ERIC Number: ED242360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Models of Strategic Planning in Community Colleges.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
One of a series of publications coming out of a 3-year project designed to improve evaluation and planning in community colleges, this monograph presents case studies illustrating alternative models of strategic planning. Chapter 1 provides an overview of current challenges to academic management, strategic planning, models of planning, and essential conditions for strategic planning. In addition, this chapter offers information on the series of regional workshops at which the case studies were first presented and on the uses of the case studies. Chapters 2 through 4 present case studies of the San Francisco Community College District educational master plan project; the Long Beach City College planning and budgeting process; Riverside City College's planning process; and the annual review and planning process of the Yosemite Community College District. Each case report presents a brief characterization of the planning project; information on organizational structures and planning motivations, premises, assumptions, processes, procedures, and techniques; a history and projections; and a general commentary. Finally, chapter 6 discusses the unique and common characteristics of the four strategic planning models, underscoring the importance of planning as a continuing process, proactive planning, leadership and support, and broad participation in the design of the system. A reading list and bibliography are included. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.