ERIC Number: ED332775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
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A Model for Strategic Planning for a Community College Threatened by the Changes in the Military Environment.
As a Department of Defense contractor providing associate degree programs to U.S. service members in Europe, Central Texas College Europe Campus (CTCEC) is currently facing the challenge of becoming a more adaptive institution. The college must contend with an imminent enrollment decline produced by the reduction of U.S. military personnel stationed in Europe by 80,000, as well as by a recent Army policy which limits military tuition funds to only those students taking courses directly related to their military occupation. In order to respond to these changes in its external environment, and ensure the continuity and effectiveness of CTCEC, the campus dean has initiated a strategic planning process, based on Richard L. Alfred's strategic decision process model. The model, designed to facilitate an extensive scanning and analysis of the college's environment, includes the following five stages: (1) "Input," i.e., gathering key institutional and environmental data; (2) "Decision Areas," i.e., defining the mission of the institution and of the strategic plan; (3) "Strategic Planning," i.e., analyzing all information provided in the Input stage; (4) "Implementation," i.e., putting the strategic plan into effect according to a predetermined schedule; and (5) "Evaluation," i.e., designing a system to assess the effectiveness of the implemented plan. Specific areas to be examined when applying the model to CTCEC include the possibility of expanding into foreign and civilian markets; increasing the volume of services provided; increasing tuition; revising CTCEC's military occupational service guide; designing new degree and certificate programs; and creating a transition program for those service members who will be leaving the military. (JMC)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Change Strategies, College Environment, College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Government School Relationship, Military Organizations, Military Personnel, Military Training, Models, Relevance (Education), Retrenchment, Social Change, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Identifiers: Strategic Planning
Note: Ph.D. requirement, Nova University.