ERIC Number: ED244668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Quality Education. What Is It?
Groff, Warren H.
Major structural changes in society, involving a shift from physical production of material goods to productivity based on the exchange of ideas and knowledge, will necessitate fundamental changes in all of society's institutions, including the educational system. Among the new requirements of the educational system will be the need to plan and manage strategically and develop an awareness of the social, economic, and demographic environment in which the institution operates; an awareness of the institution's strengths and weaknesses; and a matching of institutional strengths with opportunities in the external environment. North Central Technical College is attempting to redesign and restructure itself to be more responsive to the needs of its service area during this structural economic shift. Elements of this process include: (1) relating program structure to the occupational structure of the future and the development of programs in key goals areas (e.g., information processing, electronic delivery of programs and services, and high technology); (2) the promotion of programmatic excellence, as exemplified by the college's associate degree program in nursing; (3) the increase in program flexibility through an emphasis on credit for life experiences and multiple ways for students to earn academic credit; (4) programs focused on skill retraining or upgrading developed in collaboration with local business and industry; and (5) an emphasis on leadership and service. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers: North Central Technical College OH
Note: Paper presented at Practitioners' Hall of Fame, Nova University Summer Institute (1984).