ERIC Number: ED080037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Toward Institutional Goal-Consciousness.
Peterson, Richard E.
This document emphasizes the importance and implementation of institutional goal consciousness in higher education. Following introductory material, six suggestions for uses of institutional goals are presented. These suggestions for utilization of institutional goals include: policy formation, decisionmaking guides, planning, management information, institutional evaluation and accountability. Educational Testing Service research on institutional goals is reviewed and six conclusions are presented: (1) colleges intending to redefine goals must first consider whether or not it indeed has the power to define its own directions and then to act in pursuance of new understandings; (2) institutional goal determination, has two end products: identification of goals and establishment of priorities among goals; (3) the responsibility for setting the goal determination lies with the chief campus administrator; (4) institutional goals would profitably be conceived in two categories, outcome goals and support goals; (5) the mechanics of institutional goal determination might well involve both a committee-like task group and some form of opinion or value survey; and (6) it is essential that colleges articulate their goals. (MJM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Decision Making, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Goal Orientation, Higher Education, Institutional Role
Institutional Research Program for Higher Education, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J. 08540
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Institutional Research Program for Higher Education.
Note: Reprint from "Proceedings", 1971 Western Regional Conference on Testing Problems, Berkeley, California