ERIC Number: ED081380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Optimality in College Planning: A Control Theoretic Approach.
Wagner, W. Gary; Weathersby, George B.
In this paper the authors argue that the decision structures of educational institutions are multi-level, multi-decision-maker hierarchies which can be described and analyzed in decision theoretic terms and that these multi-levels, multi-decision-maker hierarchies can be reduced to equivalent one-level, one-decision-maker formulations, which can be solved either analytically or numerically by the techniques presented. Illustrative examples are given which identify and then solve for a set of optional resource allocation and policy decisions. The computer program used for the problem and the input data specifications are included in an appendix. A 24-item bibliography is included. (Author)
Descriptors: College Planning, Decision Making, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Program Development, Resource Allocation
Ford Foundation, 2288 Fulton Street, Berkeley, California 94720
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Ford Foundation Program for Research in Univ. Administration.