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Planning and Management for a Changing Environment: A Handbook on Redesigning Postsecondary Institutions

ISBN: 978-0-7879-0849-2
608 pages
April 1997, Jossey-Bass
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An outstanding roster of higher education scholars and practitioners come together to offer latest expertise on strategic and operational planning with emphasis on the importance of contextual planning?that is planning based in the unique circumstances and environment of each individual institution--as the only planning approach that will yield successful results.

The contributors include: Paul T. Brinkman, Ellen Earle Chaffee, Burton R. Clark, David William Cohen, Eric L. Dey, David D. Dill, Elaine El-Khawas, Rhonda Martin Epper, Peter T. Ewell, Ira Fink, Dorothy E. Finnegan, Fred J. Galloway, Harvey A. Goldstein, William H. Graves, Patricia J. Gumport, Raymond M. Haas, Terry W. Hartle, Robert G. Henshaw, Richard B. Heydinger, Sylvia Hurtado, Sarah Williams Jacobson, Dennis P. Jones, George Keller, R. Sam Larson, Bruce A. Loessin, Michael I. Luger, Theodore J. Marchese, Lisa A. Mets, James R. Mingle, Anthony W. Morgan, James L. Morrison, Anna Neumann, John L. Oberlin, Anne S. Parker, Marvin W. Peterson, Brian Pusser, Frans van Vught, and Ian Wilson.
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Table of Contents

Part One: Redefining the External Context for Postsecondary Education
1. Understanding the Competitive Environment of the Postsecondary Knowledge Industry(Marvin W. Peterson, David D. Dill)
2. Federal Guidance for a Changing National AgAnda(Terry W. Hartle, Fred J. Galloway)
3. State Coordination and Planning in an Age of Entrepreneurship(James R. Mingle, Rhonda Martin Epper)
4. The Role of Intermediary Organizations(Elaine El-Khawas)
5. Effects of Competition on Diverse Institutional Contexts(David D. Dill)
6. Principles for Redesigning Institutions(Richard B. Heydinger)
Part Two: Redirecting Institutions Through Contextual Planning
7. Using Contextual Planning to Transform Institutions(Marvin W. Peterson)
8. Examining What Works in Strategic Planning(Geroge Keller)
9. Focusing Institutional Mission to Provide Coherence and Integration(David D. Dill)
10. Enhancing the Leadership Factor in Planning (Anna E. Neumann, R. Sam Larson)
11. Analyzing Environments and Developing Scenarios for Uncertain Times(James L. Morrison, Ian Wilson)
12. Creating and Changing Institutional Cultures(Ellen Earle Chaffee, Sarah Williams Jacobson)
13. Organizing the Elements of Planning(Raymond M. Haas)
Part Three: Reorganizing Management Support for Planning
14. Expanding Information and Decision-Support Systems (Dennis P. Jones)
15. Changing Fiscal Strategies for Planning(Paul T. Brinkman, Anthony W. Morgan)
16. Linking Fund Raising and Development with Planning (Bruce A. Loessin)
17. Adapting Facilities for New Technologies and Learners(Ira Fink)
18. Planning Change Through Program Review( Lisa A. Mets)
19. Strengthening Assessment for Academic Quality Improvement (Peter T. Ewell)
20. Using Policy Analysis for Strategic Choices (Frans van Vught)
Part Four: Renewing Institutions and Planning for Academic Challenges
21. Achieving the Goals of Multiculturalism and Diversity(Sylvia Hurtado, Eric L. Dey)
22. Infusing Information Technology into the Academic Process (William H. Graves, Robert G. Henshaw, John L. Oberlin, Anne S. Parker)
23. Restructuring the Academic Environment (Patricia J. Gumport, Brian Pusser)
24. Transforming Faculty Roles(Dorothy E. Finnegan)
25. Sustaining Quality Enhancement in Academic and Managerial Life (Theodore J. Marchese)
26. Assisting Economic and Business Development(Harvey A. Goldstein, Michael I. Luger)
27. Understanding the Globalization of Scholarship(David William Cohen)
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Author Information

MARVIN W. PETERSON is former director of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan. DAVID D. DILL is professor of public policy analysis and education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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