ERIC Number: ED392951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing College Strategic Plans.
Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
This document, which is intended for individuals responsible for planning and management at further education (FE) colleges, summarizes the factors that contributed to or obstructed implementation of strategic plans in 10 FE colleges in England and Wales in 1994-95. It presents key questions and illustrations that FE colleges can use for conducting self-assessments/team reviews of strategic plans and formulating action plans. Presented in the introduction are an executive summary, guidelines for using the document, and discussions of the model of organizational change known as the 7-S Framework and the role of strategic planning in FE colleges. Part 1 discusses producing a strategic plan and managing, monitoring, and reviewing its implementation. The remaining eight sections of part 1 use an adapted version of the 7-S model to categorize the identified factors: strategy, structure, systems, style, shared values, staff, and resources. Each section includes illustrations from the 10 colleges' experiences and key questions for purposes of self-assessment, discussion, review, and planning. In part 2, the key questions are presented in checklist form. Appendixes contain information about the project colleges and their objectives, acknowledgements, and seven references. (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Check Lists, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Institutional Administration, Institutional Mission, Management Systems, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Strategic Planning, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Further Education Development Agency, Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, England, United Kingdom (25 pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers: Action Plans; United Kingdom