ERIC Number: ED290396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct-29
Reference Count: N/A
Planning Activities and Organization for Planning at Four-Year Public Institutions of Higher Education.
Ward, Billy L.; Shrout, John R.
A survey was conducted to determine: (1) what percentage of total planning time of the various personnel involved in institutional planning is allocated to the several planning functions; and (2) how planning functions are organized at small four-year public institutions. A questionnaire was mailed to the chief executive officers of 188 state-controlled institutions with enrollments of 6,000 full-time-equivalent (FTE) students or less. The chief executive officers were asked to distribute the questionnaires within their institutions for response. Responses were received from 125 institutions, for a 66.5% response rate. Results included the following: generally, a higher percentage of time is spent in setting goals and objectives than is spent in other planning functions; and smaller institutions (2,000 FTE or less) were less likely to have a person designated as chief planning officer than the larger institutions. The survey instrument is appended. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Institutional Research and the Society for College and University Planning (New Orleans, LA, October 28-30, 1987).