ERIC Number: ED109253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Facilitating Leadership: A Broader Look at Data Based Interventions.
Mink, Oscar G.
Rational decision making by leaders in higher education and similar institutions suffers from both a lack of relevant data and the failure to use data when it is available. The purpose of this paper is to describe a process which when applied seems to facilitate the rational decision making processes of an institution's leadership. The process will get data into administrative thinking and decision making discussions. It enables the majority of persons serving in leadership positions to function as leaders. Basically, the process is not simply one of gathering data and reporting it to a body of decision makers. Rather, it involves the decision makers in the process of obtaining and utilizing appropriate information and influences their thinking processes. The process then is formative as well as summative. The process is called a diagnostic review and self-study. The diagnostic review and self-study was developed expressly to meet the needs of voluntary organizations in periods of special crisis and decision as well as to facilitate a process of ongoing planning and decision making. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)