ERIC Number: ED240925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Institutional Research and Planning Offices in Institutional Planning. Starting a New Planning Effort: A Case Study of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Luna, Cynthia L.
The development of a 6-year strategic plan at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing is described. Major features of the plan include the organization of a planning task force with both faculty and administrative representation, a modified Delphi survey of faculty opinions about future directions for the school and the university, and extensive involvement of faculty in review and write-up of the school's future goals. Benefits of the planning process included the development of realistic and prioritized goals for the school, increased participation of faculty in programmatic and budgetary planning, and the preservation of administrative review and approval of final schoolwide priorities. Problems encountered during the process included evidence of discrepancies between faculty and administrative goals for the school, and problems associated with insufficient time allotted to conduct the process and to provide ample opportunities for extensive faculty discussion of final plans. Each 6-year plan was to include the information on: mission, the status of implementation of each goal, internal and external conditions that the school should address, descriptions of planned program changes, and a contingency plan. An overview of the mission of the nursing school is included. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Institutional Mission; Strategic Planning; University of Texas
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research and the Southwestern Region of the Society for College and University Planning (Taos, NM, October 12-14, 1983).