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ERIC Number: ED169999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May-2
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
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Governance and Leadership in the 80's: Role of Planning, Management and Evaluation in Decision-Making.
Manilla, S. James
The 1960's and 1970's saw the development and expansion of a new type of educational administration/management that was heavily weighted toward a quantitative approach. Some feel that the advent of modern management techniques (Planning, Management, and Evaluation--PME, Management By Objectives--MBO, Management Information Systems--MIS) as applied to education has increased the polarity between administrators and faculty. However, PME-type systems have significance and merit in the mode of renewal for administration and instruction. The higher education management derives its unique and challenging nature from a variety of factors: characteristics of the educational process and the subordinate role of management, the complexity of individual colleges, decentralization, emphasis on primary programs, lack of efficiency incentives, and mistrust of quantitative approaches to management. Although these quantitative approaches can help to identify and illuminate the alternatives available to the decision-maker, they may result in a significant shift of the locus of internal, and in state systems external, curriculum decision-making or control away from the faculty. Several indications exist that the faculty is losing its voice in academic governance and decision-making despite the importance of faculty involvement in institutional management. The need for an open MIS and a shared governance model is evident. (AYC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (59th, Chicago, Illinois, April 29-May 2, 1979)