ERIC Number: ED112759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Management of Change in Higher Education.
Driscoll, Glen R.
Studies in Management, v3 n7 Feb 1974
The management of change, with implications for a systems approach to administration, is examined in terms of the uses made of technological and methodological devices. Institutions now have machinery that can present data useful in decision making in a variety of formats; which can build models for expenditure, for student and faculty distribution; which can simulate conditions not yet experienced; and which can answer difficult and complex questions. The potential benefits of such computer generated data are acknowledged, but reservations are held regarding the impact on nonmanagement as the result of machine-made decisions. The destructive potential of quantitative analysis is described, along with difficulties in resisting the trend toward mandatory uniformity and centralization. Suggestions are offered for flexibility in university management. (LBH)
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Programs, Cost Indexes, Data Processing, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Input Output Devices, Management Systems, Systems Approach, Technological Advancement
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.