ERIC Number: ED364167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Planning: Using Student Outcome Measures To Plan for the Future.
McClain, Charles J.
This document is a detailed outline of how to develop long- and short-range plans to fulfill a university mission with the aid of student outcome measures. Step 1 is to define university philosophy and mission so that plans are in accord with it. Step 2 is to analyze internal and external environments in order to be better prepared to respond to change and able to synthesize internal and external environments, where possible, with the university mission. Step 3 is to identify input and output goals and objectives. Step 4 is to articulate hopes and dreams for the future so that planners can operate enthusiastically and successfully. Step 5 is to formulate policy as modification of existing university policies may be necessary after the analysis of environments and formulation of goals. The final step, Step 6, is to evaluate the plan including developing procedures for periodical evaluation, monitoring efficiency, evaluating effectiveness, assessing progress toward goals, examining unplanned and undesirable effects, and estimating impacts of action taken versus uncontrollable external forces. (JB)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Environment, Institutional Mission, Long Range Planning, Organizational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, School Policy, Undergraduate Study, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northeast Missouri State Univ., Kirksville.