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ERIC Number: ED192825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 105
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Implementing a Coordinated Planning Process.
Mahon, Jack
The participative management procedures used in establishing goals, objectives, and priorities at Bucks County Community College (BCCC) for 1978 and 1979 are described in this report. BCCC's mission statement is examined first as adopted by the Board of Trustees in 1977, and then the steps involved in securing staff paricipation in the implementation of that mission are described. These steps included: (1) the collection of suggestions for institutional goals from all college employees and the summarization of these suggestions into 19 separate goal statements; (2) the collection of suggestions for college objectives from employees and the matching of these objectives with the 19 goal statements; and (3) the establishment of priorities for these goals and objectives based on a survey of employees. Problems encountered in the planning process are then examined; they included a lack of sufficient time for discussion, a disagreement over the meaning of goals and objectives, and the inability of individuals to follow the impact of the planning process through the budgeting process. A discussion of a revised planning process is presented next, and it is noted that while the revised process involves individuals in the development of college-wide goals, it also limits faculty involvement to the departmental level. Memos, questionnaires, and charts used in both processes are appended. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bucks County Community Coll., Newtown, PA.