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ERIC Number: ED082600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 3
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Planning and the "Measurable Objective."
Miller, Ronald H.
Planning for Higher Education, v2 n3:3/5 Jun 1973
Accountability is being required of all America's institutions of higher education. Gallaudet College, an institution for the deaf in Washington, D.C., feels it has found a solution to the accountability problem in the use of "measurable objectives" in its program planning. The first phase from January 1 through June 30, 1972 of Gallaudet's program planning produced three and ten-year projections or program plans by all college units, based on then-current mission statements and program assumptions. A critical path method (CPM) network was developed for this first phase and reviewed with unit administrators, with chairmen of instructional departments, with student representatives, and with a group of eight outside consultants. The second phase of Gallaudet's master-plan development involved an emphasis on three objectives: the expression of goals in measurable terms, management based on program plans expressed in measurable objectives, and computer simulation to aid in administrative decisionmaking. Gallaudet is employing the PLANTRAN II computer program in its current effort to develop long-range budget projections for each department. One element attributed to the success of Gallaudet's new planning effort is an institutional commitment to provide the necessary funds and manpower so that the master plan can be continually updated on an annual basis. (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: Society for Coll. and Univ. Planning, New York, NY.; Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.