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ERIC Number: ED065052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 125
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Productivity and the Academy: The Current Condition.
Toombs, William
This document deals with the concept of productivity within the university community. The principal findings is that productivity in its usual formulation (the ratio of output to input) is becoming less useful and less meaningful as an indicator of university performance. Such a condition has come about because the university in America and elsewhere is moving rapidly from a production mode to a planning mode. In the production mode the main idea is to construct a stable machine that will produce what is desired. To improve the machine one compares output with input then changes parts or components as judgment, after the fact, dictates. The planning mode forces the consideration of most of the elements of production in advance. Not only are they considered, but they are implemented in planning rather than post facto. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.