ERIC Number: ED357784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Human Resource Development Planning in a Community College Program Based on a View of the Future.
Dowd, Steven B.
In recognition of the importance of futures information in planning efforts and continued staff development in achieving institutional goals, Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC), in Springfield, Illinois, undertook a project to develop and validate a strategic planning process for human resource development of faculty and staff in a radiologic technology program operated with a local hospital. The first step of the project involved a review of the literature, which emphasized the importance of incorporating a vision of the future in planning and highlighted models of strategic planning that matched organizational needs to the development needs of individuals. A vision statement of the future of radiography was developed from the review and was approved by a committee of experts in the field. In the second step, a human resource development plan was formulated based on the strategies found in the literature. The plan integrated futurism into organizational planning and involved an analysis of the institution's major assumptions, goals, and priorities. The third step involved the validation of the LLCC plan by members of the advisory committee, who found it broad enough to meet the needs of the institution, yet focused enough to be translated into specific action strategies. The final evaluation of the strategy will involve the implementation of the plan over a period of many years, providing continuous internal and external assessment as the program grows. Nineteen references and the program evaluation instrument are appended. (MAB)
Descriptors: College Planning, Committees, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Faculty Development, Formative Evaluation, Futures (of Society), Human Resources, Literature Reviews, Long Range Planning, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Radiologic Technologists, Staff Development, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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