ERIC Number: ED225433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for the Eighties: A Nontraditional Self-Study for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Volume III: Stage Thirteen.
Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC.
A report on the final phase of a self-study and planning process undertaken by Appalachian State University, North Carolina, is presented. Initiated in 1979, the effort has involved: an examination of the university's internal and external environment, the potential impact of projected societal trends and value shifts, formulation of objectives to meet identified needs, and systematic evaluation of each objective. The phase in which proposed objectives were evaluated (1980 calendar year) involved: testing the compatibility of objectives, evaluating the significance of objectives, inventing strategies for achieving objectives, assessing the impact of proposed objectives on institutional sectors, and evaluating the feasibility of proposed objectives. This report documents the review process that the steering committee followed in the final stage and provides the final recommendations of the committee. The committee reviewed 83 objectives, assigned priorities, and projected a timeframe for implementation and achievement. Fifty-three objectives were endorsed. The objectives are listed, along with priority classification, suggested strategies and results, the committee's rationale, and timeframe for the future. Topical areas are as follows: the purpose of the university, organization and administration, educational program, financial resources, faculty, library, student development services, physical resources, special activities, graduate program, and research. (SW)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Ancillary School Services, College Administration, College Buildings, College Environment, College Faculty, College Libraries, College Planning, College Programs, College Role, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Planning Commissions, Self Evaluation (Groups), Social Change, State Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC.