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ERIC Number: ED134133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 20
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Planning in Academe: Courage, Purpose and Choice.
Hammond, Grant T.
This essay is a call for effective planning in postsecondary education. The thesis is that unless we know why to plan we cannot plan effectively. Emphasis is on some fundamental aspects of planning: the need for courage, for purpose and choice in decision, and for direction and leadership. A definitional inquiry into planning is presented along with reasons for not planning. The variety of problems confronting American higher education today are shown to be similar to those facing institutions in the mid-nineteenth century. The costs of not planning are high, especially during times of retrenchment. It is concluded that the major failure in many planning endeavors is a reluctance to make hard choices or at least choose priorities. (Author/LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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