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ERIC Number: ED409955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 10
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Doing Effective Strategic Planning in a Higher Education Environment.
Rieley, James B.
In the face of reduced resources, increased levels of competition, and rapid technological advancement, it is critical that colleges learn how to plan for the future. There are four main phases of effective planning: development, implementation, evaluation of results (audit), and standardization. The Hoshin Planning model, which incorporates these four phases, is designed to help organizations develop plans based on their unique situations and include input from all concerned parties. The first step of the model involves the formation of a cross-sectional planning group composed of college administrators, support staff, faculty, students, and other customers. Next, the organization's leadership should help develop a vision to guide planning and indicators and baseline data should be developed to gauge progress toward that vision. The group should then clarify the college mission and determine the critical processes used to fulfill that mission. The next steps involve the identification of trends, college customers and their needs, and college potential. Once this information is gathered, broad goals should be developed for the next 3 to 5 years and implementation should begin, including the development of targets and departmental means that reflect organizational goals. Finally, the evaluation phase should examine the effectiveness of the process in terms of how customers' needs were met. Contains 30 references. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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