- Implementing the committee structure and the comprehensive
planning cycle has taken a great deal of time and energy from staff
throughout the College.Â While the structure was designed to
be self-sustaining and should result in a reduction in the time and
effort required to maintain the system, there remains some concern
among employees that the investment of time will continue.Â
Solution:Â Devote sufficient attention to
maintaining the planning cycle.
- Some of the faculty members serving on OPIC continue to feel
uncomfortable with making decisions that have funding
implications.Â It is thought that their hesitancy will
diminish as they receive sound information and learn to establish
priorities for making decisions.Â
Solution:Â Â Continue to gain experience in
operating the OPIC system.
- Will this system work over the long term?Â Currently the
system is too new to measure its impact on institutional
effectiveness, and as a result, there still exist pockets of
skepticism that the system will require large investments of staff
time and energy and produce few results.Â
Solution:Â Continually make changes that
strengthen the system and communicate accomplishments.