ERIC Number: ED327249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
2020 Vision: The EICCD Moves into the 21st Century.
Blong, John T.; Friedel, Janice N.
In 1989, the Eastern Iowa Community College District (EICCD) undertook a project to develop a collective image of what the community college should be in the coming century. The reasons for seeking this "shared vision" were to create institutional focus, foster commitment, build communication, and reaffirm the college's mission and beliefs statement. The efforts to develop a shared vision, termed the "2020 Vision Process," involved a series of all-day, in-service meetings, administrative retreats, a survey of the academic community, and the development of a series of environmental impact statements focusing on factors likely to affect the college in coming years. The process involved every college employee and resulted in the revision of the EICCD's Mission and Belief Statements, the formulation of new goals and objectives, and the creation of specific implementation strategies to obtain the objectives. Among the new institutional goals identified were the following: (1) develop and maintain administrative and staff support dedicated to student learning; (2) recruit and retain students from diverse backgrounds; (3) encourage initiative, risk-taking, and individual responsibility; and (4) become an active partner in defining and addressing community and business needs. Detailed appendixes provide definitions of the functional areas of the community college; goal statements in the areas of instruction, student services, administration, research and planning, and community services; the Vision 2020 survey instrument; and the EICCD's Belief Statements. (JMC)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Environment, College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Environmental Influences, Futures (of Society), Inservice Education, Institutional Advancement, Institutional Mission, Mission Statements, Multicampus Districts, Organizational Objectives, Participative Decision Making, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Workshops
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eastern Iowa Community Coll. District, Davenport.
Note: Updated version of a paper presented at the Annual Summer Institute of the Consortium for Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success in the Community College (2nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 24-26, 1990).