ERIC Number: ED049482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Action: An Outline of Factors Which Influence Decisions on Program Plans.
Bogue, E. G.
This paper discusses strategies which can help the admissions officer/registrar be more effective in having his program plans transformed into reality. The program planning process is considered from three prospectives beginning with a brief discussion of the current state of program development in higher education. It is conjectured that the present financial squeeze is likely to continue for the next decade and consequently it will be difficult to obtain financial resources for new programs and there will be pressure for more effective management of resources. Though growth may be slowed, a number of positive incentives may emerge from these conditions. The next section examines the necessary preparation within the admissions and registrar's offices and it is proposed that this preparation include a critical evaluation of current operations including organizational goals, patterns of staffing, contributions of technology, and adequacy of procedures. The final section discusses yardsticks likely to be applied in the evaluation of program plans. Examples are: (1) Does the past performance of the admissions officer/registrar inspire trust in his ability? (2) Is the program clearly constructed and alternatives provided? and (3) Does the program further the overall goals of the institution? (RSM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Memphis State Univ., TN.
Note: Paper presented at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Convention in St Louis, Missouri, April, 1971