ERIC Number: ED216748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Management by Objectives in Public Two-Year Post Secondary Institutions in the North Central Accreditation Region.
Garin, Robert H.
In order to determine the level of adoption of Management by Objectives (MBO) by public community and junior colleges in the North Central Accreditation Region, chief executive officers (CEO's) of 224 two-year colleges were asked to provide information on institutional size; the use, effectiveness, and acceptance of MBO at various organizational levels; and the nature and extent of MBO training of selected personnel. Responses were received from 53% of the institutions surveyed, representing schools ranging in size from a single campus with a full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment of 200 to a nine-campus institution with an FTE enrollment of 49,000. Study findings included the following: (1) 46% of the schools had an MBO program, an additional seven schools were considering MBO, and another nine had discontinued its use; (2) the likelihood of the use of MBO was greater in larger schools; (3) 69% of the CEO's using MBO rated it as effective, while 12% rated it as ineffective; (4) of the colleges using MBO, 100% used it at the top administrative level, 59% within divisions, and 39% by classified managers; (5) 84% of the CEO's indicated high acceptance of MBO by administrators, though only 33% indicated high acceptance by faculty; (6) over 90% of the CEO's felt that MBO contributed to better planning, improved communication, and increased control and accountability; and (7) the time involved in installing MBO was felt to be a major constraint by 66% of the respondents. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: East Texas State Univ., Commerce. Center for Community Coll. Education.