ERIC Number: ED415726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Mission and Change. Institutional Mission and Its Application to the Management of Further and Higher Education.
This book examines concepts of institutional mission in the context of British further and higher education (F/HE), especially in incorporated further education and "mixed economy" F/HE establishments previously under local education authority control. It urges adoption of participative methods of mission establishment, procedures for operationalization, and autonomy for significant groupings within the institution, and establishes a rationale for the adoption of strategic perspective. Part 1 analyzes the mission concept. Chapter 1 considers the concept of institutional mission; chapter 2, why the concept of mission has become important to the F/HE sector; chapter 3, the process of establishing a mission statement; and chapter 4, claims for mission. Part 2 reviews several methods of mission development. Chapter 5 examines mission establishment by interest groups and the impact of the process on college staff; chapter 6 examines stakeholder views of the nature of mission; and chapter 7 presents a workshop method of mission development that maximizes staff involvement. Part 3 focuses on strategic approaches to management of F/HE. Chapter 8 describes a method of operationalizing mission in Australia through strategic planning. Chapter 9 summarizes the discussion on mission and proposes a strategic management model for managers in F/HE. (Contains approximately 100 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Administration, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Institutional Mission, Institutional Role, Mission Statements, Models, Organizational Objectives, Participative Decision Making, Postsecondary Education, School Policy, Strategic Planning
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom