ERIC Number: ED143405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul-20
Reference Count: 0
Building the Planning Process into College Management.
Bers, John A.
This paper summarizes the methods used by a "developing institution" (Gadsden State Junior College) to arrive at an institution-wide system of long-range planning and management by objectives. A needs assessment identified the following areas which more systematic planning and management might address: a contraction of the college's resource base, a shifting student market, and an increase in the size and complexity of the college. Management objectives were then designed to cope with these needs. Task forces developed institutional goals, defined organizational relationships, and created a planning model, after which the top administrators participated in a pilot planning year. The second year involved middle-level administrators, with a task force established to research and recommend changes in the budgetary process. The two-year planning process resulted in increased budgetary management and a clarification of areas of administrative responsibility, but did not encompass accountability and student responsiveness. Full implementation of long-range planning is expected to be complete in two additional years. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gadsden State Junior Coll., AL.