ERIC Number: ED247974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
The Consensus Plan: Dutchess Community College, 1984-85.
Donsky, Aaron P.; And Others
This 1984-85 Consensus Plan for Dutchess Community College is the result of a comprehensive planning process characterized by three elements: (1) a cycle of departmental input directed by a voluntary planning committee and finalized by the deans and president; (2) an integrated process in which departmental plans reflect the major thrusts established by the Consensus Plan; and (3) a linkage of budgeting to the planning cycle. The first section of the Consensus Plan describes the planning process and the work of the planning committee; lists the issues facing the college; describes the activities of the environmental scanning, internal resources, and objectives task forces; identifies the goals established by the president; and discusses the relationship between departmental action and planning. Section II identifies eight planning thrusts for the college: (1) increase academic and student services to the traditional and emerging student populations; (2) improve low enrollment programs; (3) develop a continuous comprehensive staff enrichment process; (4) relate departmental objectives and operational practices to the Consensus Plan; (5) develop the Consensus Plan into a process in which all staff can be involved; (6) establish methods for obtaining new sources of income and revenues; (7) recognize life-long learning needs for business and industry; and (8) increase access through the development of extension sites. The final two sections identify specific departmental and college activities associated with each planning thrust and identify indices of the impact of these activities. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dutchess Community Coll., Poughkeepsie, NY.