ERIC Number: ED085033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Long-Range Planning -- Where Does It All Begin.
Frantzreb and Pray Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
Long-range planning is discussed in relation to certain critical inputs, factors giving planning the impetus to respond, and developments for the future based on fundamental changes in alumni affairs. Critical inputs which reinforce a continuing and orderly process of directing change include: (1) a recognition of the changing nature, emerging needs and demands of the external environment which the school is supposed to serve; (2) the present role and status of the institution, including a searching examination of goals; and (3) institutional research into various facets of university environment and learning. In an effort to enable the whole process of long-range planning to succeed, it is necessary to: (1) create a special organization for planning that is professionally staffed; (2) focus upon the learner and not the teacher; (3) orient the institution-wide college family to the good of the whole school; (4) emphasize the process of planning; and (5) continue the capability and requirement for review and evaluation of goals, plans, and the planning process. The role of the Office of Alumni Relations will necessarily change in an effort to know how well the school is doing by its graduates and gathering that data will be a major portion of the alumni officer's work in the future. (Author/MJM)
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Authoring Institution: Frantzreb and Pray Associates, Inc., New York, NY.