ERIC Number: ED053701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-1
Reference Count: 0
The Application of Open Systems Theory and Organization Development to Higher Education: A Position.
Kessel, Vicki; Mink, Oscar G.
This monograph sets forth a portion of the research and theory base underlying the organization development program, 1 of the 3 major components of the National Laboratory for Higher Education''s Administrative and Organizational Systems program. It depicts some of the linkages among organization development, institutional research, information systems, and systems theory. The overall strategy is to effect planned organizational changes that will improve the ability of the university to function in a changing world. The program focuses on the use of an open systems theory model for institutional planning and administration and on the application of management science technology. These elements are reinforced by traditional and policy oriented institutional research and computer-based information systems. The program is designed to enable university officials to create a more vital institution and a working environment that incorporates planned change as a normal or routine function of the university. (JS)
Descriptors: College Administration, Institutional Research, Management Development, Management Systems, Organizational Change, Planning, Systems Development
National Laboratory for Higher Education, Mutual Plaza, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Lab. for Higher Education, Durham, NC.