ERIC Number: ED123965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-7
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Implementing "Management by Objectives" in a University: A Progress Report.
Perlman, Daniel H.
The application of management by objectives (MBO) at Roosevelt University is described. Semantic problems were overcome and "administration by objectives" was implemented as a process by which institutional goals and objectives and those of each administrator are made explicit and agreed upon, the detailed steps and the sources needed to carry out these objectives identified, and the progress towards their implementation monitored. Refinements in objectives were made at Roosevelt, and a greater continuity or level of integration between one year's annual report and the next were sought. An appropriate structure and sequence of meetings, interactions, and relationships were also developed to make the MBO system effective. The importance of cooperative participation by faculty and administrators was stressed. The implementation process of MBO is still underway: preparing forms to facilitate the writing of objectives, establishing dates for the setting and subsequent review of objectives, and learning how to establish measurable objectives of appropriate difficulty. Not all questions have been resolved, but benefits are visible in terms of attainment of new levels of achievement, facilitation of communication, and providing greater administrative structure and control for the university. (LBH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Responsibility, Annual Reports, Conferences, Cooperative Planning, Educational Administration, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Leadership Responsibility, Management by Objectives, Management Systems, Speeches, Systems Approach
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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