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ERIC Number: ED360910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Pitfalls and Opportunities of Strategic Planning in a Health Sciences Higher Education Institution in Puerto Rico. AIR 1993 Annual Forum Paper.
Valentin, Elena Batista
A study of Strategic Planning at the Medical Sciences Campus (MSC), a unit of the University of Puerto Rico, examined the structures and cultures which may hinder the strategic planning process. The study collected data through a questionnaire which used an ecosystem dual rating scale to request information on the importance and frequency of occurrence of certain factors that contribute to the enhancement or hampering of the strategic planning process at MSC. The questionnaire cohort included participants (N=83) in eight strategic planning committees throughout the institution, including junior and senior faculty members, students, academic administrators, executive administrators, distinguished professors, five former chancellors, non-teaching personnel representatives, planners, and institutional researchers. The study concluded that the administrative, planning and cultural systems may hinder the strategic planning process and should be considered carefully during the pre-planning, and post-planning evaluation process. Other inhibiting factors were the lack of an effective information system, lack of integration between the strategic planning process and the operational administration, incongruence between the strategic plan and the annual budget, ineffective management of conflicts, and lack of revision of the benefits derived from the strategic planning process. (Contains 45 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A