ERIC Number: ED277433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The DAPLAN Process. A Training Manual.
Prepared for use in South Carolina's technical and community colleges to promote the development or revision of a long-range plan, this manual describes a plan-development process using the basic techniques of the Develop a Curriculum (DACUM) process and revising them into a procedure for Developing A Long Range Plan, the DAPLAN process. DAPLAN consists of an analysis of the organization's needs developed through a modified brainstorming process by a panel of top-level administrators from the college under the direction of a qualified facilitator. The product of the process is a chart of major categories that describe the ultimate two-year technical college combined with characteristics and actual goals used to direct the institution. Chapter I of the manual presents background information on the DAPLAN process and its initial application at Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC), including a definition, historical background, an explanation of the use of the DAPLAN chart and the role of the DAPLAN facilitator, and information on the manual. Chapter II offers information about convening a 2-day brainstorming workshop, covering selection of panel members, workshop schedule, costs and budgeting, physical arrangements, workshop personnel, and support staff. Chapter III is devoted to the role of the DAPLAN facilitator in promoting group interaction; orienting the panel; presenting an overview of the entire DAPLAN process; leading the panel; guiding the panel in refining goals statements; obtaining closure; providing follow-up activities; and evaluating the DAPLAN process. After chapter IV explains how the DAPLAN chart is used in the development of a 5-year plan, chapter V describes how DAPLAN can be used in an annual critique and updating process. FDTC's annual plan for 1985-86 and DAPLAN chart are appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Florence-Darlington Technical Coll., Florence, SC.