ERIC Number: ED271185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar-25
Reference Count: 0
How Does a Multi-Site Institution Plan Effectively?
Jefferson, Curtis F.
A multi-site college plans effectively by having in place planning and evaluation systems that enhance its capability to respond effectively to changes in the environment in order to continue to provide high quality educational programs and services for the people in its service area. The effectiveness of these systems is dependent on clearly defined institutional guidelines and standards; effective communication processes; and leadership with the vision to establish priorities that contribute to the long-term health, vitality, and credibility of the institution. At Cuyahoga Community College (Ohio), the planning process includes the following elements: (1) environmental scanning of the economic, social, and financial context; marketing considerations, and targets of opportunities; (2) fiscal analysis and planning; (3) establishment of institutional priorities, goals, and objectives; (4) establishment of campus priorities, goals, and objectives; (5) determination of program priorities, goals, and objectives; (6) implementation strategies; (7) resource requirements; (8) evaluation information requirements; (9) systematic communication processes; and (10) a Plan-to-Plan, or Planning and Budgeting Calendar that carefully links all planning, budgeting, and communication activities into a coherent system. (RO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (Chicago, IL, March 23-26, 1986).