ERIC Number: ED366381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb-23
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IPEM: An Integrated Planning, Effectiveness Model.
Donsky, Aaron P.
While historically higher education has utilized many different planning paradigms and elements, two concepts (strategic planning and operational planning) can be presented as the major planning concepts into which the various paradigms can be placed. Starting in fall 1991, Seminole Community College developed a planning model which integrated strategic and operational planning with the production of college-wide measures of institutional effectiveness. The model has the following characteristics: (1) the institutional mission statement is the initiating point; (2) both strategic and operational planning are seen as separate processes linked through the mission statement; (3) organizational units perform both types of planning as they generate strategic as well as operational activities; (4) strategic planning generates a strategic plan as well as an annual plan which result in activities with effectiveness measures; (5) operational planning is reflected in statements of purpose by institutional areas which lead to day-to-day functions that result in operational activities with effectiveness measures; and (6) both strategic effectiveness measures as well as operational effectiveness measures become incorporated into one college-wide effectiveness/action document. The major effect of this Integrated Planning Effectiveness Model (IPEM) is to link planning and effectiveness together through the college mission statement. This action has the benefit of clarifying the institutional vision, avoiding duplication of effort, and improving utilization of staff time. (Author/AC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Seminole Community College FL