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ERIC Number: ED126962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Pages: 14
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An Organizational Perspective on Institutional Research in the 80's.
Harlacher, Ervin L.
In the ideal community college governance system, the board of trustees, the chancellor or president, and his/her immediate staff are primarily concerned with goal-setting and evaluation, not with management activities. Middle management is concerned with reaching the goals and with those activities which move the institution toward those goals. Institutional research is responsible for evaluation: to document movement toward goal achievement, and to provide data for subsequent decision-making. A management model of this type is best driven by an MBO (Management by Objectives) system, requiring the development of annual management objectives that are consistent with annual priorities and a system-wide master plan. The Metropolitan Community College District (MCCD), a multicampus district in Kansas City, Missouri, has established such an organizational pattern; it is similar to a federal system where a territorially diversified pattern calls for two levels of government--one to deal with the common, the other to deal with the territorially diverse. This report describes the functions and decision-making responsibilities at various administrative levels, with an emphasis on the key role of institutional research. (DC)
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