ERIC Number: ED145765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Long-Range Planning. An Institution-Wide Approach to Increasing Academic Vitality.
Parekh, Satish B.
A model for long-range institutional planning is presented that is based on the integration of institutional elements and functions: overall mission, quantitative goals, responsibilities, activities, and resources. A comprehensive model must also include evaluation and organization in the planning process. Each of the institutional functions and elements can and should be organized in matrix form, but the planning process should not be considered purely mechanistic. Such a planning process relies on thorough institutionalization and the participation of the faculty, students, and administration. At every stage an attempt must be made to arrive at a common perception of the institution's mission and its strategies to fulfill it. The results of planning must become a central part of the campus information system. Comprehensive planning is permanent, whereas a single plan is not. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Institutional Administration, Institutional Role, Long Range Planning, Matrices, Models, Objectives, Planning, Resource Allocation, Student Participation
Change Magazine Press, NBW Tower, New Rochelle, NY 10801 ($9.95)
Publication Type: Books
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