ERIC Number: ED345663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Investing in Alabama's Future: State-Level Strategic Objectives for Higher Education.
Alabama State Commission on Higher Education, Montgomery.
This document represents a plan for educational improvement within Alabama, and proposes the following four goals for higher education (2- and 4-year postsecondary institutions) in the state: collaboration, access, quality instruction, and research and economic development. Each goal is followed by specific, measurable objectives which serve as gauges for the State to measure progress. The plan that is presented focuses, not on how the State can help higher education, but rather on how higher education can enhance economic development and the quality of life of Alabamians. Discussed are the economic outlook, workforce demographics, and the education level of adults within the State. Also examined is the status of higher education in Alabama, the quality of instruction and research and economic development. It is noted that Alabama is characterized by several challenging paradoxes including vast human and natural resources but a relatively weak economy. Attaining the goals and objectives set forth in the plan is possible only through the combined efforts of education, business and industry, and government. Contains a 35-item bibliography. (GLR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Cooperation, Demography, Economic Development, Economic Status, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Labor Force, Long Range Planning, State Programs, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Commission on Higher Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers: Alabama; Strategic Planning