ERIC Number: ED225490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
AIDP and PME: The Magnitude of Their Impact on a Small Private Liberal Arts College. SAIR Conference Paper.
Pruitt, William N., Jr.
The development of a Planning, Management, and Evaluation (PME) system at Voorhees College, is described. The project at the small, liberal arts college was supported by an Advanced Institutional Development Program (AIDP) grant. Primary objectives were to decrease the responsibility of the college's chief officer and to upgrade the academic participatory PME system, which includes a program budgeting system. Improvements associated with the PME system include: establishing an institutional research office; improving communications at all management levels, including the president's delegation of decision-making responsibility; developing a management information system (MIS); and clarifying institutional goals and objectives. After the development of a comprehensive MIS, a planning system was established which included developing systems for a new administrative structure, and developing a goal-setting and evaluation model. New institutional research initiatives included information needed by line offices and for internal and external reporting. Additionally, institutional evaluation provided for the comprehensive assessment of mission, goals, objective attainment; program objective attainment; and program personnel performance. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: SAIR Conference; Voorhees College SC
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Institutional Research (Birmingham, AL, October 28-29, 1982).