ERIC Number: ED031136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan-20
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College and University Planning. Report on a Joint Study by Colgate University and American Foundation for Management Research.
Smith, Robert G.
In an effort to develop a new approach to comprehensive college and university planning, Colgate University and the American Foundation for Management Research (AFMR) undertook a joint study that involved (1) an intensive investigation of planning practices at selected colleges and universities, (2) a review of the available literature on planning, (3) the observation of planning practices in business and industry, and (4) consultations with various planning experts. Generally, the trial planning process that was developed for Colgate University involved a 1-week session to discuss institutional objectives and to define strategies for long-term development. The institutional data collected during an interim period were indexed and analyzed, and a second 1-week session concentrated on the analysis of these data to identify significant internal trends of the university and their relationship to environmental influences. Planning "gaps" were identified, alternate courses of action were broken down into specific programs, and a planning guide for future comprehensive planning was developed. This process, which has also been tested at Franklin and Marshall College, compresses the amount of time required for planning but provides a coordinated approach to the development of a practical, flexible, and feasible plan to serve as a broad frame of reference for individual institutions. (WM)
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Sponsor: American Foundation for Management Research, Inc., Hamilton, NY.
Authoring Institution: Colgate Univ., Hamilton, NY.