ERIC Number: ED408873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Rightsizing Effectively. An APPA Task Force Report.
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, Alexandria, VA.
The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers surveyed its members in 1993 regarding the effects of severe budget reductions. From 1,500 surveys mailed, there were 388 responses. The responses indicated the importance of a number of factors in institutions undergoing downsizing. Important factors included: a mission statement, the morale of retained staff, an empowerment paradigm, strategic planning, adjustment of service levels, innovation, training, productivity, and efficiency enhancement. Details and case studies related to the survey are provided in the following chapters: (1) "Rightsizing Effectively: An Introduction to the Issues" (Edward Naretto); (2) "Findings of the Rightsizing Survey" (Dean H. Fredericks); (3) "Rightsizing Through the Eyes of History" (Pieter J. van der Have); (4) "A Change in Focus in a Time of Change" (Scott Charmack); (5)"Fiscal Reality at Michigan State University" (Ronald T. Flinn); (6) "Custodial Rightsizing: Minimizing the Trauma" (Joe Spoonemore); (7) "The Human Element" (Pieter J. van der Have); and (8) "Strategic Planning in the Physical Plant Department" (Frederick L. Klee). The survey is appended. (Contains 70 references.) (JLS)
Descriptors: Building Operation, Case Studies, College Buildings, Financial Problems, Higher Education, Human Resources, Landscaping, Personnel Management, Program Administration, Reduction in Force, Retrenchment, School Maintenance, Strategic Planning, Supervision, Surveys
APPA: The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, 1446 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3492 ($35 members; $45 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, Alexandria, VA.