ERIC Number: ED256279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Decision-Making Models with Sets of Strategies for Applications to Individuals and Groups in Higher Education.
Gill, Wanda E.
Three decision-making models that have applications for college presidents and administrators are reviewed. While both individual and group decision-making are addressed, emphasis is placed on the importance of group decisions on institutional policy planning. The model of Edmund M. Burke (1979) presents specific decision-making strategies in terms of conditions for effectiveness, techniques, the technology of change, and the planning phase. All group decision makers are actively involved and decisions occur through joint problem-solving. The key to the second model, that of James Lipham (1974), is that the college president needs to be aware of the perceptual screen that affects the decision maker (societal, organizational, and individual values). Lipham's model, which can be used for individual or group decision-making, involves a systems analysis perspective for conducting a needs assessment. The third delegating problem-solving model, by Victor Vroom and Philip Yetton (1973), involves decision methods for individuals or a group, and may involve the college president and a single subordinate. Flow charts and tables illustrate the models, including a graphical depiction of the time line of Lipham's model. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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