ERIC Number: ED221249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Strategic Planning for Community Services and Continuing Education.
Groff, Warren H.
Suggesting that technological changes are leading to a transformation from an industrial to an information society, this paper examines the role of strategic planning within this process. First, the paper explains the maturation of community college mission priorities in the post-World War II period. Next, a conceptual framework is presented concerning the changing nature of society and the implications of this change for postsecondary educational planning. This framework takes into account the role of computers and market research in postsecondary education, in terms of the tools that can be utilized and the colleges' options and priorities. A description is then provided of the way in which futurism is incorporated into North Central Technical College's strategic planning and human resources development model. This description includes a series of assumptions and discusses thier implications for institutional and developmental goals and objectives. Finally, the paper considers the ramifications of the onset of the computer literate, high technology, information society for strategic planning and management in community services and continuing education, covering the areas of human resource development, organizational development, and community development. Appendices include survey findings on organizational training and education programs and areas of institutional research activity at two-year colleges. (HB)
Descriptors: College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Community Services, Continuing Education, Futures (of Society), Institutional Research, Labor Force Development, Long Range Planning, Organizational Objectives, Statewide Planning, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: North Central Technical College OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Community Services and Continuing Education (Detroit, MI, October 10-13, 1982).