ERIC Number: ED238507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Community College Strategic Planning & Management Control Reform in New York State: An Issue Paper.
Martens, Freda R. H.
A framework is provided for considering whether current New York community college planning and control systems can be made more effective and efficient through the use of business-derived strategic planning and management control technology. After a report summary and section 1's introductory material, section 2 reviews current pressures on New York community colleges for improved management and specifies the objectives of an effective strategic planning and management control system in a community college setting. Section 3 presents a conceptual framework for strategic planning as a total system, reviews the state-of-the-art in strategic planning and management control technology in profit-making business organizations, non-profit-making and non-business organizations, higher education, and community college sectors; and considers the value of business-derived technology transfer in non-business sectors. Section 4 reviews laws and regulations governing the use of strategic planning and management control in the New York community college system. Section 5 analyzes the differences between the state-of-the-art and current practice in these areas in New York colleges, and section 6 proposes a set of alternatives for decisionmakers to improve strategic planning and management control based on the analysis. In section 7, conclusions and tentative recommendations for reform are presented. Section 8 contains appendices designed to clarify the concepts used, including a glossary, references, and a bibliography. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dutchess Community Coll., Poughkeepsie, NY.
Identifiers: New York; Strategic Planning