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ERIC Number: ED086273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 23
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An Accountability Technique in Higher Education: The Role of Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Evaluation System (PPBES).
Wesolowski, Zdzislaw P.
In response to the demand for accountability in higher education, colleges have adopted business techniques of planning and management systems in the form of Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Evaluation System (PPBES). The system approach to educational administration consists of three interrelated concepts: (1) input, (2) process, and (3) output. A PPB System has three basic capabilities: (1) an analytic capability for carrying out continuing in-depth analysis of the college's objectives and its various programs for meeting the objectives; (2) a multi-year planning and programming process, which utilizes a computer-based management information system for providing data useful for management decision making; and (3) a budgeting process that translates program decisions into a financial plan in a budget form. PPBS was selected for implementing long-range planning in Florida, as it places emphasis on all educational functions and activities and on sharing common objectives. Three community colleges in Florida were selected as pilot centers and began an effort to implement PPBS. Their progress varies in relation to meeting a 1975-1976 deadline. The Florida plan for accountability via PPBES has considerable merit for attaining participatory college governance by every level of the college structure. It is envisioned as a participatory system in which every member of the college community will have some input as to the way the college is governed. (For related documents, see JC 740 024-026.) (DB)
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Identifiers - Location: Florida