ERIC Number: ED202880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-16
Systematic Alternatives to Proposal Preparation.
Knirk, Frederick G.; And Others
Educators who have to develop proposals must be concerned with making effective decisions. This paper discusses a number of educational systems management tools which can be used to reduce the time and effort in developing a proposal. In addition, ways are introduced to systematically increase the quality of the proposal through the development of better objectives, the reduction of error due to typist inserted errors, and the likelihood of additional revisions and modifications because of the ease of editing a proposal as it is being developed. Educational systems management tools include: (1) Needs Assessment; (2) Delphi Technique; (3) Task Analysis; (4) ABCD Procedure; (5) GANTT charting; and (6) PERT Network. One of the most powerful tools in increasing the quality of a proposal involves the computer and/or word processing system. A set of computer programs which are specific in name, but general in function, and which facilitate attractive, coordinated, correct output includes TENEX (DEC-10 operating system), Scribe (text formatter) and MSG (electronic mail system). (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).