ERIC Number: ED201030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May-8
Reference Count: N/A
Key Data Elements in a Planning, Management and Evaluation Syllogistical Mode.
Groff, Warren H.; Fox, Robert B.
The future of higher education institutions rests on the extent to which they meet the needs of society. A systemic mode of planning provides an ongoing mechanism that assures an institution's responsiveness to society's changing needs. Achieving consensus by appropriate groups regarding environmental assumptions that affect an institution is an integral part of the planning process. Sources of such assumptions about environmental factors currently affecting higher education include a shift from quantity revolution to an equality revolution; a switch from educational opportunity for all to educational opportunity for each; a spectacular increase of older students; effort to link the world of work and the world of education. Market analysis, or the identification of the relationship between the needs of students and the way the institution can meet those needs, is another environmental source of information useful to planning. It consists of a coherent way to plan responses to market conditions. Another important step in the development of the planning process is the interface of the budgeting process. The budget is a vehicle for communication of details about institutional priorities and objectives, and a means for assessing how well the institution achieved its purposes. (JEH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A