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ERIC Number: ED052730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Pages: 26
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An Approach to Planning and Management Systems Implementation.
Farmer, James
This paper describes the reasons for development and implementation of planning management systems in institutions of higher education, relates the history and significance of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Planning and Management System (PMS) program, and compares 2 approaches to implementation. It is suggested that a gradual or evolutionary approach to implementation is preferable to a large-scale design and implementation program in order to gain the benefit of training and early experience. The 6 suggested beginning steps are: executive training, development of an analytic capability, implementation of program cost accounting, application of a resource requirement model, application of a student flow model, and selection and implementation of a scheduling model. The first 2 steps are necessary to develop executive capability and confidence in the planning technology. Cost accounting is a prerequisite to almost all other analytic efforts. Implementation of the 2 models is recommended to gain a better understanding of the institution's underlying processes. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: California State Colleges, Los Angeles.