ERIC Number: ED318319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Strategic Thinking about Institutional Direction.
Eaton, Donald R.
Three papers, written as part of a seminar on governance and management in higher education, analyze the current situation and potential for development of MidAmerica Nazarene College in Springfield, Missouri. The first paper, "Governance and Governance Processes at MidAmerica Nazarene College," outlines the governance structure of the college and also explores the role of human motivational factors and both external factors (e.g., decline in number of traditional age students) and internal factors (e.g., communication problems centering on financial pressures) in college governance. Appendixes include the college mission statement and organizational charts. The second paper is titled "Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats Analysis for MidAmerica Nazarene College". The first part provides an audit of: planning, research, and evaluation; enrollment, retention, and financial aid; primary degree programs; support programs; human resources; financial resources; and reporting and outcomes. The second part looks at opportunities and "threats" concerning demography, the social context, economic trends, technological advances, government trends, and value shifts. Appendixes provide statistical detail and trend analysis. The third paper, "Strategic Planning Scenarios for MidAmerica Nazarene College," offers "alternative scenarios" for strategic planning and presents a "preferred" scenario and action plan which would shift the direction of the College to more minority education. Contains 13 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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