ERIC Number: ED203899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Relationship between Systematic Planning at Community Colleges and Goal Agreement.
A survey of 121 administrators at four community colleges was conducted to determine the degree to which the colleges utilized a systematic, rather than sporadic, planning process; to measure the extent to which administrators at each college agreed upon the importance of specific institutional goals; and to test the hypothesis that a strong correlation exists between goal agreement among administrators and the college's use of systematic planning. During the study, the administrators were asked to respond to two instruments: a six-item questionnaire soliciting information on management practices that are indicative of systematic planning and the Community College Goals Inventory, which requires respondents to rate, on a five-point scale, the importance of 90 goals as they exist at the college and as the administrators would like them to exist. The study revealed that the administrators at the two community colleges exhibiting more systematic planning efforts felt that there was less of a discrepancy between actual and ideal college goals than administrators at the colleges using less systematic planning. The study report reviews planning literature, describes planning efforts at six community colleges, details study methodology and procedures, and reports findings and conclusions. Questionnaires are appended. (JP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Thesis, Central Washington University.