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ERIC Number: ED258653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-13
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Institutional Planning as a Participative Process: A Community College Self Study.
Sturtz, Alan J.
In 1981, South Central Community College received funding to develop a long-range planning process. The process was to be modeled on the 3-year planning cycle developed by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems and to use the college's existing organizational structure. Since November 1981, the planning process at the college has been accelerating. A long-range institutional plan was developed using the college's Self-Study Report as the basis for first-year assumptions. A Planning Council was established as the pivotal committee for the planning process. In order to simplify and focus the planning efforts that had been initiated as part of the self-study process, the Planning Council undertook a five-phase process: Phase 1: Review and Appraisal, which examines the role and scope of the college, develops planning assumptions upon which the institution's goals are prioritized, and provides information on the service region, college funding, student profiles, facilities and resources, staffing, programs and services, and governance; Phase 2: Divisional Goals, during which faculty and staff meet with deans and department heads to establish divisional goals; Phase 3: Reformatting, which involves a review of divisional goals and their statement as measurable objectives; Phase 4: Approval by the President; and Phase 5: Renewal of the Process. The broad-based goals and objectives that are articulated in the resulting planning document establish priorities for budgetary expenditures and personnel allocations. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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