ERIC Number: ED217930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Long Range Planning Committee Progress Report, 1981-1982. Volume XI, No. 15.
William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.
A long-range planning committee was established in fall 1980 at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to coordinate planning efforts and develop specific projects and long-range plans for the college. After 11 meetings, during which past institutional goals were considered and various institutional reports were reviewed, two long-range goals were selected from nine alternative goals to receive special focus. The first goal, to broaden the impact of WRHC's programs and services on the community, involved the development of new programs in technical areas, the utilization of new technology, and an increase of the awareness of the needs of the college's constituents. The second goal, to increase WRHC's financial base, encompassed lobbying for more state support and the creation of an action plan to increase college resources. After considering 14 possible short-term goals, the committee recommended 2: to conduct a detailed examination of the curriculum by department and to increase commitment to a collegewide assessment program. Additional recommendations for 1982-83 were to continue to fund the equipment replacement program at 1981-82 levels and to maintain flexibility in the resource allocation process. Appendices include minutes of committee meetings; memoranda on institutional goals and on a strategic planning workshop; and results of faculty, student, and staff surveys. (Author/HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.