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ERIC Number: ED143379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-19
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Harmonization Without Homogenization: The Virginia Community College System's Approach to Management By Objectives.
Puyear, Donald E.; And Others
This panel report on the development of management of objectives (MBO) in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) will be useful to any community college or community college system interested in changing to the MBO method of administration. Following a discussion of the history of centralized administration and funding which preceded the establishment of systemwide MBO, it traces the development of MBO in the VCCS and provides discussions of implementation at both large and small community colleges within the system. The key difference between its application in the large and small colleges was the availability of personnel to devote time to the initial development of goals and objectives. The advantages of MBO were similar at the large and small colleges: a clearer definition of the responsibilities of each area of the college; an assist in the revision of job descriptions for administrators; a clearer picture of college operations; and a sense of system-wide unity in the accomplishment of a single management style. In the future, there will be fewer objectives, areas of major effort will be prioritized, and individual responsibilities will be identified. The implementation time schedule, criteria for evaluating objectives, goals for the VCCS and a small college, sample assignments of objectives, and a table of routine planning elements with definitions are appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A