ERIC Number: ED179340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Management and Accountability Procedures: DEEP - The New Mexico State Facilitator.
New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Coll. of Education.
Presented is a description of how DEEP (Developmental Economic Education Program) monitors activity and achievements to ensure that objectives are met effectively and efficiently, and that evidence of achievement is available for reports. The purposes of DEEP management and accountability procedures are: (1) to maintain both long term and short range project plans; (2) to keep DEEP commitments to New Mexico educators and others; (3) to collect and report evidence of DEEP achievements; (4) to relate DEEP achievements to costs; (5) to monitor and project expenditures of DEEP funds; and (6) to periodically assess client reaction to DEEP. The general philosophy of DEEP is that both effective management and efficient accountability require that project objectives be clear, with specific indicators of achievement for each. Further, the activity necessary to achieve each objective must be clearly specified and must be distinct from activity for all other objectives. Given this type of project plan, progress toward objectives can be documented in relation to resource consumption using a simple set of procedures which can be carried out by the project secretary. The function of management is to monitor achievement and resource consumption, taking action where serious discrepancies from plans occur. In a project with a small staff, it is critical that this be done efficiently since time spent in management and accountability is not spent in direct service to clients. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Coll. of Education.
Note: Paper presented at the National Dissemination Forum (Arlington, VA, August, 1978)