ERIC Number: ED088145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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National Institute of Education: Organizational and Managerial Alternatives. A Working Note.
Levien, Robert; And Others
This work has been done as part of the effort to plan the National Institute of Education (NIE). The report, one of a series, describes the alternatives that must be considered in deciding the organization and management of a new Federal agency to conduct and support research and development. The alternatives examined are also germane to the design, or redesign, of an R&D agency anywhere in the government, since the alternatives presented are derived from the practices of nine existing Federal R&D agencies. The document considers seven critical organizational decisions that must be made in defining the organization of a Federal R&D institution. These deal with the major features of the organizational form; the organization of support, conduct, and administration services in R&D; the hiring of personnel; and the organization of advisory councils. The report concludes by examining six decisions that must be made in defining the management "style" of a Federal R&D institution. These decisions deal with the major features of managerial style; the methods of budget allocations; the manner of conducting program planning, development, and evaluation; and the management of institutional development. (Author/DN)
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Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.