ERIC Number: ED326262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May-11
Reference Count: N/A
Vision 2000: Quality and Opportunity. A Review of the Mandate of Ontario's Colleges [and] A Summary [of] the Final Report.
Pascal, Charles E.; And Others
In October 1988, the Council of Regents of Ontario's system of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology was asked to develop "a vision of the college system in the year 2000." A research and consultation process involving surveys, focus groups, meetings, interviews, and commissioned research papers was undertaken to assess the current status of the system and assure the quality of career education and enhance student opportunities for participation in the future. The final report of the Vision 2000 review includes the following chapters: (1) "Introduction: The Vision 2000 Process," which examines the review process; (2) "The Need for Renewal," which reviews the system's founding mandate, discusses the new system environment, and describes the growth of the system to date; (3) "A Renewed Mandate," which discusses changes in the college system; (4) "Partners in Quality," which reviews the shift away from a job skills orientation towards an emphasis on general education; (5) "Serving Communities: A Diversity of Needs," which discusses access to education for a diverse student population; (6) "Links across and within the Educational Spectrum," which examines student transfer; (7) "Working as a System," which discusses resource sharing; (8) "Investing in College Educators, Curriculum, and Delivery," which recommends ways to enhance development opportunities for all college personnel; (9) "Role of College Boards and the Ontario Council of Regents"; and (10) "Starting Points for Change," which discusses areas for further research. Appendixes include study team membership lists and a summary of the study's recommendations. A separately bound summary of the final report is also included. (GFW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Planning, College Role, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Governing Boards, Institutional Cooperation, Institutional Evaluation, Mission Statements, Needs Assessment, Organizational Objectives, Planning Commissions, Professional Development, Statewide Planning, Technical Institutes, Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Ontario Council of Regents, 790 Bay Street, 10th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1N8, Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Toronto.