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$ - , Kim Brewster is in ' , - charge of the forensics t N and drama programs. 1 For more on his work, see page four. L. ----as:..-:- . j.i.---.-.-v j Monday, January 19, 1987 Planning Planning strategies for Utah Technical College at ProvoOrem's future in Utah, Wasatch and Summit counties, UTC Strategic Planner John Reeves, said required a look outward into those communities to determine what individuals want in education. Reeves spoke to the Mountain States Association of Community Colleges, in a meeting held on UTC's Orem compus, and hosted by President J. Marvin Higbee. It included presidents of community colleges from Nevada, Idaho. Montana, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming and Arizona "We began the process of strategic planning on campus with the idea that nothing was sacred," Reeves said. "Our overriding strategy of excellence was compatible with our mission statement, but was certainly not interchangeable with any other college in the country." The UTC began the strategic planning process nearly two and one-half years ago with retreats involving faculty, staff and administration. Ad hoc committees on specific topics were formed to make recommendations which were forwarded to the President's staff. "The difference between regular planning and strategic planning is that strategic planning requires a direction, the UTC PRESS Moves Into New Business Offices After years of trying to get more room, the student newspaper has finally by Repine Holfeltz In order to meet the growing needs of UTC students, the UTC PRESS staff has just into new quarters next door to their former offices. The space previously occupied is now a work area, while the old conference room next to the Outpost is now the main office area. This new space allows the staff to accomplish even more than before. According to Jana Brady, UTC PRESS typesetter, "The added space makes it so much easier to work, because we're not all cramped together." THE U.T.C. PRES Strategies Held to Plan UTC's Future Several strategic planning sessions establishment of periods of time for the goals, a commitment to look outward into the community and a series of items that make the process unique," Reeves said. - " . The added space gives everyone their own space to do their own jobs. Reed Terry, the new business manager, feels that the new space lends to better advertising business, because the atmosphere is much more professional. Along with the additions, the UTC PRESS has also recently acquired new equipment, including a Macintosh Plus and a Laser Writer. These acquisitions allow the newspaper to print and lay out the newspaper much more efficiently. Previously, the newspaper copy had to be r c. k ii.,r " i. ' i V V ' '--- ' Ulah Technical College ProvoOrcm, 1; 1 ' ; have been held to establish goals for Reeves listed 12 items that are "uniquenesses," in the strategic planning process including vision, focus on direction, intuition, environmental scanning, market $"mm0 " . - "4-. expanded to its new offices at Photo by Michael Shince transmitted to Provo before layout, and that limited a lot of areas of publication. Now the staff can typeset, edit, design ads and print right in their offices. Especially during production, the new equipment is a welcome limesavcr. The UTC PRESS is still looking for people interested in having a lot of fun and learning what it takes to produce an excellent student newspaper. Ad salesmen and reporters are still needed. For more information, contact the UTC PRESS at extensions 317 or 402. -Tut Box 1609, Provo, Utah 84603 the college. orientation and a distinctive niche. He also included the importance of making a conscious change, high flexibility, budget sensitivity, a holistic approach to planning and the assumption of priorities. President Higbee and Reeves shared with the group of community college presidents several preconditions that are A JtiL, Maoism Lotltoeir CCimig's M3Uh ScHiooD Rid d ires s M UTC In commemoration of Martin Luther King's birthday, January 15, Dr. Ronald G. Coleman will address the UTC studentbody, Monday, January 19 in the Student Center Ballroom at 12:00 noon. Dr. Coleman received his Ph.D in History at the University of Utah. For the past ten years, he has been teaching in the University of Utah's Ethnic Studies, and is currently teaching American Civilization and Black studies at the U. Dr. Coleman has published extensively in journals and magazines, some of which are "People in Utah", "Journal of Black Studies," and in the "Ulah Historical Quarterly." He has also published a brochure which is currently being used at the University of Ulah entitled "Martin Luther King, Jr., Apostle of Social Justice, Peace and Love." Dr. Coleman has served on various state committees and has chaired the Equal Opportunity Commission at the University of Utah. He sits on the Utah State Civil Service Commision. The men's basketball teams dropped two very close games. A mere point separated the winner and loser in one of those contests. For details, see page 7. Photo by Glen D. Nelson necessary prior to strategic planning. "You must have the commitment of the CEO and understand that the process will mean some change," Reeves said. "You must also be ready to change if necessary, and it is also important to have wide and deep participation in the process." Reeves also pointed out that pimiuilll Though Martin Luther King's birthday is January 15, the nation is celebrating it today. UTC is one of the few schools still in session, despite the holiday. Utah is celebrating Human Rights Day today. Editorials page 2 Campus News... pages 3-6 Sports page 7 Entertainment .page 8 Volume 15 Number 12 it is important to think srategically, based on both external and internal environments. When questioned about how budget restraints had directly affected parts of the strategic plan, President Higbee said that of all the 60 items listed in the plan, only two or three had been altered. Reeves attributed the accuracy of the plan, only two or three had been altered. Reeves attributed the accuracy of the plan to the research provided by surveys of the community, by advisory committees in each academic area of UTC, and by employees of the school. "Planners can, however data themselves to death," Reeves pointed out. "Intuition plays an important part in the process and that was where President Higbee and his staff played the major role." Currently finishing his doctoral program at Brigham Young University, Reeves selected ten leaders in strategic planning to interview for further expertise. Reeves said that less than 2,000 pages of materials on the new field of strategic planning are currently available and the first piece was written in only 1976. Reeves defines strategic planning as the art and practice of establishing the direction of an organization based on the realities of both the external and internal environments. I I .11.
|Title||UTC Press, 1987-01-19|
|Description||UTC Press was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem from February 07, 1985 to June 1, 1987.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||The U.T.C. Press, 1987-01-19|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|