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ERIC Number: ED429493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Planning Imperatives for the Next Century. IHE Perspectives.
Fincher, Cameron
This essay reviews 10 imperatives for higher education planning that are needed to meet the challenges of the next century. It is argued that higher education leaders must: (1) reaffirm the development of the human mind and character as education's major goal; (2) accept responsibility for educating and developing institutional leaders; (3) apply organizational know-how and technological competence to the problems of education; (4) recognize and complete the business of the twentieth century, including equal access for all and improvement of undergraduate instruction; (5) develop and use more effective concepts and methods of policy planning and decision making; (6) clarify the purposes, values, and public expectations of higher education in an increasingly pluralistic and multinational society; (7) use more effectively the knowledge and experience already available; (8) use more effectively the problem-solving resources and capabilities routinely applied in basic and applied research; (9) define the alternatives and options that are open today but which may be closed five years hence; and (10) learn to think, write, and speak in plain English. (Contains 14 references.) (MDM)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.