ERIC Number: ED367717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Evaluation of the Strategic Planning Process at the Medical Center Campus of Miami-Dade Community College.
Woolley, Gale R.
The effectiveness of the planning process at the Medical Center Campus of Miami-Dade Community College was evaluated, addressing how and to what extent campus personnel perceived the planning process as guiding decisions, resource allocations, and activities to realize the strategic outcomes. The qualitative method of naturalistic inquiry, specifically a descriptive case study approach, was selected to identify common perceptions of the planning process. Data sources included semistructured interviews with campus personnel and a review of previous plans. Analysis found six major themes related to the strategic planning process: (1) method; (2) comprehension; (3) format; (4) influence; (5) feedback; and (6) results. After considering these themes, recommendations were made for revising the strategic plan and renaming the annual campus operational plan. Revisions to the annual operational planning procedure were suggested, along with staff and faculty development in the areas of strategic and operational planning and further evaluation of the planning process. Four appendixes present organizational charts. (Contains 25 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Medical Center Campus.