Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Fall 1980

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



Committee Chair

Kenneth K. Harsha

Second Committee Member

Alma C. Spithill

Third Committee Member

Alexander H. Howard, Jr.


The relationship between systematic planning at community colleges and goal agreement among administrators was studied. Sixty-nine administrators at four community colleges were surveyed. The results showed that administrators at the two community colleges who perceived their institutions to be relatively more systematic in planning also perceived relatively smaller gaps between what were, and what should be the goals of their institutions. By this measure, community college administrators demonstrated a consistent and positive relationship between systematic planning and goal agreement.