ERIC Number: ED440582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-16
Reference Count: N/A
Plan of Excellence: IHL System Strategic Plan. A Plan for the Mississippi Public University System.
Mississippi State Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, Jackson.
This guide presents a plan for excellence in education within Mississippi's public university system. It is based on system goals and priorities established by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), and is designed to facilitate planning, budgeting, and decision-making processes at the system and university levels. After describing the history of IHL planning, the booklet explains the missions of Mississippi's IHL, discussing significant challenges facing higher education in planning for the future and ways to address these challenges. The guide presents the vision and mission statements of the Mississippi IHL and the planning process, which emphasizes the following six principles: higher education matters; planning begins with self-assessment and research; successful institutions focus on their assets; system planning requires collaboration; viable institutions incorporate resource stewardship and accountability in all functions; and equity and high expectations should undergird all aspects of higher education. Five-year goals and fiscal year 2000 priorities are examined. Five appendixes present data on projected changes in student demographics; population by age distribution; projected changes in the job market; the 1999-2000 planning and budget calendar; and members of the System Planning Council. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Diversity (Student), Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Public Colleges, State Colleges, State Universities
Mississippi State Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, Office of Research and Planning, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211. Tel: 601-432-6296.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, Jackson.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi