ERIC Number: ED399907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Strategic Planning: A Human Resource Tool for Higher Education.
Alvino, Kathleen M., Ed.
Strategic planning in higher education is seen in this book as an essential element in the life of a successful college or university. This book begins by defining strategic planning and explains how to identify the core problems a college or university wants to address and solve through the planning process. It continues with advice on how to begin the process, define the role of budgeting, plan for "rightsizing" the work force, and plan for management of faculty and staff benefits during difficult financial times. The book concludes with the relationship of strategic planning to the total quality management process and how to keep the strategic planning process alive. The chapters are: (1) "What Is Strategic Planning?" (G. Gregory Lozier); (2) "What Is the Problem You Are Trying to Solve?" (John A. Dunn, Jr.); (3) "Begin at the Beginning" (Felice D. Billups); (4) "What about Budgeting?" (James H. Manifold); (5) "Rightsizing" (Kathleen M. Alvino); (6) "Faculty and Staff Benefits: Meeting the Challenge of Difficult Financial Times" (Robert M. Wilson); (7) "Total Quality Management Principles and Strategic Planning: (Deborah J. Teeter and G. Gregory Lozier); (8) "Keeping the Plan Alive" (K. Scott Hughes). Chapters contain references. (JLS)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Role, Budgeting, Centralization, Change Strategies, College Administration, College Planning, Committees, Decentralization, Decision Making, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Problem Solving, Retrenchment, Strategic Planning, Total Quality Management, Universities
College and University Personnel Association, 1233 20th St., N.W., Suite 301, Washington, DC 20036-1250 ($25 members; $30 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: College and Univ. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.