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ERIC Number: ED113984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Management Planning: Innovation on Campus.
Hall, Stephen S. J.
NACUBO Professional File, v4 n8 Oct 1973
Management planning is a body of concepts and techniques designed to facilitate the analytical and forecasting processes within a department, to increase the decision-making prerogatives of the department director within predetermined guidelines, and to encourage and reinforce communication both among the departments and between the departments and the faculties. Management planning was introduced at Harvard University as part of a comprehensive change in style of administration. The applications of the policies and procedures to the departments is predicated on an ability to identify objectives for each department, to track progress toward stated goals, and to evaluate relative achievements. The report details the Administrative Management Plan devised by Harvard and includes discussion of the preparation for the Plan, the narrative and financial elements of the Plan, the procedures followed in negotiating the departmental plans and the five-year vice presidential plan. During both the planning and implementation phases of the Plan continuing communication channels were developed for exchange of ideas that foster increased flexibility and adaptability of the system. (Author/JMF)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Change, Administrative Organization, Administrative Policy, Administrator Guides, Change Strategies, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Institutional Administration, Management Systems, Management Teams
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.