ERIC Number: ED450630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Communication and Participation: Initial Findings Regarding Their Roles in the Strategic Planning Process in Higher Education. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Bacig, Karen Zentner
This paper reports on the first phase of an ongoing study of strategic planning in U.S. higher education. In this phase, the chief planner at each of four private higher education institutions was interviewed, focusing on participation in planning, communication, and success. Themes related to these three topics were identified. The preliminary findings suggest that further inquiry into the roles of technology, control, champions of planning, and the reciprocal nature of communication and participation will shed light on the roles of communication and participation and their relative importance in the strategic planning process. Phase 2 will be a comparative case study with 10 60-minute interviews (5 faculty and 5 staff) at each of the institutions. This phase will also include a structural analysis comparing the roles of communication and participation by organizational and governance structures and a deeper examination of the nature of communication, participation, and success. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) (25th, Sacramento, CA, November 16-19, 2000).