ERIC Number: ED191540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Management for Productivity.
McClenney, Byron N.
Based on a review of the literature dealing with management in higher education, this five-part monograph examines the concept of educational productivity and explores its applications in community college administration. Part I presents an operational definition for "management," and discusses five components of the management task: planning, organizing, directing, coordinating departmental efforts, and controlling. The concepts of organizational "efficiency" and "effectiveness" are clarified in Part II, and various research efforts undertaken to quantifiably measure educational productivity are assessed. Parts III and IV concentrate on community college management activities relating to community assessment, the determination of institutional role, administrative organization, organizational climate, planning, budgeting, resource development, marketing, program development, personnel policies, management information systems, and institutional evaluation. Finally, Part V discusses the alternative instructional methodologies utilized by community colleges to increase productivity and suggests an empirical model for the productive management of labor-intensive, human service agencies. Case studies describing management practices at three representative community colleges are appended and bibliographies conclude each section of the paper. (JP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Organization, Administrators, Budgeting, College Administration, College Planning, Community Colleges, Cost Effectiveness, Leadership Responsibility, Literature Reviews, Measurement Techniques, Models, Outcomes of Education, Productivity, Program Development, Self Evaluation (Groups), State of the Art Reviews, Two Year Colleges
Publication Sales, American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.