ERIC Number: ED125677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Matrix for Planning.
Dober and Associates, Inc., Belmont, MA.
This Matrix for Planning presents an organized format for systematically recording information relevant to the formulation of long-range planning policies and decisions for the Massachusetts Community Colleges. The matrix organizes existing data into a four-fold conceptual structure: people, programs, facilities, and funding. The first category (people) includes enrollment figures, faculty and staff headcounts, a demographic profile of students, a description of faculty activities, and an assessment of the community colleges' share of Massachusetts higher education enrollment. The second category (programs) identifies current programs, and programs planned for the future. The overall effectiveness of the system is assessed by presenting figures on degrees and certificates awarded, and data reflecting the community colleges' accessibility to students from varying income groups. The third category (facilities) assesses the system's current land and building holdings, space utilization, and current space rental. Finally, the fourth category (funding) reports on expenditures in the last fiscal year, and on costs per student per college and per program. Significant features and leading questions pertaining to the information displayed are identified, as are the additional information, procedures, and policy decisions that would be required for a continuous planning process. (NHM)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Faculty, College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Evaluation Criteria, Facilities Management, Management Information Systems, Master Plans, Program Development, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Statistical Data, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Board of Regional Community Colleges, Boston.
Authoring Institution: Dober and Associates, Inc., Belmont, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts