ERIC Number: ED083951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
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Systems Analysis Approach to Academic Planning, Part I.
Nwagbaraocha, Joel O.
This paper presents concepts relevant to, and the benefits to be gained from, using a "systems" model in thinking about academic planning in general and curriculum development in particular. An attempt is made to show how the "systems" approach provides key tools for a diagnosis of academic structure in a college or university. In doing so, the central notion of each model is stated succinctly. Emphasis is placed on the college or university as a system, dimensions of systems analysis, academic planning and systems analysis, participatory planning, study committee, function of the study committee, development of an academic program, determination of objectives, and systems analytical technique. A 13-item bibliography is included. (Author/MJM)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Higher Education, Models, Systems Analysis
Research Profile, Management Information Systems Directorate, Institute for Service to Education, Inc., 2001 S Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 ($.20)
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Authoring Institution: Institute for Services to Education, Inc., Washington, DC. TACTICS Management Information Systems Directorate.