ERIC Number: ED111275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Management Systems Inventory for Institutions of Higher Education.
Parekh, Satish B.
There is a crucial need in the field of higher education for a methodology of self-study and self-evaluation of the effective and efficient management of postsecondary institutions that deals with facts as well as perceptions as they relate to institutional management. The Management Systems Inventory (MSI) addresses itself to this need. MSI is a management tool designed to permit an institution to evaluate itself through objective and subjective observations made on the basis of both facts and perception of those facts by various internal and external organizational units and constituencies. MSI bridges the gap between being an audit and a strategy prompting the type of introspection that identifies the various perceptions that act as a catalytic agent for management behavior. It establishes five areas of concentration: institutional mission, goals, and direction; applicability of organizational structure to mission; organizational responsibility; the extent to which feedback and evaluation mechanisms assure that responsibilities are carried out and that desired results are achieved; and appropriateness of fiscal operations for sustaining institutional continuity and direction. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Educational Objectives, Financial Policy, Higher Education, Management by Objectives, Management Systems, Organizational Communication, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness
Phelps Stokes Fund, 1832 Corcoran Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. ($10.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phelps-Stokes Fund, New York, NY.