ERIC Number: ED409965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
Development of a Strategy for Transition for State Community College from a State Agency to an Independent College.
Gould, Timothy D.
In preparation for a 1996 restructuring at State Community College, in Illinois, from a state agency to an independent community college, a project was undertaken to develop a strategic plan to guide the transition. Specifically, the project sought to determine the necessary elements of and functions and activities required by the plan, appropriate people to be included on transition teams, necessary changes in college operations, and required in-service training for faculty and staff. First, a review was undertaken of literature related to administrative change and planning and a Transition Management Team (TMT) was appointed. Once committees were developed on the Team, strategic plans developed at other colleges that had made similar transitions were reviewed and a plan was developed and revised. The project found that essential elements of the plan were a revitalized mission statement, a set of planning assumptions, assignment of responsibilities, and procedures for evaluation and assessment. With respect to changes in college operations, it was determined that the new organizational structure would represent a 50% reduction in staff and faculty and a reduction in administrative positions. Contains 74 references. Appendixes provide a TMT agenda sheet, the college's mission and vision statement and organizational structure, TMT presentation documents, an institutional self-assessment instrument, and issues and strategies identified by the project. (BCY)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.