit; (2) a comparison of the mission and goals of each planning unit with those of the college and a review of college programs and services; (3) a written statement by each unit of future activities; (4) the compilation and review of proposed activities by the Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC); (5) an overall evaluation of plans; and (6) an update of plans and evaluation of objectives by the Board of Trustees. Finally, the process of monitoring and evaluating the plan by means of monthly reports and quarterly reviews of planning objectives by the LRPC is presented. Forms and charts are included to illustrate various aspects of the planning process. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Western Piedmont Community College NC
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research (10th, Raleigh, NC, November 10-12, 1982).