ERIC Number: ED390324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar-28
Strategic Planning: A Participative Model.
Weimer, Don; Jonas, Peter M.
This paper describes a participative model of strategic planning for use by higher education institutions. First it reviews five principles or assumptions of a participatory model: the person doing the job is the expert; that which is strategic must be validated by the operation; accountability, authority, and information are always equal and proceed in that order; no one can participate in decision-making outside of their area of accountability, authority, or information; and decisions should be made at the point of action). The paper then discusses different types of planning and reviews 10 steps for effective strategic planning at higher education institutions: (1) preparation and communication; (2) collection and analysis of data; (3) selection of the planning team; (4) conducting the first planning session; (5) communicating the draft plan; (6) action plan teams; (7) conducting the second planning session; (8) preparing the summary plan for board of trustees approval; (9) implementation; and (10) annual updates. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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